Design Office Project Engineer
Oxford, United Kingdom
2d ago

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Airbus Helicopters is the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer and the company’s site at Oxford Airport is Britain’s civil helicopter hub.

AHUK offers considerable experience in helicopter sales, bespoke completions, maintenance and spares support. Its in-house engineering capabilities include design, customisation, installation, flight-

testing and certification, as well as technical support, maintenance, training and the supply of spares for civil and military applications.

AHUK is the MoD’s chosen provider of helicopters and maintenance for its Defence Helicopter Flying school (referred to as MFTS) located in RAF Shawbury (Shropshire) and RAF Valley (Anglesey).

PLEASE NOTE - It is AHUK policy to require all applicants to demonstrate they have the right to remain and to work in the UK.

AHUK Design Office is the appointed coordinating design office for Airbus Helicopters products operated by the UK Ministry of Defence.

Under our DAOS approval we are responsible for coordinating all design and related safety activities with original equipment manufactures and the end user.

Working with this organisation, the successful applicant will manage all design and safety activities to meet contractual commitments made with the customer (UK MOD).

The role involves liaison with MOD through an established management structure, reporting progress and related issues, establishing clarity of requirements and providing CDO inputs for future work.

The scope of role includes configuration management, safety and service information.

The main responsibilities of the post holder will be :

  • Primary DO interface for technical queries from the technical support service
  • Overall co-ordination of the DO output to ensure that all DO deliverables and produced in accordance with the project budget and schedule
  • Control, maintain and manage the CDO management plans on behalf of the Head of Design (MAA form 4 holder)
  • Coordination for all DO support activities between design teams (AHUK & AH) and the technical support service function, includingSafety & Airworthiness IssuesSupport to Technical and Publication queriesConfiguration & Change managementAircraft Repair Schemes
  • Technical coordination of modification proposal packages (AHUK or AH) and provide the authority with impact assessments, technical proposals and statement of work attendance at AH and authority meetings as required
  • Work with the design office manager to continually improve the DAOS and CFAOS expositions to meet emerging requirements
  • The post holder would ideally have the following Knowledge and Skills :

  • Regulatory, working knowledge of : MAA DAOS and CFAOS process and practicesCertification requirements (FAR / CS29, DSTAN 00-
  • 970)Certification and qualification processes

  • Technical competenciesAeronautical engineering related competencies
  • Personal skillsStrong interpersonal skills for team building and effective project managementConfident customer relationsGood networking skills building and developing relationshipsPersonnel development skills
  • Personality attributesExcellent communication skills at all levelsCommercially awareTeam player with the ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks simultaneouslyAdaptableWell-
  • developed problem solving skills and the ability to assess evidence and develop conclusions based on that evidence in a logical and structured fashionA self-

    motivated, reliable individual, with a diligent yet flexible approach, employing high standards and the means to prioritise work for best effect

  • Role skillsNegotiating and influencingPresentation skills structured and logicalProgramme / task managementProactive and constructiveVisual managementProblem solving
  • DesirableMilitary and Rotorcraft experience
  • We require the post holder to have the following Education, Qualifications or special training :

  • Aeronautical or equivalent degree
  • Equivalent experience with another professional qualification may be considered
  • Engineering apprenticeship or equivalent training
  • Key performance indicators :

  • Task completion on time, cost and compliance
  • Task estimate accuracy
  • Technical task requests (TTR) on schedule
  • Customer response time
  • Other requirements :

  • Baseline personnel security clearance and eligible for military security clearance
  • Please direct any questions relating to this job posting to recruitment in the first instance.

    This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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    Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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