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

£30,000–£30,000 per annum

Job Title Health & Safety Engineer (Ref: 16563) Location Leicester Salary £30,000 per annum The Role Reporting to the HS&E Manager, the H&S Engineer will proactively work alongside the team to improve Health & Safety standards across the division. Main duties include: Complete Risk Assessments, Accident Investigations and Management Audits…

£40,000–£50,000 per annum

Engineering Design Office Manager – Northamptonshire – £45 To £50K salary The Company Our client is a clean energy generation engineering company providing advanced engineering, environmental and sustainable solutions. As a business they facilitate engineering and manufacturing projects predominantly within waste and biomass. The Role The Engineering Design Office Manager…

£35,000–£40,000 per annum

Job Title Quality Engineer Location Nottingham Salary £35-£40k The Role The successful candidate will have experience working within a quality team in an engineering or manufacturing environment. Responsibilities include inspection of hardware, verification of conformity, maintaining customer specifications, plan inspection schedules and managing a team of Quality Inspectors. Maintaining an…

£30,000–£32,000 per annum

Job Title CNC Production Supervisor (Ref: 16562) Location Leicester Salary Dependant on experience The Role Full responsible for a newly created machining cell – Health & Safety, Quality (Inspection & Testing), Productivity, Training, Machine utilization & Packing. Main duties include: Effective running of all plant, resources and equipment, ensuring targets…