Project Lead in Morgan Advanced Materials at Bromborough, England, United Kingdom

Website Morgan Advanced Materials

This listing is about Morgan Advanced Materials in Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in advanced materials science and engineering of ceramics, carbon and composites. We operate in a series of well-defined markets where our applications expertise offers our customers a valuable differentiator, engineering high-specification materials, components and sub-assembly parts that solve their challenging technical problems.

The Thermal Ceramics division designs, manufactures and installs a broad range of thermal insulation products that significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions in a variety of high temperature processing applications. Our product offering is extensive and covers application needs from Industrial to Commercial markets.

Group Key Figures: Revenue £910m (2020), ~7,500 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and customers in 100+ countries. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

The primary purpose of the Project Lead role is to bring new processes and product capabilities to the Thermal Products Division that will enable advances in the business. These changes can include (but not limited to) safety, cost and product offering. A secondary function of the role is to provide technical consultation and expertise to the Manufacturing site Operations teams and to act as their liaison to the CoE. The role reports directly to the Thermal CoE Lead and would operate within the Bromborough CoE management structure.

To support Thermal Products Division in building strength in Morgan Advanced Materials’ three core capabilities: Materials Science, Application Engineering and Customer Focus

  • Manage a team to introduce new strategic projects to Thermal Product Division
  • Manage and be responsible for a budget for new technologies and innovations. The budget will be split into two parts 1), trials both external and internal to examine if they can deliver product needs; and 2), assist in Capex programs to implement identified technologies.
  • Develop, implement and manage design of experiments (DOE) techniques on new projects to enable good project management practices where appropriate.
  • Use of statistical analysis and results evaluation to maximise use of data generated for project achievement and execution
  • Work in a safe manner, with the ethos of a zero harm for new innovations
  • Show and report supporting evidence of work packages
  • Work with a project management methodology and stage gate approach
  • Provide mentorship and advance talent.
  • Function as a technical consultant to the operations group and act as their liaison to the Thermal Centre of Excellence and greater Morgan technology community.
  • Assist the group in realizing the future needs of the product management group


  • Support the safety improvement initiative through promoting and supporting the Morgan ‘ThinkSAFE’ ethos and leading by example at all times
  • Actively participate in the ‘ThinkSAFE’ processes (e.g. safety tours, etc.)
  • Have adequate knowledge of health and safety regulations in order to ensure compliance within the areas of responsibility and ensure all statutory registers and records are maintained.
  • Ensure all employees within the team are competent, adequately trained, supervised and have the relevant information to enable them to carry out their duties safely
  • Identify new technologies to assist with the manufacture of products relating to the Thermal Products Business
  • Establish the need for technology change and participate in technology roadmap activities
  • Form links with external suppliers to conduct proving trials with their products
  • Develop product design specifications so that external technologies can link with standard TDP equipment
  • Bring in supplier technologies in house to conduct first off trials
  • Develop capex to enable plant adoption
  • Form contact with product management group to identify market trends which that point to equipment development to address new product needs
  • Form links with external suppliers to conduct proving trials with their product
  • Develop product design specifications so that external technologies can link with standard TDP equipment
  • Bring in supplier technologies in house to conduct first off trials
  • Use internal resource and technologies to trial new innovations i.e. CoE development line
  • Form links with regions and plant
    • Identify locations for trials of new innovations
    • Engage local team to plan and implement new technologies
    • Introduction of suppliers to local teams
    • Coordinate with local resource to develop strategic capex programs
    • Conduct RA and management of change procedures
    • Develop team members to grow into future leaders


    • Engineering Degree, Masters or MBA educated (or equivalent role-based experience)
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in product development and process development (Fibre, IFB and monolithic manufacture methods)
    • Experience of writing Capex proposals and strong understanding of both financial and business administation inputs
    • Strong people management skills and cultural awareness
    • Strong team-based approach to leadership, developing high performing individuals
    • Working knowledge of Stage Gate methodology and other PMO tools a distinct advantage

    Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V Employer

Company: Morgan Advanced Materials

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Job Location: Bromborough, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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