Director - Digital Engineering

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An overview of the role:

We are looking for an individual with a strong track record in the delivery of Digital Engineering in manufacturing industries such as Aerospace, Defence, Life Sciences and Automotive. S/he will have experience of the issues faced by manufacturers, the key digital engineering challenges including both product and process digitisation. S/he will have the deep experience of the transformation programme lifecycle from strategy through to implementation. S/he will be able to demonstrate an active and well-informed knowledge of one or more of the manufacturing industries and have an opinion on key trends.

The work:

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together.

Why this role?

You will be contributing to the plan for effective development and growth of Capgemini’s Digital Engineering capabilities. Ensuring effective delivery and timely completion of projects in alignment with commercial goals. Acting as an authority and thought leader in Digital Engineering transformation in one or more of our target industries.

  • Business development – using a combination of Capgemini’s broader pre-existing company relationships and your own network to generate revenue of circa £2million per annum .
  • Engaging with clients – developing relationships with senior leaders, VPs and Directors within Tier 1 organisations.
  • Developing relevant propositions in Digital Engineering strategy, consulting and technology.
  • Acting as an authority and thought leader in Digital Engineering transformation in one or more of our target industries.
  • Contributing to the plan for effective development and growth of Capgemini’s Digital Engineering capabilities.
  • Working collaboratively with consultants in Digital Engineering and Supply Chain teams to ensure delivery success.
  • Contributing to the leadership of the Digital Engineering team and recruiting consultants.
  • Leading members of the team in delivery to ensure their effective development .

Why you?

You will have a robust knowledge of Digital Engineering key issues and challenges from strategy, product design, digital twin development, manufacturing and full product lifecycle management encompassing service, sustainability and circularity.

Knowledge and experience of scoping and delivering projects which include engineering and manufacturing operations covering processes and efficiency drivers across one of more of the following areas:

  • Capability and process models for Digital Engineering,
  • Innovation & product lifecycle management processes and value drivers including connected and mechatronic product design principles,
  • Agility and Lean based delivery methods that can improve productivity, ways of working and throughput,
  • Working knowledge of platform tools such as Dassault Systèmes 3DX, Siemens Teamcenter, SAP PLM or other.

You’ll be experienced in consultancy methods and approaches, learned through either working for a consulting organisation or via project implementation within industry.

  • You can give worked examples of how automation can improve operational performance.
  • Experience of working at a senior level to structure programmes within either a major consultancy or tier 1 organisation.
  • A demonstrable network, in Tier 1 and key Tier 2 firms.
  • A combination of experience in Digital Engineering transformation with technology and more general consulting experience, gained from time spent within these areas.
  • A track record of selling and delivering major Digital Engineering programmes, defined either through their monetary value or the major impact it has had on the client.
  • A history of leading teams and delivering innovative but realistic solutions to client problems.
  • Strong track record of regularly exceeding Professional Services related sales targets.

As a Director you will be responsible for new business / sell-on consulting opportunities in excess of £2m per annum.

  • Highly motivated.
  • Able to thrive in a demanding but collaborative environment.
  • Able to develop and build senior/board level client relationships.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Credible, holding the gravitas to engage with senior clients.
  • A self starter, able to make your own impact and thrive with the independence offered to you.
  • Capable of communicating effectively with VPs and Directors on a peer to peer basis.
  • Able to manage a team, provide direction and help individuals develop.
  • Able to develop tailored proposals and value propositions for clients.
  • Intellectually strong with an excellent academic background.


Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so. So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference. Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all of our teams.

Work/Life Harmony:

We understand that everyone has varied lives and we want you to have a great work-life balance. So, where possible, our Work Life Harmony policy will help you to work flexibly and juggle your work and home life.


We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious about. In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 9th year. When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.

Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.

We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.

In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.

Job information

Firm: Capgemini Invent

Location: London