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Industrial Project Leader

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Industrial Engineering Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Employees / Staff

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future generations. We design, test, manufacture and assemble landing gear used on commercial aircraft including Airbus and Boeing, and UK military aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon. Gloucester is home to the UK division and has been a leader of cutting edge landing gear technology for over 90 years, since the innovative designs of Sir George Dowty. YOU can be a part of our legacy…

What will I be doing?

You will work in a project leader role within an industrial engineering team and report to the Manufacturing Engineering manager.
You will be responsible and accountable for various size industrial projects at Safran Landing Systems: these projects will primarily be local, focusing on the manufacture of aerospace detail components, however interaction may be required globally with other manufacturing sites.
Focus will be to lead industrialisations in case of change in design, new product introduction, or industrial transfers.
Working both on your own, and with cross-functional teams in Gloucester or across the business, you will manage the whole project and will deliver on time, on scope and on budget.
You will be reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering manager but will be expected to give status updates and reports to teams and managers across the business.
Comfortable in a production environment, you will be given good autonomy as well as the chance to improve the project management toolset used on site and thanks to your project culture; you will come as a strong asset for the company.

Complementary Description

Why us?

Safran was ranked globally as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Our employees are at the heart of our success and we work together towards 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

What we will give you?

• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
• Annual bonus & Share scheme options
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
• Onsite parking, including EV chargers, subsidised restaurant, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
• Our Benefits Portal offers a number of schemes including: cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, discounted gym memberships and more!
• Global and local career progression opportunities and training & development programmes
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Social events throughout the year, and access to Dowty Sports and Social clubs

Job Requirements

What do you need from me?

• Good technical understanding of manufacturing processes: machining, assembly, special processes
• Excellent people skills to engage the team in project activities.
• Capacity to identify blocking points with a hands-on approach to problem solving. Highly motivated & determined in taking initiative to drive through a resolution.
• Energetic, self-motivated and organized.
• To take on full ownership for all project activities.
• Excellent knowledge of project management processes (APM, PMI, Prince2, etc.)
• Competent in project management through planning, execution and reporting.
• Risk management; analyzing and mitigation.
• Experienced in working to regulatory aerospace requirements and company procedures.
• Ownership and accountability of all project deliverables from project kick-off through to delivery and verification. Via the Safran industrialisation procedure.
• Previous experience working in an aerospace manufacturing environment.
• Able to lead without formal authority as the role involves working with a cross-functional team across the business
• Able to deliver content and manage stakeholders at all levels of the business, from shop floor to vice presidents.
• Positive attitude towards development and learning new skills
• Experience with APQP methodology including tools such as PFMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP, and control plans
• Lean experience (Green Belt / Black belt) preferable
• Second language (French) appreciated although not essential

What's my next step?

Please apply by uploading a CV, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion

We want Safran Landing Systems 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 Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

‘Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which may include a criminal record check'

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Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH


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