Design Engineering Manager - Defence

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  • Location:

    East Sussex, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Aviation and Aero, Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Benefits

  • Contact:

    Robert Marsh

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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A Market Leading Defence / Aerospace company are looking for a Design Engineering Manager - Defence

Plan and direct activities of the company Design and Technical Support Engineers , typically in the areas of:

+ Funded tasking - external Post Design Support

+ Funded tasking - external Research & Development

+ Internally funded - Internal Research and Development

+ Production technical support

+ Product non-conformity investigations

+ Government Furnished Equipment Management

+ Prototype modelling

+ Provide technical guidance and leadership to subordinates

+ Develop and conduct work programs in accordance with company policies , priorities and budget constraints

+ Manage department resources to ensure functional performance is consistently achieved in line with customer and business requirements

+ Provide technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required

+ Provide timely and effective reporting to meet company expectations

+ Provide direction and scoping input to funded design bids and identified R&D opportunities

+ Manage contractual and program performance on all customer funded Design Engineering activities from Concept development to post design support

+ Represent the business on Product Design Engineering cross site activities and initiatives

Requirements :
+ Substantial technical programme related experience in a government contracting environment
+ ONC / HNC or Degree qualified in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering / Science related discipline ( or equivalent qualification / experience )
+ Experience managing Government / Prime Contractor funded Design Engineering based programs and experience in managing engineering qualified personnel on a day to day basis

+ Defence Contractor or Government Agency background

+ Government tendering and contractual reporting

+ Budget planning and management

+ Used to working with diverse range of tasks with changing priorities

+ Working to tight deadlines with unsociable hours on occasions

+ Able to deal effectively with foreign military and civilian officials, as well as prime contractors and commercial team mates.

+ Specification writing and implementation

+ Configuration management

+ KPI performance reporting