Principal System Engineer

JAM Recruitment Ltd
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be responsible for taking new engine systems and components from concept to flawless launch, ensuring a robust system/component sign-off meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements.

The role:
*To lead a small team of engineers working on a defined work programme.
*The team will deliver the work programme from concept to delivery - from specification, through analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off.


Lead a small team of engineers throughout the product development cycle to:

Create system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) - using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions.
Develop system and component FMEAs, and DVPs.
Co-ordinate and supervise DVP tests/analyses (analytical, rig, engine and machine)
Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies
Support programme gateways and reviews

To provide clear communication and support to all customers, engineering teams and suppliers:

Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams
Monitor and report status to relevant parties
Highlight issues in a timely and appropriate manner

Supplier management:

Work in a simultaneous engineering environment to support the development plan, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly.
Manage suppliers via the APQP process
Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements
Development of team members:

*Lead team members' development and growth - focussing on skills gap analysis, with creation and implementation of development plans (delivering through through coaching, regular reviews/appraisals, and formal training)

Play a key role in the continuous development of the design and systems engineering function through lessons learned implementation, design guide development/update, and process introduction/update.

Person Specification
*In addition to a passion for engineering, a proven track record of delivery, and a desire to be 'hands-on' with projects from concept to completion, the candidates will:
*Have a degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven).
*Have a sound grasp of the engine product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools)
*Be experienced in leading a small team of engineers in a product development environment (ideally with an engine manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier), with a level of technical gravitas consistent with the responsibilities of the role.
*Demonstrate good project and supplier management skills, with show good commercial awareness
*Be able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
*Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels
*Show flexibility - the role requires travel to customer and supplier sites

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