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Air Engineering Manager

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Job Description:

In return, careers within the Air Domain offer stability, professional development and the chance to work on high profile and exciting projects, as well as a great work/life balance and an array of other benefits that come with being a member of the Civil Service.

These specific roles are in the A400M delivery team. As an Air Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of activity against Engineering Management Plans, including engagement with various stakeholders, such as the Aviation Duty Holder, the air regulatory authorities and industry, to ensure systems and equipment are safe by design and remain safe to operate. We are looking for experienced engineers, capable of leading teams and suitably qualified and experienced to hold an Airworthiness Letter of Delegation as a section leader.

Safety is central to our culture and you will be a key influencer and expected to provide briefings and recommendations for the Type Airworthiness Authority, Delivery Team Leader, OC Director and Air System Duty Holders.

These posts will allow you to base yourself out of either MOD Abbey Wood Bristol or RAF Brize Norton.

Please be advised that due to the nature of security, these roles are for UK Nationals and (UK/EU & Commonwealth) Candidates.

Responsibilities

As our Air Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of activity against Engineering Management Plans. This will include engagement with various stakeholders, such as the Aviation Duty Holder, the air regulatory authorities and industry, to ensure systems and equipment are safe by design and remain safe to operate. Other responsibilities will include:

* Managing the delivery of all engineering aspects in area of responsibility, as defined in the assignment specification or objectives, including managing the acquisition safety aspects
* Providing expert advice and guidance in your own technical area to solve complex technical problems and identify application risks
* Managing the technical requirements for the acquisition life cycle stage of one or more project, programme, service or system
* Monitoring and implementing any governance and assurance policies and procedures to ensure the 'safe and professional' status of the area led
* Leading on the development of requirements related to own area of specialism including acceptance plans, performance criteria and draft specifications
* Interfacing with industry as the intelligent customer both in a scrutiny role and supporting the identification of application risks

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification or in a relevant Engineering/Science discipline or will demonstrate an equivalent level of experience within the aerospace industry
* You will have demonstrable experience of managing and influencing a variety of senior stakeholders on policy, process and technical risk management
* You will have demonstrable experience of successfully implementing engineering management plans

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Technical Decision Making (Practitioner)
* Technical Risk Management (Practitioner)
* Communicating and influencing
* Making effective decisions

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Whilst you will be based out of the listed location, DE&S promotes Smarter working, which provides flexibility over where work is carried out whilst ensuring organisational outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently. We adopt an 'attend for a purpose' approach in relation to visits to site.

We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce. We promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment and a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S - and it's one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other