Chief Engineer - Mechanical

Recruiter
UTC Aerospace Systems / Goodrich Control Systems
Location
Dudley
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Chief Engineer - Mechanical

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

At UTC Aerospace Systems, we believe that innovation starts with our people. That's why we have over 8,000 engineers located in 70 sites around the globe, across 14 countries. But our Engineering organization is not just a collection of individual businesses. We use our size and expertise to create system solutions that work across all our product lines.

Business Unit -- Motor Drive Systems

As future technologies evolve towards the More Electric Aircraft, UTAS has a significant need for high performance electric motors and drives across its broad product portfolio. This role is to create a world class capability in the design and manufacture of high performance electric motors and motor drive systems, working closely with other UTAS divisions both as customers and partners, to establish superior, differentiated technologies for future Motor Drive Systems.

As a centre of excellence, we realise the value of a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish. We recognise the expertise you bring to us and we encourage your continuing training and development as an engineer and, if you choose, as a leader. We support your chartered membership of professional bodies, we offer the opportunity to be mentored by expert colleagues and you'll have access to our Employee Scholar Program - one of the most comprehensive company-sponsored employee education programs in the world. Even our contemporary new facility is planned around our people. You'll find state of the art laboratory and operations areas, as well as comfortable, spacious offices, with break out zones for team work and collaborative thinking.

Location: Fore Business Park, Solihull, located off Junction 4 of the M42, with direct links to the M6, M40 and the M5. Onsite parking. Frequent bus services offering good onward connections to rail and other bus services. Close to local amenities. Please note that we are working to expand our premises -- with work due to be completed by 2019.

Requirements

Principle Accountabilities

* Provide independent support design assurance activities such as design reviews, review & approval of documents and change management.

* Support Safety Review Board (SRB) and Product Integrity Committee (PIC) as required.

* To support project development teams with ensuring the technical integrity of products.

* Chair design reviews and ensure they are held and recorded in accordance with UTAS procedures.

* Support / lead resolution of problems or technical issues through the use of root cause analysis tools and processes.

* Help ensure engineering excellence across the mechanical engineering discipline through capturing lessons learned, ensuring best practice, creation of standard work, assisting with the mentoring and development of the engineering team.

* Support the definition development process and task tailoring required for the development of products.

* Provide support as required to UTAS business units to assist in resolution of technical issues, non-advocate reviews and UTAS Mechanical Discipline Council.

This should not be considered an exhaustive list of the duties of the position; it is meant to give a general description of what the main duties are, recognising that the successful job incumbent may be requested to fulfil assignments in other departments within the business, commensurate with the level of a Chief Engineer.

Essential Requirements / Personal Characteristics

MDSC product/technologies cover electrical rotating machines and electronic assemblies, so the ideal candidate will have deep knowledge and experience in these areas.

* Should be educated to Degree or equivalent level in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

* Extensive years of relevant aerospace experience with significant levels of responsibility.

* Should have experience of design assurance processes and supporting airworthiness requirements.

* Must have an understanding of engineering materials and production methods relevant to them.

* Must be able to effectively communicate, formally and informally with peer group, other team members and senior management.

* Must be able to produce and deliver technical presentations to employees and customers at any level.

From time to time the successful candidate may be required by the Company to perform other tasks and/or learn new skills which are not included in the above description, but are within the capabilities of the individual and, where necessary, training will be given.

Standard Hours

Full-time

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