Safran Helicopter Engines are the world's leading manufacturer of rotorcraft turbines and the only one dedicated exclusively to this market. Our UK facility is the European Maintenance Centre Hub for the SHE Group, performing level 1 to level 3 maintenance and repairs on complex helicopter engine components. Our experienced teams partner with our broad, global customer base, providing both technical expertise and broader support in both the fixed wing and rotary wing markets.
The Engineering Manager will provide strategic leadership and technical engineering expertise throughout New Manufacturing and Repair Production whilst holding the Engineering Authority and design delegation for the Eurofighter Air Turbine Motor (ATSM). To prepare and evaluate decisions considering the achievement for both long-term profitability and sustainable competitive advantage.
Provide leadership and guidance to the engineering and test support team, managing, motivating, and developing all staff ensuring full support to business goals.
Establish an environment to maintain a team of suitably qualified and experienced (SQEP) engineers who are resilient, flexible, and engaged.
Oversee the development and qualification of industrial methods for new products, and/or changes to existing products, including their production and support systems in response to customer and other stakeholders' needs, in conformity with programme and regulatory requirements.
Deliver a team communication plan that provides monthly reports on KPIs for engineering processes.
Act as the interface between customers and/or design organisations for the early identification and rectification of product issues.
Continuously identify and implement opportunities that improve quality, reduce costs, or improve delivery of products/services.
Assist the Engineering Director with the creation, iteration, and implementation of a rolling three-year business plan to develop the team to provide optimum support to the business.
Work in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Demonstrate and lead the company values and behaviours.
Conduct performance reviews for all team members, ensuring that business goals are appropriately cascaded, progressed, reported, and monitored.
Process new product introduction (NPI) activity as required.
Create/maintain the team monthly KPIs in accordance with the communication plan.
Manage and control the configuration and integrity of the technical documentation and work instructions.
Support the MRB process, ensuring that issues are promptly resolved enabling the restoration of production activity.
Lead Level 1 team meetings (with the Engineering TL) to identify, resolve, transfer, or escalate issues to restore the team's output as quickly as possible.
Create and adhere to the annual budget for expenses.
Participate in the preparation of the budget and sales forecast for the New Production and MRO business units.
Operating worldwide, Safran Helicopter Engines employ 5,900 people and have more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries, and 22,000 engines in service.
Located in Fareham on the South Coast of the UK, we've been a leader in the aerospace market for over 80 years, with a reputation for putting our customers first. Supporting both the civil and military markets, our UK facility is the European Maintenance Centre Hub for the Safran Helicopter Engines Group.
As a valued member of our team, these are just a few of the benefits you'll receive:
25 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays)
Additional day for every 10 years' service
Flexitime – where you can accrue up to your contractual hours
Hybrid working – on site 3 days per week from home 2 days
On site restaurant with daily £1.50 subsidy for lunch
Costa coffee on site
Generous pension contributions (10% after 3 months)
Health cash back scheme (after probation)
Purchase of company shares (after 3 months)
Annual bonus of up to 3%
Company sick pay
Our dedicated Benefits Portal with a range of lifestyle benefits, including life assurance, cycle to work, retail discounts, access to healthcare & wellbeing services)
Ample free parking
Accrue points for traveling to work by bike, walking, public transport or car share
Once a quarter receive Amazon vouchers for the points (40 points = £10)
What do you need from me?
Engineering MEng or BEng (or equivalent)
Lean six Sigma
Knowledge of human factors, human performance & limitations
Knowledge of logistics processes
Knowledge of SAP (or equivalent MRP system)
Knowledge of aerospace regulations (EASA, CAA etc.)
Knowledge of production planning
Teamwork, critical thinking, decision making
Communication and literacy
Leading an engineering team in an aerospace manufacturing business
SolidWorks (or equivalent)
What's my next step?
Please apply via the website and if you have what we are looking for, a member of our talent acquisition team will be in touch.
We want Safran Helicopter Engines UK to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.
We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Helicopter Engines UK an inclusive place to work.
Occasional travel within UK and southern France
Concorde Way, PO15 5RL
Segensworth North Fareham Hampshire