Technical Design Leader

Technical Design Leader

Job Title: Technical Design Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ashford, Kent
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 894363_1516963851
Contact Name: Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 26, 2018 10:50

Job Description

Our client, a leading international science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets, is seeking a Technical Design Leader.

This role requires an 'all-rounder', somebody that will be happy to oversee projects and get involved in design, so you will need to be hands-on. The ideal candidate will have experience as a whole-systems technical lead. You will be getting involved in research and development, as well as in-service support and upgrades to systems. You will be overseeing the team that designs and develops defence systems at their manufacturing facility in Ashford, Kent.

Below are some further details on the role. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities for this role will include:

Provide Technical Leadership across a number of Design Projects
Provide technical expertise to develop innovative technical solutions to customer problems
Provide technical support to other departments including Commercial and Production
Detailed technical design work in own area of expertise
Identify innovative new products or product improvements to help grow the business or improve efficiency
Ensuring that all Design projects are carried out in accordance with company Design Procedures and Regulatory Requirements.
General engineering and leadership tasks to support the Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer

About You:

Experience as a senior design engineer in an aviation / aerospace or weapons domain
Engineering Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering field
Chartered Engineer (desirable)
Domain knowledge of Unmanned Aerial Target systems including ground, target and control systems (Highly desirable)
Experience of managing trials of new products (highly desirable)
Strong leadership and stakeholder management skills
Able to turn complex requirements in to simple, innovative and cost-effective solutions.
Able to operate autonomously and reactively to changing requirements
Enthusiastic and committed to the role
Good IT skills
Calm, able to work well under pressure
Good communicator, both written and oral
Excellent team player.

Job Title:Technical Design Leader
Salary:Circa £48,000pa
Location:Ashford, Kent
Job ID:894363

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 Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

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.
This is a permanent position.

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