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About Engine

Engine is an award winning global communications company comprised of 13 specialist businesses.

Not only is over 59% of Engine’s revenue derived from digital, we also work with one in four of the world’s biggest marketing spenders and more than half of our clients hold relationships with two or more Engine businesses.

Thanks to Engine's unique collaborative model, at our Great Portland Street HQ, many of us sit, work and play together under one roof. Our businesses within the group include WCRS, MHP, Trailer Park, ORC International, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Deep Focus, Synergy, Calling Brands, Mischief, Fuel, Transform and Slice.

Engine's rapidly expanding global network is now made up of 14 offices across 4 different continents and over 2500 staff globally.

About ORC


At the centre of our approach is the belief that a winning workplace is created through a combination of true intelligence and the creation of a culture of action. It’s the combination of great research delivered through innovative technology, inspired insights and transformational stories and outstanding advisory support that makes us the best at what we do.

We’re passionate about our mission to help companies become winning workplaces, where individuals are empowered, inspired and supported do deliver their best in the best possible environment, and we’re looking for individuals who share the same passion to join our team.


Based at our Great Portland Street HQ and Manchester office, our Research Executives in the Employee Research team are responsible for successfully managing medium size research projects and supporting on bigger strategic programmes for our clients, all designed around the ultimate goal of helping organisations to become winning workplaces.

This is a great opportunity for the Research Executive to work independently and as part of a bigger team on a varied range of projects including employee engagement surveys, qualitative research projects and projects designed to help organisations understand specific elements of their people experience and organisational culture.


  • End to end project management of employee research projects, including liaising with our clients and coordinating the internal project teams to ensure projects are run effectively to agreed timescales
  • Managing small projects independently, and supporting senior colleagues on larger projects and international work.
  • General research tasks including question design, report writing and development of results presentations
  • Working with our account management team to build relationships with clients.
  • Supporting the creation of results presentations and reports
  • Acting as an ambassador for our work and our brand by always adhering to our strict quality standards
  • Building positive relationships with internal stakeholders both within the ER team and with other teams involved in the delivery of ER work (e.g. Technology solutions)


About You

  • We’re looking for someone with at a bit of experience, either agency or client side but with research at the heart of it. We’re on a mission to help organisations become winning workplaces so we need people who heave a genuine interest in employee engagement and a desire to help our teams achieve this.
  • Great project management and organisational skills, the ability to work within demanding deadlines, the capability to navigate Office 365, and the ability to build and maintain successful relationships are all crucial skills for the successful candidate.
  • Degree educated is not essential but is preferred for this role, particularly those of you who have degrees in Psychology, Geography, Occupational Psychology or other heavily research based degrees.

Our Offer

You can expect a great working environment and superb benefits to match, including: Free breakfast at the in-house cafe in London, free healthy breakfast in Mancester, gym discounts, childcare vouchers, contributory pension, cycle to work scheme and much more via our flexible benefits platform, “My Benefits, My Choice.”

We can’t wait for you to join us…