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Mechanical Design Team Leader

  • GE Aviation - 274 jobs
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Gloucestershire, England


Role Summary:
Dowty Propellers provides a range of solutions for civil and military turbo-prop aircraft, including Lockheed C130J and De Havilland Dash 8. In addition, we are developing new propeller technology for future applications, including the new field of hybrid aircraft. Reporting to the Design Engineering Leader, you will lead the Mechanical Design team to deliver solutions for systems through the product lifecycle.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • You will develop your team to provide the capability and experience to meet project demand, and where appropriate manage individual performance to promote the best outcomes 
  • You will work closely with established global design resources to augment your internal team 
  • You will engage a variety of sources to engage new talent, including direct recruitment, early career candidates, contingent workers and global resources 
  • You will lead the development of a mechanical design strategy that supports Dowty products throughout the product lifecycle, and prepares the team for future technological changes 
  • You will manage all mechanical design workload through your team, and establish a regular rhythm for control and prioritisation 
  • You will manage resource supply across the mechanical design community, and develop relationships with project engineers to facilitate high fidelity resource demand estimates for resource planning  
  • You will establish relationships with Operations team leadership, manufacturing engineering, etc., that allow you to better anticipate their support requirements and prepare your team accordingly  
  • You will develop and embed new design and PLM tools, together with promoting improvements to design practices 
  • You will provide an initial escalation route for prioritisation issues 
  • You will develop and manage assigned departmental budgets, and contribute to annual budget cycle 
  • You will be prepared to travel internationally 
  • You will perform day to day team management, including administration of holidays, time-keeping, labour vouchering, etc.

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Strong experience in a mechanical design role, with proven leadership experience 
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering or related subjects, or equivalent vocational experience 
  • Experience in coaching engineering teams to high performance levels whilst creating an inclusive environment that leads to high levels of commitment and belonging 
  • A broad range of experience in mechanical design environments, both with delivery of complex design solutions, support for productions and in-service products, and delivery of tools and process changes 
  • Demonstrated engineering acumen in a broad range of mechanical disciplines, including rotating machinery or composite materials

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website http:// Applyba.homeoffice. Apply/visas-immigration/working
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance
https:// Apply/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf
Desired Characteristics:
  • Aerospace background with understanding of regulatory environment 
  • Experience in fostering innovation 
  • Knowledge of stress analysis methods and tools will be beneficial 
  • Knowledge of materials and processes, manufacturing technology and manufacturing engineering, especially for composite parts 
  • Experience in the use of visual tools for managing daily workload through a team 
  • Propeller system domain knowledge

About Us:
At GE Aviation , we are imagination at work. Whether we're manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that tackle some of the world's toughest problems. Join us and you'll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing
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Posted 29 Jan 2020

Closes 27 Feb 2020

Ref: 3424516

This job was posted to: Aircraft mechanic

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