Struggling to find good Engineering talent for your business?

Optima Engineering Division supports engineering businesses locally, nationally and internationally and finds the best people for their teams. Our key expertise lies in the following industries:-

Aerospace | Automotive/OEMs & Tier 1’s | Oil & Gas | Nuclear | Retail & Point of Sale

When you’re looking for your next Project Manager, Process Engineer or Site Manager you’ll want to be confident you are talking to a recruitment professional that understands both the Engineering industry and the job role inside out and back to front.

All recruitment businesses understand recruitment, but not all of them have the crucial and all important industry specific experience that will add value to your business.

That’s where our strength lies because all our consultants have a sound operational background. In short they have practical experience within the industry and understand the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist Engineering roles.

Here are some examples of the typical roles we work on:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • EC & I Engineers
  • Site Managers
  • Health & Safety
  • Process Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Instrument Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors, Planners, Operations and General Managers
  • Directors
  • Quality Managers
  • Quality Engineers

Key benefits of working with Optima

  • Highly accomplished experts with real practical know-how of working in the sector they recruit for
  • Seasoned Engineering and Recruitment Professionals
  • High internal staff retention rates at over 96% so you receive a consistent , seamless and efficient client and candidate relationship
  • The latest up to date market knowledge of the Engineering industry
  • Our Engineering consultants don’t work in isolation, they are part of wider team giving them access to an extensive network of skill sets and industries

How we ensure we find the find the best people for your business?

Skills Matching

We undertake a rigorous skills-matching exercise that cross-matches the skills of each candidate with the specific requirements of your business. Not only this, we also ensure that we are matching against your culture, performance and behaviour expectations

Face to face interviewing

Traditional methods of recruiting are often overlooked in recruitment but we see it as one of the best methods to assess a candidate’s suitability.

Technical reasoning tests

You will want to understand how a candidate would approach a specific process within your business. That’s why for certain roles we will use a technical reasoning test to assess a candidate’s suitability.

Competency based interviews

Competency based interviews allow us to predict future behaviour by using past behaviour as a good basis and allow us to assess for key competencies including;

  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communication

50,000–55,000

Job Title Factory Manager (Ref: 17248) Location Northampton The Role This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced operational leader to join a world leading manufacturer of low-volume but high-end products. Due to the company being in a period of sustained and steady growth, we are looking to bring a…

30,000–40,000

Job Title Quality Manager (Ref: 17197) Location Leicester The Role An exciting opportunity has arisen with a key client in Leicester, for an ambitious Quality Manager. This could suit a Senior QE looking for progression, or an established QM looking to work within a small team. You will be responsible…

£35,000–£40,000 per annum

Car/Allowance

Job Title Commissioning & Development Engineer Location Leicestershire Salary £35,000 to £40,000 + overtime The Company: Recognised within the industry as experts in providing innovative solutions to complex engineering issues, their expertise and success has resulted in an enviable order book and future commitments for the next range of automated…

35,000–40,000

Job Title Assistant Quality Manager (Ref: 17079) Location Coventry Salary £35,000 to £40,000 The Role This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established engineering business in the heart of Coventry. The main purpose of the role is to support and assist the Quality Manager in the day to day…