Lead Engineer

Lead Engineer

Job Title: Lead Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895272_1545318208
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2018 15:03

Job Description

Your knowledge of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering and strong experience team leadership / management, will play a crucial part leading an engineering development project of a moderate size and level of complexity, responsible for technical and process compliance, recurring and non-recurring costs, adherence to agreed program and project milestones throughout the project life cycle. As a Lead Engineer - Machines or Lead Engineer - Conversion, you will lead a multidisciplinary team of less than 10 engineers (internal or subcontractors) across engineering disciplines as appropriate to the program to deliver customer expectations.

You will be at the leading edge of technological innovation, working for an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space
and defence markets. They are focusing on Vertical Take-off and landing light jets, UAV's and urban mobility solutions that will revolutionize the way we fly. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant environment.

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About the Role:

The client requires a Lead Engineer - Machines and a Lead Engineer - Conversion to be responsible for Leading a multidisciplinary team of less than 10 engineers (internal or subcontractors) across engineering disciplines as appropriate to the program to deliver customer expectations.
Example of projects: Product development project, System design and verification work-package. The job includes;
Responsible for the technical definition of the System / Product :
*Ensure that the product is safe and fit for purpose.
*Ensure that the product design maturity is in line with process.
*Ensure that all technical choices are supported by appropriate group (experts, peers, audit team)
*Ensure that the Product Life cycle documentation is produced and meets requirements

Project Management and reporting
*Organise and lead the project in collaboration with Technical Project Manager or Programme Management
*Provide accurate estimation of engineering tasks
*Manage risk
*Identify resourcing requirements and maintain the project plan in line with assigned resources
*Ensure project deliverables are delivered to the agreed timescale

Management of project spend less than £3m in accordance with budget
*Management of sub-contracted work; Manage definition of Statements Of Work for sub-contract work, Track and support supplier progress, Review and approve supplier deliverables & Approval of sub-contractor time-sheets within the project team
*Ensure projects are delivered to financial targets for Engineering Non-Recurring Costs and Recurring Costs

Ensure project considers Design to Industrialisation (D2I) and Design For Manufacture (DFM)

Process Accountability
*Ensure traceability and compliance with Airworthiness and customer requirements
*Requirements capture and traceability, design validation and verification, design reviews etc.
*Deliver definition of and adherence to project milestones, both external and internal
*Support for operations; permits/concessions/PRs/Corrective actions etc.

Principal accountabilities:
*Delivering project(s) to budget and schedule
*Provision of status reporting and updates
*Ensure Product / System configuration is managed and maintained (e.g. permits/concessions/PRs etc.)
*Compiling and collating documentation for Safety of Flight / Certification

About You:

To be suitable for the Lead Engineer - Machines or Lead Engineer - Conversion roles, you will need to be educated to Degree in a related discipline or have equivalent experience. A sound understanding of a variety of design and development processes is needed with an ability to analyse and resolve complex safety critical problems by devising and negotiating creative and effective solutions. You will need to lead and coach teams, generate and maintain performance metrics and have experience of the Verification & Validation development cycle. Must be comfortable supporting new business growth, promoting capability to customers.

Lead Engineer - Machines and Lead Engineer - Conversion
Salary Negotiable

Keywords: Systems engineer, Team Lead, Requirements, Analysis, Design, Review and Verification, V&V, DOORS, V-model, Lifecycle, Aerospace, Machines, Mechanical, Conversion, Power, Electrical.

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 resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

These are permanent positions.

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