Mechanical Architect (Missiles)

competitive hourly rate
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Neil Freeman
Clearance Level
Job Type

A Mechanical Project Lead required to be responsible for the delivery of the mechanical architecture requirements for a multi national defence company based in Stevenage.

Establishing the Airframe Task Requirements Specification (TRS) to ensure a structured & coherent mechanical response to the overall TRS. Management of the mechanical interface. Management of Mechanical & Thermal Interfaces.

Defining the optimum mechanical architecture for all variants, ensuring the mechanical architecture and interfaces meet requirements.

Implementation of GMA Policies to ensure Modularity & Reuse objectives are achieved. Development of the overall proving logic for the validation of the Airframe. Ensuring mechanical compliance to the Airframe TRS for certificate of design. Interface with and manage customer expectations throughout the development process. Producing Statements of Work and plans for activities within their sphere of responsibility. Direct technical supervision of engineers within their team and indirect management of engineers in the extended project team. Controlling assigned budgets, managing personal workload and identifying any further resource needs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Significant experience of mechanical engineering.

Ability to technically manage internal & sub-contract activities.

Strong leadership skills, able to establish a clear engineering vision.

Good knowledge & experience of mechanical design, including Static & Dynamic Analysis, Design for Environment and Thermal Management.

Good understanding of broader engineering disciplines, including Aerodynamics, Testability and Production. Experience developing proving logic and managing the generation of compliance evidence towards Certificates of Design

Experience across the full Product Life Cycle.

Ability to influence senior managers and other stakeholders

Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal).

Willingness to travel within UK and Europe

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