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7 months ago
Aeropeople Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Ann-Maria Parkinson
Sector: Engineering
Category: Planning & Project Engineer Jobs


Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Head of Production Engineering, the role is to support the design of aircraft modifications and their installation on aircraft whilst meeting departmental and company objectives. Key responsibilities for the successful candidate include:
*Leading a team of Production Engineers and coordinating their input into bid teams and Central Estimating during developing tender opportunities.
*Providing concurrent support to project teams to ensure concepts are developed with consideration for cost, manufacture and installation whilst maintaining quality and delivery objectives.
*Aligning external installation solutions with internal designs to ensure their efficient combined installation onto the aircraft.
*Liaising closely with internal and external design teams, the Production and Maintenance organisations and all other stakeholders. The role will also involve exposure to customers and key suppliers.
*Remaining current with emerging processes and techniques with support from the Materials and Process department; to ensure the method of manufacturing is appropriate for the application.
*Defining the condition of supply for manufactured parts and assemblies in support of internal modification designs.
*Deriving detailed installation planning and flowing down estimates to individual work cards in accordance with the defined Product and Work Breakdown Structures.
*Providing support to the Supply Chain function in respect of technical requests and to verify the ability of suppliers to provide the required product or service in conformance with the associated technical requirements.
*Maintaining and certifying the configuration of the aircraft throughout the modification installation process and during flight test campaigns in accordance with established process.
*Supporting shop floor-based liaison activities to ensure issues encountered with planning documentation during installation are resolved in a timely manner and in conformance with established process.
*Leading the introduction and commissioning of new equipment and capabilities relevant to the Production Engineering department.

Key Tasks:

Daily line management responsibilities include:
*Managing teams of production engineers, whilst ensuring all activity is performed in conformance with established processes.
*Carrying out return to work interviews and performance development reviews for team members.
*Monitoring time and attendance for direct reports.
*Advising and supporting the Head of Production Engineering in the training and development of the Production Engineering team.
*Supporting the induction of new starters and contractors.
*Representing the department at project and management meetings as required.
*Preparing, monitoring and reporting actual progress and performance metrics against budget and schedule.


Key Skills / Competencies:

*Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel along with a knowledge and interest in emerging technologies.
*Ability to interact with all levels of personnel, both internally and externally.
*Excellent communication skills.
*Dynamic and proactive attitude with the ability to lead a team.
*Assertiveness with the ability to convey your perspective and that of the department in a concise and direct manner.


*Experience of understanding how a proposed electrical and structural installation design is to be integrated onto an aircraft, in support of the development of a detailed schedule.
*Experience working alongside and influencing design teams to effect efficient installations on the aircraft.
*Experience of creating and maintaining technical installation planning within an EASA Part-145 environment.


Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.
We specialise in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, defence vehicle engineering, shelter manufacture, composite solutions and the provision of personnel, training and advice. We are renowned and respected worldwide for our quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.
Part of the 105 year-old Marshall Group of Companies, which has an annual turnover of £1.3 billion, we have over 80 years of aviation experience and have completed over 1500 aircraft modifications in 35 countries. Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.


Marshall ADG offers employees an attractive reward package. This comprises:

*Competitive base salary
*Discretionary bonus scheme
*25 days holiday plus bank holidays
*Generous company pension scheme
*Access to a healthcare plan
*An excellent flexible benefit scheme
*Access to a discount scheme which offers substantial savings with a range of retailers, hotel chains, holiday companies etc.

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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