Chief Engineer

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    Luton, Bedfordshire

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    Up to £1 per annum + Excellent

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    Hannah Pepper

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    about 3 years ago

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Chief Engineer

Location: Luton

Salary: Dependant on experience

Would you like to work for one of the biggest global aerospace and defence organisations specialising in complex airboure systems ?

Key accountabilities

  • Approve products as the board signatory and EU responsible person for technical declarations.

  • Be responsible for assisting in implementing the establishment, deployment and management of the engineering Product Governance policy and process into electronic warfare

  • Be responsible for assisting in ensuring that the products are developed through suitable engineering processes, are compliant with legal requirements, producible, are tolerably safe, are fit for purpose and reliable in their intended environment.

  • Be responsible for product engineering quality through monitoring and consideration of corrective action, to assure that the products are compliant with legal requirements, producible, are tolerably safe, are fit for purpose and reliable in their intended environment.

  • Ensure the Design Integrity of Products, either directly or by delegation to an individual independent of the project hierarchy and with the required skills. Monitor the engineering governance process to provide recommendations for corrective action.

  • Work closely with the QA organisation and the Line of Business to ensure that the products are being developed in accordance with the mandated requirements of the Product Development Lifecycle, compliant with contractual and legal requirements, are tolerably safe, and are fit for purpose.

  • Assure that any statement with respect to product compliance made on behalf of the Company, is independently verified.

  • Support the Line of Business by providing advice and clarification in planning product compliance, acting as Design Review chair or assessor as appropriate and facilitating access and engagement with appropriate technical expertise. Work towards optimising solutions.

  • Responsible for assisting in the approval, through a Competency Framework, of the System Design Authorities, Product Design Authorities and Design Review Chairs.

Skills and Qualifications required

  • A broad engineering background is required: ideally the individual must have a wide engineering knowledge base & some product knowledge.

  • A sound knowledge of current relevant standards & in-house processes is required. Detailed knowledge of product safety & regulatory standards is desirable

  • Ideally have 10 years' worth of experience in the relevant areas

  • A Chartered Engineer, a Member or Fellow of a recognised Engineering or Science Professional body is desirable.

  • Extensive experience of the development lifecycle of complex equipment, with a background in Engineering Management, is essential. An enthusiasm for engineering

  • Proactive with the stakeholders, & to be diplomatic while understanding of the respective pressures when dealing with conflicting demands. Firmness & clarity in decision making is very important. The ability to balance technical excellence against the needs of the business is essential.