Manufacturing Engineer - Configuration

  • Bristol
  • Gkn Aeroce
Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities. GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.Job SummaryThe Configuration Management / Manufacturing Engineering role is a very broad role encompassing many aspects of engineering and Change management activities. It is a customer facing role that requires interaction with both customer and supplier to ensure all the elements of change are understood including quality, engineering and cost. As a Configuration Manufacturing Engineer you will play an important role supporting our change and planning of change multifunctionally. From planning changes to design to re defining process. The successful candidate will be confident in delivery & presentation to a variety of audiences and will be able to interact with stakeholders of all levels. You will work within a dynamic, motivated and fast paced team focusing on a strategic approach to the role implementing and planning change across the business where needed.How You'll Contribute Confers with inter-departmental personnel to implement Internal and external change request, resolve system errors, and provide technical feedback to customer Manage larger complex, or multiple smaller projects/mods from programme or customer approval through introduction to production and delivery to customer. Recognize opportunities for improvement within Day to Day processes and recommend and implement solutions enabling a CI and lean working environment Breakdown, analyses and impact assess customer design proposals and Condition of Supply changes utilising data provided to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and lead time in implementing the proposal. Create a Change implementation plan for every Change being embodied to track progress, Ensuring mods are delivered on customer agreed POE, within scope and within agreed costs. Manage and validate all customer expectations and all stakeholder relationships, Report and escalating setbacks as needed Participates in developing, establishing and maintaining procedures, process and instruction for engineering activities Run programme/ change review boards to manage the introduction of new processes into the manufacturing business Other duties as assigned What You'll BringEssential: Ability to read Engineering Drawings SAP ERP tool PC Literate & fully conversant with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word Excellent team player and effective people skills to interface with people at all levels and Accuracy and attention to detail essential Excellent verbal and written communication skills Self-motivated , Driven and the ability to organise own workload Must be flexible and able to handle multiple and changing priorities Experience of working to strict deadlines in a demanding and pressured environment HNC / HND in an Engineering Discipline Desirable: CMII Qualified BSc in Engineering Prince2 or equivalent Project Management qualification What We Offer Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits: Competitive Salary Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis Life Assurance 8 x salary 25 days' holiday + bank holidays Income protection Shopping discounts, Cycle To Work Scheme & Employee Assistance Programme Structured training plans A collaborative, dynamic working environment with significant opportunities to grow your career We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go? A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know. We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​​