Head of Engineering Design

Head of Engineering Design

Job Title: Head of Engineering Design
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 894783_1526043553
Contact Name: Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 11, 2018 13:59

Job Description

Our client is a leading aerospace, avionics, and defence engineering company in the UK, designing and manufacturing projects for such clients as the UK MOD for military and civil purposes for the last 80 years.

We are looking for a Head of Design to be responsible for the provision of engineering design and mission systems development activities essential for the running of the engineering and flight operation functions and to meet customer contractual requirements.

As Head of Engineering Design your main responsibilities will include:

Providing leadership and direction to, and have financial accountability to budget for, the design department.
Ensuring that all design work undertaken is within the scope of the Company's Terms of Approval.
Acting as a design CVE within own specialist areas.
Undertaking specific project design tasks where required.
Ensuring all projects are tracked against budgets and action is taken to address potential performance shortfalls.
Working with key stakeholders and the company commercial and business unit teams on preparation of quotations and tenders.
Taking a lead role in recruitment of staff including identifying assessing applications and taking part in interviews.
To ensure that CVEs and design staff are sufficiently and adequately trained to fulfil their roles and that they are competent to undertake the tasks allocated to them.

Qualifications and Requirements

Degree / HND / HNC in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering
Previous Design Office experience in a senior management position
Proven leadership skills gained from running an engineering organisation with a diverse range of activities and staff numbers
Experienced in managing a department budget with accountable responsibility for achieving management targets
CVE for mechanical design, fuel systems, cabin safety, flight test
Team oriented and customer focused with proven communication and influencing skills
Self-motivated, confident and assertive
Proven track record at management level or similar role within a Part 21 or MAA DAOS Design Office.
Previous EASA Form 4 or MAA DAOS Form 4 holder with experience in an organisation engaged in an aircraft or component manufacturing, maintenance and modification environment on fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Job Title:Head of Engineering Design
Salary:Excellent DOE + Corporate Benefits
Location:Bournemouth, Dorset
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:894783


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Nationals. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.