Technical Manager – Industrial Refrigeration


Glasgow preferred, UK - Flexible Location


Competitive, plus excellent benefits package


39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 17.00, Friday 08:30 to 16.00

About Star Refrigeration

Star Refrigeration is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group. We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise the important role our employees play in our success which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to join our experienced Technical team to ensure technical compliance on industrial contracts, manage design standards and drive improvement in design and technical procedures.


Reporting to the Technical Director, you will be responsible for ensuring correct and optimum design for industrial contracts, providing technical guidance for design staff, approval of key design documents and providing technical guidance to the wider Star team.


This role can be based from any Group office/branch location with the expectation of some travel to Glasgow. There will also be an initial training period in Glasgow.


Key duties include a range of responsibilities which include but are not limited to;
  • Prompt and effective review and approval of design documentation
  • Ensure efficient and effective design quality assurance
  • Specialist engineering and industrial refrigeration plant design knowledge, providing guidance to Star group colleagues
  • Participate as an active member of the Technical Management Team
  • Provide technical knowledge and guidance including sales and commissioning support
  • Support resolution of technical issues during contracts and post contract
  • Identify system efficiency improvements and cost saving opportunities
  • Identify scope for improvement and new design and system development opportunities

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a strong engineering background, including a good understanding of all aspects of industrial refrigeration system design (particularly ammonia and CO2) and operation and experience of mechanical and electrical equipment troubleshooting.

Key skills and experience

  • Engineering qualification (minimum HND, degree preferred)
  • Industry experience in an industrial refrigeration technical/design role
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and prioritise tasks efficiently
  • The ability to take initiative and have a proactive approach
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • A full clean UK drivers licence

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Twice yearly salary reviews with reference to RPI
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Private Medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

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