Engineering and Facilities Manager
Full-time, £60,000 - £60,000

Ref: 7753

Salary: £60,000 - £60,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8GR


Engineering & Facilities Manager

We have a new & exciting opportunity to join our team in our North based Distribution Centre as the Engineering & Facilities Manager 

The Role:
To build and lead the team of maintenance colleagues, to maximize plant and equipment availability and continuously improve reliability, so that the Company can deliver exceptional service to all its customers whilst ensuring the site remains legal and compliant with all relevant legislation and company policies.

The Person:
Our ideal person will have appropriate engineering qualifications and experience ideally of running and maintaining large scale automation systems as well as experience of leading a function within a mechanized environment. Previous experience of Ecommerce and Retail Distribution Centre environments & supply chain with a background in high volume retail logistics (in-house or 3PL) would be an advantage.     
A proven track record of successfully managing numerous contracts and contractors is essential (Engineering, Catering, Security, Recycling, Specialist Cleaning, MHE and many more). Financial acumen is key including knowledge of Capex / Operational budgets. Proven experience of being able to complete and own tender process for suppliers. Understanding of being able to produce business cases for any Capex required from the business.
 Key Responsibilities:

  • Budget responsibility for the engineering and facilities function. 
  • Drive down engineering related costs by the process of continual measurement, review and challenge of existing practices, working methods and procedures. 
  • Setting and managing budgets for all site contracts and for the maintenance team. 
  • Implement key performance indicators for engineering and related operational areas. 
  • Ensure site plant and equipment is maintained to a high standard to minimise disruption and maximise availability.
  • Ensure that all Company and statutory Health and Safety policies and guidelines are followed at all times. 
  • To ensure all accident and incident investigations are carried out and reports presented to the People Team and Health and Safety Manager in a timely manner
  • Plan and manage the day to day requirements of PAH Team and develop the skills and qualifications of the team in line with the business requirement


  • 36  days annual holiday (including Bank holidays), rising to 38  days after 2 years continuous service 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory Private Health Care
  • Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!
  • The option to buy extra holidays
  • Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!
  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member)
  • Your Reward Hub benefits- an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.

About Us:
When it comes to creating happy customers, we’re a different breed. That’s because pets and their people come first in all that we do. If you love interacting with pets and people, we think you’ll find life in our fun, passionate and professional teams incredibly rewarding. 
But it’s not just what we do that makes us different to other household name brands. Our approach to looking after our colleagues is different too. We’re committed to developing a culture of inclusivity where everyone is able to come to work and be themselves, a culture which welcomes everyone irrespective of what makes us all unique.
Firstly, there’s our learning and development. All new starters here get exceptionally thorough training so that they can work with confidence right from day one. Then, as they develop their skills and grow in experience, they can take advantage of potential progression opportunities across our Group, which includes Pets at Home, the Groom Room and Vets4Pets.
We also offer a generous Total Reward Package – think a competitive salary, good holiday allowance, opportunities to own shares in the Pets at Home Group, access discounts and even ‘Pawternity’ leave should you add a furry friend to your family!
As well as that, we’ll help to take care of your wellbeing, supporting you to be comfortable in your environment, courageous about taking advantage of new opportunities, and happy and fulfilled in your role.

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 13-01-2022

Expiry Date: 25-01-2022