Lean Change Implementation Engineer

  • Location

    Filton, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 MONTHS +

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Change Agent/Lean Implementer required to support to the various Programme Teams, primarily focusing on co-ordinating / overseeing and overall project management of various Engineering Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives. The successful applicant will become a Lean & Change Leader for specific business area(s), providing guidance, challenge and support to the Engineering Teams in this critical area.

Working as part of the Lean & Change Team you will be required to ensure best practice and common Change Management approaches are used in the management and deployment of the improvement portfolio. The individual must ensure the teams adhere to applicable process and standards, whilst challenging the approach and strategy where required. The role will involve but will not be limited to the following:

Manage local portfolio of improvement activities whilst incorporating customer requirements by acting as a focal point for a programme areas

Develop and support the Change Platform Reviews that :-

Engages with employee improvement ideas that have been reviewed and are supported by the management team.
Review the status of improvement ideas, takes corrective action if required, prioritises new ideas and provides support

Aligns the enabling functions (Quality, Lean, Business Management, Finance, Process, Methods & Tools and Skills Axis to have a joint improvement plan shared across every programme and site.

Shares best practice and ensures that recognition and reward of the employees.

Support the Enabling Teams in developing and deploying a Business Level Transformation Plan within your accountable area to develop a continuous improvement culture
Support the engagement of employees and Improvement Project Leaders by monitoring of savings/improvements regularly reporting local progress to stakeholders

Provide general project support and coordination using Business Transformation Team standards to ensure successful project deployment

Encourage and promote the use of CI philosophy in the business

Support project delivery

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following Experience/ knowledge/ skills:-

* PRINCE2 or equivalent Project Management Qualification
* Previous experience as a Change Management within complex matrix organisations
* Able to demonstrate the use of robust Project Management tools and techniques
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
* Understanding of Change and knowledge Management philosophy, methods and tools would be an advantage
* Able to implement change and demonstrate a Lean background

Must also be able to exhibit the following behaviours:-

* Be customer focused, by engaging and integrating well with your programme area to understand current issues and deliver results with a sense of urgency
* Comfortable working at all levels of the organisation and remain professional at all times
* Energetic, Assertive and able to think on your feet and adapt your behaviour appropriately to resolve conflict successfully
* Excellent communicator (both written and oral) and listener with strong influencing skills
* Good interpersonal skills and the ability to expedite tasks in a firm and diplomatic manner
* Ability to challenge the norm whilst convincingly inspiring and motivating end-users
* Ability to exercise appropriate discretion/ manage commercially sensitive data
* Good Understanding of Project management governance
* Strong lean skill-set/appreciation


* PRINCE2 or equivalent Project Management Qualification - Desirable
* HNC/D in Mechanical or Design Engineering is preferable