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Deputy Engineering Manager (Aerospace Design & Manufacture)

Job Description

We are currently partnering with an established and privately owned design and manufacturer of products into the Aviation industry sector to identify and recruit a Deputy Engineering Manager (Design & Manufacturing)

This is an exciting time to be joining this established business, who have developed an extensive track record of developing and supporting a range of innovative products into the Commercial Aviation sector, including major aircraft manufacturers and operators world-wide.

The successful candidate will have a defined career progression opportunity to the position of Engineering Manager and play a pivotal role in the ongoing growth of the business and introduction of new products to market.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure designed products are fit for purpose, meet relevant Aerospace Standards/Approvals and can be manufactured within designated Manufacturing parameters
  • Ensure Engineering activities are delivered in line with company procedures and assist in the development of improved processes to facilitate the success of future projects.
  • Alongside the Engineering Manager, provide technical advice and guidance to both design and manufacturing teams with regards to technical compliance and product safety
  • Review and approve technical documentation, including design reports, drawings, flight test plans, and other product / project technical documentation
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement with the ability to implement best practice and process improvement
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction without compromising quality and/or performance
  • Participate in regular cross-functional meetings to address challenges and drive improvements and innovation
  • Work closely with Quality and Senior Management to ensure relevant Design Certifications and Approvals are maintained including the implementation of Technical Changes and Revisions as required / appropriate

Key Experience Requirements:

  • Ideally educated to Degree level in a technical discipline (Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar), with a strong understanding of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic disciplines and "how things work"
  • Previous Experience working within Aerospace Design & Manufacturing environments
  • The ability to work across a multi-disciplinary team, including Design, Quality and Manufacturing
  • In-depth understanding of aerospace industry standards, regulations and best practices, including TSO and DO-160
  • Demonstrable ability to implement process improvements and drive best practice
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to "think outside of the box"