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Engineering Manager - St Louis, MO

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: St Louis, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


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.


Job Summary

To lead, plan, and direct a team of highly professional engineers working in a Design and Stress environment. A people‐focused technical professional who provides technical direction and business guidance to the engineering team. Proactively develops and maintains a team of high‐performing engineers and continually seeks innovative methods for improving team performance.


Job Responsibilities

• Build and hire a professional engineering organization
• Build the engineering structure to scale and grow with the strategy of the company
• Collaborate with Program Management to prioritize and target team opportunities; understand mechanisms for building team capacity and improving team performance. Align resources to deliver on commitments and drive results (resolving cross-functional issues at project level).
• Develop a detailed project plan that identifies controls for managing project deliverables in line with the project plan. Lead team to technical account strategies that align to customer business requirements and goals; assign resources appropriately.
• Monitor and approve requests for resources
• Provide timely and appropriate feedback that focuses on items that will make the biggest difference in performance; reinforces efforts and progress.
• Track and report team metrics for a given opportunity.
• Understand drivers of customer satisfaction and strive to improve customer experiences.
• Monitor and measure team progress against business plan and recommend needed changes.
• Record and manage project issues and escalating where necessary.
• Manage project training within the defined budget.
• Identify user training needs and devising and managing user training programs as required.
• Perform duties of Control Account Manager (CAM) for Engineering team.
• Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
• Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Business
• 10 years of experience in manufacturing environment
• 5 years in aerospace manufacturing.
• 5 years of management experience.
• Must have an active Secret Clearance
• Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

• GKN Experience
• MBA degree
• Experience in composites or assembly manufacturing
• Technical expertise and team leadership
• Must be a self-starter and have proven abilities with project planning and management.  In addition, must have demonstrated effective leadership of individuals and groups.  
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.  
• IT skills in Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and Project Management
• Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills



Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis