Head of Manufacturing, Energy Storage

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are an ally for the grid, the people and the planet. Our battery energy storage makes energy more affordable, cleaner and accessible for everyone so that every factory, business and home to reduce their energy bills by up to 50% while providing flexibility to the grid to lower costs and accelerate decarbonisation.

Our first system, the Allye Max, is an innovative 320kWh mobile energy storage system using repurposed electric vehicle batteries. It is two-times cheaper and has 60% lower embedded CO2 than other similar systems. Our teams are developing the hardware and software solutions to transform our energy is managed at the grid-edge.

Following successful testing, pilots with major companies and further engineering development, the Max is now ready for series production. Due to our rapid growth, the team at Allye is expanding in multiple areas, increasing the depth and strength of our team of energy hustlers.

We are united by the shared values of freedom, autonomy and purpose. Allye is a company where you are empowered and respected as part of an inclusive and transparent culture that values all contributions as we collectively generate a positive impact for society and our planet.

Job Description

Are you a seasoned manufacturing manager with proven leadership skills and a robust background in orchestrating the assembly of systems and sub-assemblies? If you have experience in automotive, motorsport, or aerospace, coupled with exceptional mechanical and electrical expertise, we have a compelling opportunity for you. Join our rapidly expanding London-based startup as Head of Manufacturing. In this pivotal role, you will guide and supervise the team, ensuring operational excellence in the development of innovative high-voltage energy storage systems for commercial and consumer markets. Seize the chance to shape the future of energy storage in this dynamic role, leading a dedicated technical team and contributing to our ongoing success.

Our company is at the forefront of innovation, creating an all-new range of battery storage systems for both commercial and consumer markets. As a head of manufacturing, you will not only be responsible for the assembly of prototypes and low-volume production of high-voltage energy storage systems but also for overseeing and leading the technical team to ensure operational excellence.

This exciting role allows you to make a lasting impact on the future of energy storage by being a key player in an emerging industry. Join us in this exciting journey and contribute to our continued success.


  • Oversee the mechanical systems, products and components. Conduct regular designs reviews and release through manufacturing gates.
  • Development of Technical Specifications, ESOW’s and Targets (Programme level cascaded to component)
  • Oversee and sign off CAD drawings.
  • Identify and resolve design or manufacturing issues using CAD and analysis tools.
  • Provide schemes, final designs and release drawings aligned to project requirements
  • Generate RFQ/RFI documents & support supplier engagement
  • Coordination of engineering activities carried out by the suppliers/partners – Design/Development, Test/Validation, Manufacture
  • Provide technical guidance and support to technicians and support the assembly and production of the first systems.
  • BOM - Generate & track cost and weight status against target
  • Lead the generation and maintenance of system and component level DFMEA’s.
  • Lead the development/management of DVP&R schedule
  • Prepare and present technical presentations to suppliers and the team including any technical, concerns & timing
  • Attend design reviews and support package and vehicle integration meetings as required
  • Oversight of all manufacturing operations with overall responsibility for production, maintenance, quality, and other production-related activities.
  • Coordinate manufacturing activities by collaborating with department managers to ensure that manufacturing objectives are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop and control profit plans and budgets.
  • Implement cost-effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages, and salaries.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Foster shop floor organisation and plant cleanliness among plant personnel (5S).
  • Provide leadership and training to relevant staff to achieve the company's goals and objectives. Demonstrate qualities, effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving abilities, financial management, and business acumen



  • BEng degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
  • 5+ years of progressive manufacturing experience.
  • 3+ years of supervisory/management experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Team player and builder who drives value-added results.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing operations, project planning, cost control, and program management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to influence others and interact effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Experience in ISO 9001 or other similar Quality Management Standards.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing programs and business initiatives.
  • Strong internal and external communication and team-building skills.
  • Ability to inspire and develop all levels of the organisation.


  • Previous lean management experience is preferred.
  • Experience in expanding production sites is preferred.
  • Experience in a start-up manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of battery manufacturing or high-voltage assembly.

Additional Information

We believe that diversity drives innovation. Be a part of our journey to revolutionise the energy storage industry by introducing more sustainable and superior products to the market.


Please note that at this time we are unable to provide UK visa sponsorship

Strictly No Agencies