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Production Engineering Manager

The Boeing Company
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Closing date
8 Mar 2023

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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

BDUK is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,700 people in the UK. BDUK is responsible for delivering several exciting contracts to our UK Defense customers including E-7 AEW&C, P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft, C4ISTAR Services, Through Life Support for the Chinook & Apache Fleets, Logistic Information Services and Training Services.

Working at the forefront of the defence industry on our cutting-edge fixed-wing, vertical lift and digital programmes brings continuous challenges that require creative solutions. This fast-paced and dynamic environment means that it is highly unlikely that any two days will be the same. While working in such agile settings, your wellbeing is very important to us; we strive for a healthy work-life balance with a supportive culture which fosters collaboration, innovation and first-time quality.

This post is for a Production Engineering Manager reporting to the BDUK Design and Production Engineering Department Manager. The role will be the First Line Leader on a day to day basis for a team of Production Engineers supporting multiple programmes.

This position will have day to day direction over the Material Review Board (MRB) team members across the Chinook, E7 and future program teams. They will directly interface with the on-site leadership to ensure the team is operating efficiently and providing the required support to the programs.

In addition to being the first line leader, the role will provide direct input to the team in order to deliver the Production Engineering work scope to the programmes and business development opportunities across the company.

Examples of key tasks include:

  • Growing the Production Engineering capability for the company from both a strategic and tactical perspective
  • Continuous Improvement across the capability including interfaces to other engineering teams and other functions within the business
  • Production Engineering inputs to programmes
  • Input to Business Development campaigns and proposals
  • Management associated tasks for your direct reports
  • Develop and maintain Statement of Work (SOW) to satisfy current and emerging programme requirements.
  • Respond to changes to SOW, assesses the impact and negotiate proposed changes to determine modifications to deliverables, resources, costs and schedules.
  • Identify metrics and report to leadership to provide a status of functional performance.
  • Compare actual results to baseline plan to assess project performance, efficiencies, productivity and lessons learned.
  • Plan, identify, and coordinate resources required to support the programme through the management of functional resource requirements and reporting into weekly reviews.
  • Define plans for risk, issue and opportunity mitigation ensuring items created through the execution of engineering activities are managed and reported appropriately.
  • Provide technical coordination for the development and execution of project

Preferred Qualifications and experience:

  • A solid understanding of the Material Review Board, Manufacturing Planning and Manufacturing Engineering processes
  • Experience in Technical Planning; Excellent Systems Engineering process knowledge and skills; Good IT skills; Excellent Customer Facing, Team Building and Leadership Skills
  • Able to influence staff not directly within their span of control and achieve desired results, able to think out of the box in challenging circumstances

Work Authorisation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world's most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process.

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