System and V&V CoE Manager


Key information

Architecture and systems engineering
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Pitstone, England, UK
Regular Full time, Full-time

Job description

Centres of Excellence (CoE) have been structured across the division in order to deliver as “ONE engineering”, with a PRODUCT through life cycle philosophy (from R&T to in service operations). In this frame the Pitstone site is focussed on rotating machine including: generator, electric motor and specification of Generator Control Unit (GCU)
The purpose of this role is to lead the System and V&V teams in the Systems Center of Excellence rotating machines in Pitstone. The leader in this role will provide economic performance of the team and ensure right skills, knowledge, tools and processes are in place, and have adapted design practices and guidelines.

Responsibilities: managing a team (skills, staffing, performance, development), support project on time delivery & economical performance by providing the right competences, at the right time
Financial responsibilities: 5 to 10 million Euro
Need to provide most economical Engineering performance to meet customer requirements
Staff: between 15 and 30 engineers according rotating machine work load+

The Pitstone System and V&V CoE Manager will be responsible for:
Leading a dedicated group of Engineers, including recruitment & resource planning, performance management, coaching and development and employee engagement
Participate in technical meetings with customers
Lead and develop the system and V&V team in
Managing customer technical specification and allocate it to lower level requirements
Coordinating engineering activities and ensuring coherence of design across different engineering groups
Conducting model based engineering to optimize architecture of rotating machine and Generator Control Unit (GCU)
Plan and lead the verification of products
Delivering & supporting products during the whole life cycle (from R&T to in service operations), with the best economical & technical performance
Upstream, ensure the competence / methods / process management to guarantee the best level of Engineering competitiveness – accordingly with CoE Division guidelines
Participate in product roadmap definition
During bid phase, support with CoE know-how / lessons learnt and estimate Engineering NRCs
During projects, provide appropriate resources against project, R&T and Product Line Management needs. Ensure optimum project allocation in order to optimize cost of technical solution (NRC/RC, Design To Cost, Design To Manufacturing & Test, total life cycle cost) in close collaboration with the Product Line Leader
In service: at system architecture level, support products during the whole life cycle (production support + Product technical support) – technical accountability given to the Product Line Leader
Develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement within the CoE – influence peers regarding best practice

Complementary description

Lead by example, developing effective working relationships and a collaborative spirit both within Engineering and across other business functions taking a ‘1 organisation' approach
Providing technical guidance.

Job requirements

Experience in system engineering, requirement validation, module based engineering, product verification
Proven people management & leadership skills with significant experience in managing a large group of engineers, or large projects
Recognised expertise in the representative CoE function
Capability to build credibility with stakeholders and work effectively with multi-discipline teams (divisional CoE, R&T, engineering, product support subjects), demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively
Good communication skills
Sound judgment and strong decision making
Change management facilitator
Ability to motivate team to deliver high performance
People: resource management, forecasting & demand management
Familiarity with the principles of design to cost, design for manufacture and design for assembly with a track record of novel solutions to achieve the manufacturing costs and assembly needs

Specificity of the job

As required

Company information

Safran Electrical & Power

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 15,000 employees across 13 different countries.

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