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Head of Engineering

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH115161
  • Location: England, Hampshire
  • Sector: Project & Programmes, Defence
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 19/10/2017
This vacancy has now expired.
Job title: Head of Engineering
Location: Hampshire
Industry: Defence

This is an opportunity for an ambitious candidate to take on the task of being the Head of Engineering for one of the UK's top 3 Defence organisations.

Your team are responsible for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the aircraft throughout its entire lifecycle. The Programme you will be leading has received extensive funding and as a result the department has experienced exceptional growth. This will continue under your leadership and you will be tasked with building the team further in order to support the project.


*Defining, resourcing and managing the engineering staff required to efficiently deliver the Programme objectives
*Managing the engineering governance for the Programme, ensuring all engineering activities are undertaken in accordance with the appropriate governance
*Chair engineering reviews
*Work closely with the System Design Authority and Head of Production to ensure an effective engineering interface between design and production activities, e.g. design for manufacture processes, delegation of sign off authorities, resolution of test/build issues
*Provide broad, experienced based engineering input to project definitions and reviews in order to ensure that project schedules and deliverables are technically viable
*Act as the Continued Airworthiness post holder, ensuring all continuous airworthiness management activities are undertaken in accordance with the appropriate Aviation Authority regulations

Requirements/Key Skills


*Previous demonstrable experience leading a large team of >50 engineers in the aviation sector
*Experience of aerospace quality and assurance management processes
*Understanding of civil and military design and flight approval processes and requirements
*Must be eligible for UK security clearance


*Experience of Continued Airworthiness Management - post holder experience would be advantageous
*Experience of Unmanned Aerial Systems
*Experience of R&D/R&T activities
*Experience of production activities
*CEng qualified to degree level in Aerospace Engineering or similar

If you are interested in being considered for the aforementioned Head of Engineering vacancy then please do submit an application.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.