Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Design Approver

Last updated: 1 week ago
Expires: 1 month from now
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Aircraft type:
United Kingdom

Job description

The successful applicant will be part of a fast moving team who deliver high quality Design Support to meet the needs of the Plant. The team's function is to provide engineering solutions to all areas of Broughton Plant Manufacturing to ensure the achievement of their business objectives and product integrity, and working with Manufacturing Engineering colleagues to promote a true MEET (Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Together) ethos.

Aspects of the Role

Tangible Deliverables to Time, Cost and Quality:

  • The job holder is responsible for leading design investigations and formulating technical solutions for a range of tasks, including Modifications to the Type Design, Design / Works Query Notes 'Flow Modifications' and none specific tasks ensuring that all Design, Airworthiness and safety requirements are met, where appropriate liaising with other functions to ensure a fully integrated design solution.
  • The job holder will operate as a lead design engineer with an industry recognised design approval signatory and act as a strong focal point in leading and providing guidance on technical issues and governance. There is a clear requirement to lead the structural design process to help ensure an optimised design.
  • Strong support is required to drive on-going continuous improvement initiatives to increase team efficiency through methods, process and other capability improvements, where applicable ensuring a robust lessons learnt and feedback process is maintained. Reporting will be required on critical technical issues through functional management, and lead technical mentoring for engineering team members.

Main activities

  • Lead, guide and approve design solutions for a range of tasks, including (but not restricted to) Major/Minor Design Modifications, Design Query Notes (work's query notes).
  • Provide technical leadership and continued mentoring to the engineering team, assisting the development of team members, assisting in the identification of skill gaps and driving plans to close the gaps.
  • Ensuring that design standards and requirements are met, liaising with other functions and projects to ensure the design solutions are fully integrated.
  • Operate as a design approval signatory.
  • Support in area of knowledge the on-going continuous improvement initiatives to increase team efficiency through methods, process and other capability improvements.
  • Support and build strong relationships between wider stakeholders including (but not limited to) CVE, Chief Engineer, Configuration Management and Local Programmes Team to enable a satisfactory design solution, and implementation on the aircraft that supports airworthiness type cert and configuration management.

Required Competencies & Abilities

  • Motivated and self-driven with the ability to work autonomously when required, whilst being a strong team player.
  • Deliver reliably on time, cost and quality whilst embracing change and challenge when appropriate.
  • Anticipation mindset, able to identify risks/opportunities and manage them appropriately
  • Understand and synthesise multiple complex activities, simplify and communicate them clearly, on a timely basis, to all stakeholders as needed.
  • Innovative mindset, able to think freely with a degree of curiosity to explore new or alternative ideas and approaches.
  • Work in an open and trusting environment.
  • Understand, nurture and demonstrate resilience.
  • Industry recognised design signatory delegation (Design Approval)

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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