Engineering Manager: Aerospace/Aviation: SW London

Posted 18 December 2020 by Whitehead Recruitment Ltd
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Engineering Manager: Aerospace/Aviation


Our client is a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions that serve a wide range of end markets and customers.

The role of Engineering Manager involves:


  • Leading a small team of experienced mechanical design and manufacturing engineers
  • Oversee the company’s product range and drive the already existing continuous improvement (Lean) culture
  • Lead new product development activities to satisfy emerging market needs and product improvements
  • Manage product and process changes
  • Participate in Aerospace contract bidding processes and lead all design and qualification activities
  • Be responsible for product test planning and execution using the companies test facilities
  • Develop bespoke test and assembly automation equipment
  • Lead failure (internal and external) investigations and prepare reports
  • Participate and contribute to the Company’s monthly KPI meetings
  • Responsibility for the coordination of new product development and engineering of products in collaboration with the sales/marketing (commercial function) within our business
  • Co-operate with other locations within FMC to ensure leverage of know-how and technical solutions within the group


Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degreein Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering (Required)
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering (Preferred)
  • Chartered status by an approved UK body (i.e. IMEchE)

Required Length & Type of Experience:

  • 3 years’ minimum experience in ISO 9001 accredited product design and manufacturing
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in managing professional engineers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The candidate must demonstrate sound knowledge in:

  • Pressurized systems
  • System dynamics (springs and dampers)
  • Systems’ Engineering
  • Product testing and test equipment design
  • Data Acquisition and Control (DAC) systems
  • Product Data Management systems (PDM)
  • Product design (SolidWorks CAD package)
  • Lean/ Agile design and manufacturing
  • Agile Project Management

Required skills

  • Aerospace
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pressure Systems
  • Springs

Reference: 41331040

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