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Our client are seeking an experienced Aerospace Engineering Manager to join them in their Ashford offices.

Key skills required for this role

Strong engineering management experience in the military of civil aerospace domain


Strong engineering management experience in the military of civil aerospace domain

Job description

The Role

As an Aerospace Engineering Manager you will report to the Head of Engineering. you'll have direct responsibility for both managing the Aerospace Engineering team, as well as providing technical expertise to our cutting-edge new product development (NPI) field.

Day-to-day you will:

  • Lead, plan, and direct a team of highly professional engineers, working in a design / development and analysis technical environment.
  • Provide technical leadership to projects, ensuring successful integration of inputs from subject matter experts within the Aerospace Engineering domain and work closely with Programme / Project Managers / engineers, and other business functions, in the delivery of technical solutions, on time, within set budget milestones, and to required quality expectations.
  • Line manage the Aerospace Engineering team, including the creation of personal development plans, and recruiting into the team, when required.
  • Review and approve technical documentation, including design reports, drawings, flight test plans, and other product / project technical documentation.
  • Ensure that Engineering activities are delivered in line with company procedures, and assist in the development of improved processes to facilitate the success of future development projects.
  • Provide technical support and advice to customers and internal stakeholders, including the Field Services team.
  • Develop and mentor junior employees, to facilitate future growth of the business.
  • Provide support to flight trials / customer flight tests, with estimated 10% travel overseas.
  • Essential experiece of the Aerospace Engineering Manager

  • Experience of managing complex engineering projects through full life cycle, from initial proposal, up to production release.
  • Possess high level technical understanding of the some of following disciplines: Aerodynamics, Aerostructures, Aeroelasticity, Flight Dynamics, Composite Materials development, alongside broad aerospace engineering knowledge,
  • Have experience of working with Project Managers, ensuring projects are kept 'on track' and within project parameters (cost, time, scope, resources, etc.),
  • Possess a strong understanding of other engineering disciplines, to enable effective systems integration, preferably having previously been part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team,
  • Have strong leadership and organisational skills, with previous proven line management experience,
  • Have had exposure to managing customer expectations / requirements, and presenting engineering solutions
  • Qualifications for the Aerospace Engineering Manager

  • You will have a degree (or equivalent experience) in Aerospace / Aeronautical engineering, and extensive relevant engineering experience, ideally in an Aircraft, Unmanned Aerial System or Missile design environment, at a platform level.
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