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We're recruiting : Managing Director?
We're recruiting : Managing Director?


We're recruiting ...

Job Title:    Managing Director
Company:    Subsea Energy Solutions Limited
Reports to:    Board & Shareholders
Team / Department:    Management Team

Job Description

This is an opportunity to become the Managing Director of a subsea engineering and manufacturing company (Catterick head office).

A major part of this role will be to develop existing customer relationships and open up new markets whilst supporting the wider organisation in the sale and manufacture of cost-effective subsea engineered products.

The MD will direct the vision and strategy for the organisation and be responsible for the overall P&L of the business, supported by the Chairman and other directors. Reporting lines include operations, engineering, production and HR.


This is the chance to make the next step in your career and drive forward a North East of England headquartered subsea energy business.

The business has recently taken on investment from a new parent company and the new MD will be crucial to create and drive forward the strategy to achieve its ambitions. 

You will be joining a business with autonomy and responsibility to lead a team of circa 20 people on the next phase of its journey. The opportunity is open to anyone from a sales, commercial, engineering or director level background looking to make the next step in their career. 


Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the company’s vision and strategy to ensure that company achieves its short and long-term objectives of the board and shareholders.
  • Provide strategic advice and reporting to the board so that they have accurate views of the market and the company’s future.  
  • Provide leadership and direction to the executive team and senior management. Foster a positive, inclusive, and high-performance culture within the organisation. Mentor and develop key management personnel to build a strong leadership pipeline.
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plan to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities.
  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times.
  • Set performance targets and monitor progress towards achieving them. Conduct regular performance reviews and implement corrective actions as needed. Ensure key performance indicators (KPIs) are met across all departments.
  • Communicate and maintain trusted relationships with clients, shareholders, business partners, employees and authorities.
  • Oversee the company’s financial performance, investments and other business ventures, to ensure that the Company maintains its competitive position.
  • Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of managers within the business providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.
  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile.
  • Analyse problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and grow.
  • Oversee the sales strategy and approach to winning new business. This includes managing the proposals team.
  • Create an environment that motivates employees ensuring that they are fully aware of what is expected of them and recognises their success.
  • Comply with responsibilities as laid down in Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Policies 
  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions, working with the management team to implement these.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the directors or shareholders.


Direct Reports: 5    

Scope of Influence: Directors, Shareholders, Management Team, Engineers, SES Employees, Suppliers, Clients


Key Skill Requirements:

  • Impeccable moral character and integrity.
  • Proven track record in a senior managerial position with evidence of achievement of objectives, budgets and KPI's.
  • Strong sales, negotiation and commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic business plans, corporate finance and management best practices.
  • Significant experience in engineering, manufacturing, or fabrication. 
  • A proven manager of people with a measurable track record of creating successful teams in service delivery with tangible achievements in improvement and change management.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills; including the ability to communicate with internal & external customer contacts and must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent analytical skills - the ability to assimilate and analyse base data and provide commercially sound and viable business solutions.
  • Goal focused, reputation for delivery. 
  • Passion for service excellence. Good under pressure.

Nice to Haves

  • Proven track record as a Managing Director with P&L responsibility for a multi-million business.
  • Experience of parent company reporting.
  • Experience of financial management.
  • An understanding of SURF (Subsea Umbilical’s, Risers and Flowlines) in the Oil/Gas and renewable markets.



Please send your CV and a covering letter to All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Westray Recruitment Group will be overseeing the process on behalf of Subsea Energy Solutions. Please contact T: 01642 612600.

If you wish to have an informal off the record chat before applying please contact Steve Pugh on or reach out on LinkedIn.


Applications close 10 August 2024.

Applicants will be contacted by 12 August 2024, for interviews mid-late August.

Due to the seniority in this position there will likely be a two stage interview process. The first on MS Teams to get to know you. The second will be on site at the company's Head Office in Catterick. 

Subsea Energy Solutions
Unit 04 Colburn Business Park
Chartermark Way
Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire


All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.