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Senior Technology Project Engineer

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

An exciting position for a Senior Technology Project Engineer has become available at our world class aerospace manufacturing facility in Filton, Bristol.

The successful Candidate will play a key role in leading the development and industrialisation of advanced technologies for the GKN Aerospace business and delivering into the Filton site. Success in this role will contribute to wing components, assemblies and
systems manufactured using new technologies being qualified for flight to deliver value for our customers. This role will lead a team on one or more major research projects and be accountable for on-time, on-cost, onquality

Job Responsibilities
  • Lead teams in the investigation of entire value chains for specific value streams, products or areas of the business to identify opportunities for improvement and new approaches to maximise efficiency and deliver differentiating manufacturing capability.
  • Conduct research for specific technology projects to support fast and effective technology development and ensure project deliverables are met to time, quality and cost.
  • Engage and build relations with the GKN global technology organisation, GKN sites, customers, academia, research centres and suppliers as appropriate to maximise the speed and efficiency of development and the impact to our customers and the bottom line of the business.
  • Lead one or more integrated multi-functional team to develop processes, working closely with the business units, programme manager, manufacturing engineers and value streams to implement technology into production.
  • Take personal responsibility to manage assigned projects and tasks to time, quality and budget to ensure contributions achieve project milestone and deliverable dates, including technical, financial and gate reviews (business, Capex or TRL).
  • Regularly document research and development activities in technical reports, memos, procedures, specifications, invention disclosures and presentations to the highest standards to capture and communicate knowledge.
  • Generate and support internal and external communications to inform the business, current and prospective customers of technologies, projects and progress to promote awareness of GKN Aerospace capabilities and maintain our position as a technology leader.
  • Provide support to bids, proposals and funding applications, internally within GKN and externally for government funding, customer, supplier and partner collaborations or joint ventures. This shall include planning new projects, work packages, technical, schedule, cost.
  • Support the creation of a culture of innovation in their team, whilst being responsible for the creation and recording of intellectual property, supporting the technology team meetings and surpassing site targets and delivering world class differentiating technologies.
  • Directly influence the identification of opportunities for improvement to continue to build and grow the effectiveness and efficiency of the Technology Team to quickly and successfully deliver technology our customer’s value.
  • Compliance with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health & Safety Procedures relevant to all work activities. Reporting of all accidents and near misses as per the company’s procedure and implementation of identified corrective actions. Maintain good standards of housekeeping in designated work area(s)
  • Champion “Export Control” compliance activities, ensuring you and where applicable, members of your team, adhere to the site “Technology Control Plan (TCP), guaranteeing compliance with Export Control Regulations, controls, training and systems.