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Senior Engineering Project Lead

Company : Safran Seats Job field : Project management Location : Cwmbran , Wales , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Professional, Engineer & Manager

Job Description

At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers. One day you could be liaising with one of the world's largest airframers, and the next, some of the biggest airline brands around the world!

In the UK, Safran Seats specialises solely in the First Class and Business Class seating markets for wide body aircraft, with industrial and engineering teams in Cwmbran and Newport, Wales and Brackley, England.

The role of the Senior EPL is to develop effective engineering project plans, track progress, resolve problems, develop solutions and forecast project and product cost performance.
Coordinate with other functional units, identify and address project issues, gather and analyse data to support the development of solutions and recommendations to solve problems, meeting schedule commitments and optimising performance.

Your key responsibilities include:
- You support the IPT in Identifying project risk, mitigation actions and contingency plans
- You support the development of project plans, schedules and budgets
- You track progress of Project Tasks across multi-functional Engineering Teams
- You resolve schedule conflict and develop technical solutions with inputs from the Technical
Functional teams, ensuring high levels of quality of technical deliverables
- You are able to provide a clear project status both internally and to the Customer
- You are responsible to track performance against budget for NRC and RC
- You may be responsible to ensure effective management of Large Work Packages across the group Business Units or with Partners
- You may liaise with the Customer to present technical solutions and their impact on Programme schedule
- You collate inputs to generate and maintain customer Product Specifications and are responsible to create and maintain coherent Work Breakdown Structures
- You manage technical requirements relevant to your Project scope, through a Systems Engineering approach and you are responsible to track technical changes
- You are responsible to participate in Design Reviews throughout each phase of the New Product Introduction process
- You are responsible to deliver the Engineering requirements in support of the business gated
processes (MER, PROMPT, PLS)
- You lead, manage and mentor Engineering Project Leads and Project Engineers, developing their skills and capabilities to support career development

Complementary Description

Our in-house design studio co-creates the most innovative experiences in the sky with our airline customers and partners. Our dedicated engineering, production and in-service support facilities are integral to delivering a high-end quality product that we keep flying throughout the life of programme. We are fully supported by a wide team of support functions, from HR to Finance, to Business Development and Planning and Logistics, our team is built to give Safran Seats an end-to-end capability in house in the UK.

We focus on:

Our people
These are our four People Fundamentals that underpin everything we do at Safran:
• We believe in and fostering the conditions for diversity and inclusion to thrive
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support between you and your colleagues
So you'll be supported every step of the way!

Our people are at the heart of our success, as we work together to achieve our mission: contributing to a safer and more sustainable aviation. We are tackling the biggest challenges in aerospace, with a commitment to work to decarbonise the industry by 2050.

Global Mobility
As part of the Safran Group, across our businesses we are market leaders in aerospace, defence and space; there is always potential for future mobility in the UK and internationally.

Job Requirements

- Minimum HNC/HND within a related Engineering discipline
- Typically having greater than 5 years of experience working in an Engineering Discipline
or a Technical Project Management role
- Understanding of financial management within a new product development environment,
dealing with different categories of costs that are both internal and external to the business
- Recognised qualification in Project Management (eg. PRINCE2, APMP or PMQ)
- Experienced in preparation of business cases or bids for new programmes including
Technical specification preparation
- Product development and associated processes
Systems Engineering (Requirements Engineering, MBSE, Functional design) Mechanical, electrical and systems design DFMEA, PFMEA

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you!

Our employees are at the heart of our success, as we work together for our sustainable future. There are four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:
• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

As a valued member of our team, these are just a few of the benefits you'll receive:
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Benefits Programme, with a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
• Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
• Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all

Please apply and submit your CV today! We are recruiting for these new positions now, with a view to recruit as soon as possible. Once your CV has been reviewed, we will contact you with the next stages.

We want Safran Seats 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 Seats an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

Some Travel may be required

Locate your future workplace

Llantarnam Industrial Park, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ


Wales United Kingdom

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