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Job Ref:  68553511
Employer:  My Job Matcher
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Bridgend
Post Code:  CF31
11/10/2016 16:28
Aerospace & Defence Sector South Wales Circa 50K + benefits Our client, part of a highly successful international parent has been at the forefront of design, manufacturing and technology for an innovative range of products to worldwide customers within the demanding Aerospace and Defence sectors. As a result of rapid growth and further contract wins they are have created a new role for an accomplished, technically minded and commercially astute Principal Engineer with the ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new and existing technologies through innovation, creativity and change. Solutions and delivery focused, with an emphasis on enabling the delivery and management of key projects as well as the promotion of advanced design and design methods; you will play a pro-active role in the innovative introduction and optimisation of new and more efficient products, services and production techniques for a highly innovative product line. Supporting the Technical Project Manager, you will manage the successful delivery of allocated projects and will lead the design and development of products and services, with a particular focus on driving up the levels of consistency of methods and approach as part of the provision of evidence to underpin Design Certification in line with MAA regulations. Operating as an integral part of the delivery team, you will cover all aspects of engineering across the full development & qualification lifecycle, from opportunity development through to project closure and product disposal in order to ensure that customer needs are met and that profitable new business is brought into the company. Balancing the hard science of engineering with the delicate art of management and leadership, you will act as a conduit between senior management and your subordinates and will lead the design and development activities of a small multidiscipline team of professional engineers. As the "go to person", seasoned and novice Engineers alike will turn to you for direction, technical advice, and support as they tackle the challenges that lay before them. A self-starter, with a systems engineering approach, you will have the expertise to exercise independent judgement and management in the delivery of the allocated tasks across the full project lifecycle, including the production of high quality documentation in accordance with company processes and procedures. You will also balance the requirement to operate within a varied and fast paced environment, which demands the ability to move quickly between tasks with the "know how" to deliver work efficiently in a controlled and structured way within the constraints of company and customer requirements. A Professional Chartered Engineer with a Degree/ Masters level qualification or with demonstrable equivalent experience in a related Engineering discipline, you will have 10+ years relevant experience in a related defence/technology company with significant regulatory experience. Knowledge of the Aerospace & Defence would therefore be particularly relevant, but experience of working within other regulated sector such as Medical Devices, Automotive, Process Chemicals or other industries where "quality is critical to safety" would also be appropriate. Due to the nature of this role you must be physically capable of taking an active part in product trials (Land, Air and Sea), have a full UK Driving licence & Passport and be willing to travel within the UK / overseas. You must also currently hold or be able to hold SC clearance.
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