Engineering Project Lead

B/E Aerospace
Bedfordshire (GB)
Competative + Benefits
20 Jan 2017
17 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions based at our Leighton Buzzard facility, including x2 Engineering Project Leads.


Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be required to lead a team of multi disciplined engineers to drive the deliverables of a significant project within a major strategic program or integrated program team.  Accountable for the delivery of engineering technical  solutions to budget and schedule.


Main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of multi functional engineers with an appropriate mix of skills to deliver the engineering solution
  • Providing technical leadership and direction to the team
  • Defining, delegating and reporting status of the work package of the project
  • Organising and participating in Design Reviews throughout each phase of the New Product Introduction process.  Ensuring that all necessary follow up actions are taken
  • Identifying project risk, mitigation actions and contingency plans
  • Maintaining the engineering quality and integrity of the work produced within their work package
  • Leading and managing the engineering input into all the customer meetings such as Initial Technical Coordination Meeting, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, First Article Inspection and program reviews
  • Leading design to cost and manufacturability activities
  • Establishing and maintaining engineering metrics to produce engineering deliverables, on time, on budget and to technical performance criteria
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with customers and suppliers and to manage data transfer
  • Ensuring the successful integration of each design element with the product as a whole
  • Following and contributing to the development of the Best Practice guidelines


The Ideal candidate will have the following

  • Significant previous experience leading a project engineering team in a matrix organization, and a new product introduction environment
  •  Customer facing experience
  •  Experience of monitoring and delivering a technical project plan, including budgets
  •  Proven  engineering capability and experience to create effective engineered solutions
  •  A working knowledge of manufacturing systems and sub systems integration and assembly