Stress Team Leader

Inc package/relocation
07 Jan 2013
04 Feb 2013
Simon Portway
Contract Type
Full Time


Our customer is at the forefront of today's cutting edge Aerospace manufacturing industry.
With a global presence that offers a wide variety of composite component manufacturing solutions & aftercare products to an extensive list of customers that includes Airbus, Boeing & the MOD.

Due to an extensive period of growth & development they are seeking to appoint the services of a Stress Team Leader to join their operation based in the South West UK region.

The jobholder will lead their team & work closely with Chief Engineers to drive stress projects to completion on time and in budget and will also encompass establishing good working relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally and working closely with outsource and offload providers.

Key accountabilities will include:
? Developing technical solutions which are compliant with all relevant requirements, within agreed programs and timescales.
? Ensuring design compliance by appropriate analysis in accordance with GKN internal policies, procedures and work instructions.
? To identify and implement Lean initiatives and to encourage a culture of Continuous Improvement within the Stress Office.
? To supplement the capabilities and capacity of the Stress Office by identifying work packages suitable for off-load to external suppliers.
? Manage allocation of workload to a small team of engineers and/or off-load to external suppliers as required.

Successful applicants will be educated to degree level (or equivalent in a relevant degree discipline and have solid experience of working with aircraft structures gained within the aerospace industry. Knowledge of composite structures would be highly advantageous in this role, but is not essential.
Experience of supervising and leading small/medium teams, ideally across multiple locations is essential, candidates will also demonstrate a good working knowledge of classical stress engineering methods across product lifecycles from concept through to production, strong communication skills and be able to proactively manage their own workload as well as that of others.
The ability to resolve technical problems independently and a good working knowledge of available software techniques are all prerequisites for this role.

An attractive annual salary & package will accompany this position, relocation is also available.

Contact Simon Portway for full details.

Applications from EU candidates are welcome.

Regrettably only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.