Spirit AeroSystems

  • Principle Manufacturing R&D Engineer

    Job Locations GB-Prestwick
    Requisition ID
    2018-3713
    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 12:45 PM)
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
    Engineering
  • Overview

    To develop and execute MR&D project plans from proposal scope definition and budget submission to final project/grant delivery by coordinating and supporting a team of engineers to complete projects to high quality, ensuring schedule adherence and within allocated budget.

    To liaise with partners, technology providers, commercial and government related customers during the detailed proposal development phase and throughout the MR&D programme collaboration, providing project summary reports, presentations, and supporting technology showcase events on activities undertaken.

     

    Responsible for project grant submission and government regulatory compliance, ensuring in time submission of project claims and associated evidence in close collaboration with finance

     

    To develop and deliver MR&D projects related to innovative technologies integrating them into structural solutions for future aerostructures component and assembly products.

     

    Ensuring technology portfolio integration in line with product development timescales, technology and business strategy. Ensuring compliance of Spirit Proprietary technologies against Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) and/or Technology Readiness Level (TRL) methodologies.

    Responsibilities

    • Supports MR&D Manager in preparation for CTO/SLC/Government and project reviews
    • To develop and execute MR&D project plans from proposal scope definition and budget submission to final project/grant delivery
    • Coordinate schedule priorities in close collaboration with  MR&D manager  to complete projects to high quality, ensuring schedule adherence and within allocated budget
    • Responsible for project grant submission and government regulatory compliance, ensuring in time submission of project claims and associated evidence in close collaboration with finance
    • Managing commercial and government related customers in the various project definition and execution stages: proposals/work scope preparation, MR&D project schedule definition and adherence, government grant application, claim process preparation and adherence
    • Providing project summary reports, presentations on R&D activities undertaken.Technology scouting: identify possible technology differentiators, developing and providing Statements of Work to technology providers that would provide cutting edge solutions on future aerostructures
    • In close collaboration with finance department, reporting the full R&D project costs associated with labour, equipment, tooling, materials and subcontract expenditures incurred in adherence to project plan
    • Acts as coach/mentor to junior specialist MR&D Engineering staff
    • In close collaboration with CTO IP department, ensure accurate implementation of Technology Control plan to protect Spirit IP and future invention submissions.
    • Ensuring technical solution integration in line with product development timescales, technology and business strategy.

    Qualifications

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Company Procedures and standards relating to engineering, health & safety and environment.
    • Strong knowledge in aerospace technologies ideally in a research and development environment
    • Relevant experience in planning, developing and delivering collaborative MR&D projects to agreed time, quality and costs
    • Relevant experience in developing collaborative MR&D projects proposals/projects from proposal scope and budget definition to final project delivery to time, cost and quality
    • Relevant experience in coordinating a team of engineers and/or technicians to complete project scope and schedule adherence 
    • Relevant background in complex technology integration MR&D projects
    • Excellent interpersonal, influencing skills and a team working “ethos”
    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills are essential for this role
    • Excellent organisational and planning skills
    • Self driven, professional approach with a “can do” attitude to innovation
    • A good grasp of Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel Outlook is required
    • Desirable – MSc in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, material polymer science/or equivalent relevant degree/experience required.

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