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Our vision is simple - TopHat was founded to deliver beautiful homes, sustainably. We use advanced manufacturing and the latest technology to delivery ultra-low carbon homes, whilst keeping costs as low as possible. We manufacture homes in a controlled environment, removing uncertainties, improving quality and reducing costs. We have extensive experience of delivering projects in different ways to ensure that our customers get the solutions they need.

We've built over 200 homes with a pipeline far in excess of this. We are also a manufacturer; operating in a 125,000 sq ft factory in Derbyshire and have well advanced plans to build another one 5 times bigger. 

TopHat is investing in a second factory (“F2”) capable of producing 7,800 modules per year. This equates to an average daily output of 31 modules. The estimated internal footprint of this facility is 650,000 sq ft with an operational footprint of 630,000 sq ft. This factory will go live in 2023 and employ in excess of 800 people.

In this factory we are going to revolutionise the way volumetric homes are manufactured in the UK, pushing the boundaries of automation. This will enable us to deliver more modules per sqft of factory space than anyone else in the world.

We are looking for an individual to join our Factory 2 team as a process engineer.

As part of this role the successful candidate will:

  • Design and optimise the manufacturing processes within the facility.
  • Own, advise and update the overall factory layout ensuring inputs from delivering projects in different ways to ensure that all team members are considered & incorporated.
  • Support the workstream leads in developing & optimising all of the manufacturing processes within the facility.

Do you fit the bill?

  • You will have demonstrable skills in process mapping,  lean manufacturing and process improvement.
  • You will have experience using AutoCAD (or similar)
  • You will be tenacious in your constant quest for areas of competitive advantage/ cost reduction.
  • Above all that - you will be a team player, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good attention to detail and have the ability to communicate effectively within a team and engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business


What we can offer you


  • Up to £40,000 Depending on expereince
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Vitality Health Insurance

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Income Protection

  • Subsidised Canteen (Derby site only)

  • Group Pension Scheme

  • Flexible Working (role dependant)

  • Enhanced Paternity and Maternity Pay

At TopHat we welcome applications from all backgrounds and are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can succeed and be themselves. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it makes our business what it is today. We value diversity and we particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, women and anyone with disabilities as we are underrepresented in these areas.

Job Segment: Facilities, Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, AutoCAD, Operations, Engineering

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