Engineer in Charge

Job Title:Engineer in Charge

Location:Filton, Bristol

Salary: 43,000 - 47,000 DOE

Job Role;

To manage Programme Engineering tasks to meet programme and business objectives.
-Key Customer interface for the programme.
-Manages the engineering project team and interfaces with the business units.
-Integration at overall program level of planning and scheduling data, as required, from Product Integrators at individual package level.
-Establishing overall program priorities for design engineering task.
-Resolution, in conjunction with functional heads, of overall resourcing conflicts between packages.
-Overall design NRC planning, tracking, and control.
-Continued business programme support through product service
-Link to Operations for manufacturing philosophy, design for cost agreements, etc.
-Change control at Customer level.
-Management of project technical content.
-Identification of work packages suitable for off-load to external Suppliers.

To identify and implement Lean initiatives and to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications;

-From an engineering discipline within an aerospace environment
-Proven track record as a leader of an engineering team
-Experience in multi-discipline engineering activities
-Management of complex projects.
-Project management, planning and organising skills based on recognised management methods.
-Strong business and commercial acumen.
-Solid approach/understanding to the delivery and tracking of engineering tasks.
-Able to define challenging objectives and achieve them.
-Relationship building at all levels up to and including senior management level.
-Vision and purpose to support organisational change.
-Ability to mentor and coach engineers in the delivery of their specific task
Personal Specification;
-Able to influence, and where necessary challenge, stakeholders at all levels within the business.
-Likely to be able to be eligible for approval level 4 signatory.
-Able to work with cross functional teams that will typically include (in addition to the design engineering team) operations, manufacturing engineering, commercial. procurement, quality and suppliers
-Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills
-Must have the ability to rationalise, assess and evaluate information that may not always be clear
-Has good judgement in considering when escalation is appropriate.
-Strong minded and committed, focussed on delivery, must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
-Numerate and articulate
-Ability to present data and reports to facilitate the decision making process at all levels of the business
-Has the ability to work successfully within a matrix managed business, able to influence without legitimate authority
-Ability to work as key a part of a team
-Resourceful, flexible and adaptable.
-Prepared to work on the complete range of GKN Aerospace programmes, both civil and military
-Able to travel as required by the position including internationally.

Direct Reports

-Design Stress Configuration & Systems Teams allocated to the Programme

Internal Contacts

-All Engineering functions within GKN Aerospace (specifically the Chief Engineers Office, Functional Heads, Engineering Programme Management & Engineering Senior Management Team)
-Quality department
-Site / Engineering senior leadership team(s)
-Programme Director
-Customer Support

External Contacts

-Customers, Aircraft Operators
-Sub Tier Suppliers including,
oEngineering resource providers
oHardware / Software providers (particularly Design and Build suppliers)
-Regulatory Authorities

Contact Information:

Please email a copy of your most recent CV to or call Charlie Jackson on +44(0)1202 596367 for further information.

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Job Type : Permanent

Location : Bristol

Salary : 43k - 47k pa + Excellent Benefits

Date Advertised : 23 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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