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Engineering Resource Coordinator (UK)

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace


A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn.


Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 


Making a Difference 

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary


GKN Aerospace has a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Resource Coordinator to join the Design Engineering team. Ideally we are looking for someone who has a background in workforce planning and data analysis. You will ideally be based in the Global Technology Centre, Bristol, but could also be based at other GKN sites within the UK.


The Resource Coordinator will provide support to the Engineering Resource Manager with regards to workforce planning (people and capabilities) and associated data analysis activities, including liaison with external supplier personnel and internal GKN Managers as required. Although based in the UK, being part of the international Civil Airframe Engineering Business Management Team, you will be involved with data analysis from across the GKN Aerospace Design Engineering business.  For this reason, some international travel may be required.

Job Responsibilities


You will be given support and training in the position, whilst day to day, having full involvement in the following aspects of the role:


Workforce Planning
•    Maintenance of the headcount lists within the Workforce Planning Tool.
•    Liaison with Resource Requestors to understand demand and manage local resource requests.
•    Chasing of Resource Request demand and forecast inputs into the Workforce Planning Tool.
•    Maintenance of Project lists within the Workforce Planning Tool in liaison with Programme representatives and the Business Controllers.
•    Maintenance of Resource Deployment trackers.
•    Generation and maintenance of resource KPIs. 
•    Analysis and reporting of engineering utilisation.


•    Maintenance of headcount trackers, including starters and leavers.
•    Management of the resource on-boarding process.
•    Generation of resource dashboard reports.


General Management
•    Data analysis for KPI reporting. 
•    Chasing of inputs and updates.
•    Provision and update of capability and capacity reports.
•    Update of IT resource registers.
•    Liaison with Business Controllers with regards to headcount and activity reporting.

How you’ll contribute


To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:



  • Development and effective use of KPIs.
  • MS Excel skillset – including Workbook creation and Pivot Tables.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.


  • Experience of engineering and/or resource management functions
  • Experienced in People and Change Management, including ability to engage at all levels of the organisation
  • Experience of Project and Risk Management, including contingency planning
  • Commercial awareness


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do. The successful candidate will be proactive andw able to work well independently. 

What We’ll Offer


Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 


As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

Why Join Us


A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.


We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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