Engineering Manager

£70,000+ plus excellent benefits, including up to 10% employer pension contribution, private healthcare, and a company car or £6,000 car allowance (Work Level 4)
Manchester city centre (hybrid working)

We’re open to applications from candidates who may require flexible working arrangements. There’ll be an opportunity to discuss your flexible working requirements during the interview process, and at offer stage.

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to join us at Co-op and support our Engineering teams. In this role you’ll work in a hybrid way – occasionally travelling into our Manchester office for team days, meetings, and events etc (find out more about our hybrid working policy

As an Engineering Manager, you’ll manage and mentor a group of up to 15 of our engineering colleagues – coaching them in both their technical and professional development. We’re flexible when it comes to your technology background, but we’d like you to be strong in modern application/infrastructure development practices.

If you’ve got great software development or delivery experience and the excellent people and leadership skills that we’re looking for, we can offer you the chance to progress your career with a business that puts digital at the heart of its strategy.

What you’ll do

  • Manage and mentor a group of up to 15 engineers at all levels, from different specialties, across multiple teams
  • Help to grow and continuously develop our community of engineers
  • Coach and guide our engineers in their personal and professional development
  • Coach and guide our engineers from a technical perspective, using your knowledge and experience to help them develop their skills
  • Build meaningful relationships and work collaboratively with other engineering managers, technical leaders, and product managers across Co-op
  • Support our recruitment activity; getting involved in interviews, assessments, onboarding etc.
  • Work closely with external partners and be an advocate for our engineering community, collaborating with industry organisations and events

This role would suit people who have

  • Excellent leadership skills, with significant experience managing and coaching large, multi-disciplinary teams, and providing pastoral care to colleagues in a matrix environment
  • A good knowledge of, and experience with, at least one programming language (e.g. Java, C#, Python, JavaScript etc.)
  • Alternatively, knowledge in infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform, Puppet, Chef) or cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Alternatively, knowledge and experience from a quality assurance background (e.g. quality coaching, agile testing)
  • Great communication and relationship-building skills

Why Co-op?

If you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • Private healthcare
  • A company car or car allowance
  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We’re also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we’ll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We’ll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

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