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Engineering Business Coordinator

Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: East Cowes, 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.


Sitting across our three business lines; Civil, Defence and Engines at our East Cowes manufacturing plants you’ll do just that. Established in 1901, one of our older production sites with a workforce of circa 800 employees. Our East Cowes plants, Isle of Wight are where we design, manufacture, test and repair high performance structures and systems. We have two facilities on the Island; Falcon Yard, Ferry Road and Osborne Site, Saunders Way. Both locations employ the company’s distinct competencies in major assemblies and composite structures for the global aerospace market. Our customer base includes Airbus, Astronics, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna, Cobham, Honeywell, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce and Triumph.

Job Summary


Joining our Civil Airframe Engineering department, the Engineering Business Coordinator will be based at our East Cowes site on the Isle of Wight and will support across our Civil Business Line. Reporting in to the Engineering Business Manager with the opportunity for hybrid working depending on business needs, the Engineering Business Coordinator will support with commercial, procurement, financial and data analysis activities, including liaison with external supplier personnel and internal GKN Managers as required.

Job Responsibilities


Attendance and Activity Cost Collection
•    Setup and administration of activity booking systems (time, attendance and activities).
•    Provision of routine and ad hoc project reports (time and costs) to chief engineers and programme managers.
•    Enablement of and advice to engineers with regards to recording their time, attendance and activity.
•    Adjustments/corrections to job bookings in support of projects under direction from programme managers & chief engineers.
•    Liaison with the GKN Bangalore business support team (data loaders) and checking their inputs.

Procurement Management
•    Administration of Purchase Order Requests and maintenance of Purchase Order registers.


Finance Management
•    Assembly and pivoting of invoicing reports to enable reporting of month-end recoveries and financial journals.


General Management
•    Data analysis for KPI reporting of business performance.
•    Chasing of inputs and approvals – timesheets, purchase orders, budget coverage, Supplier requests to invoice and invoice submission/payments.
•    Liaison with Resource 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:



  • A-Levels or relevant experience within a Business background 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • A strong interest in Business Management 



  • A Business or Maths related degree or relevant experience
  • A desire to progress within the company and own your own development 


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 Engineering Business Coordinator will be an organised, data driven individual with a strong ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

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
•    190 hours holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 
•    Opportunity for Hybrid working – giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working


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.


Hybrid Work Approach

We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.  We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it. 

Join us and keep the world moving … click on the link below to apply