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Senior Research Engineer Tooling for Composites

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: PAYE plus holiday and pension
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 days ago

We are looking for a Senior Tooling/Manufacture Research Engineer with a background in tooling for composite components & Assembly fixtures.
You will be an integral member of the technology team working on developing advanced high build rate composite manufacturing processes for current and future wing applications.
We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented individuals with the skills and passion to become future leaders in what they do.
As a Senior Tooling/Manufacture Research Engineer, you will draw on your broad general knowledge of Metallic & Composite tooling design & tooling manufacture that falls in line with product lifecycle to work on a variety of research tasks in the TRL1-6 range. You will execute tasks according to plan, exhibiting a logical and methodical approach to problem solving.
Your proactive nature will enable you to understand and adapt to new technology areas quickly. Your good communication skills shall enable you to engage confidently with a wide variety of internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities
Budget accountability for a Work Stream or Work Package.
Contribute to multi-year planning and internal/external funding proposals as required.
Responsible for preparation of Technology Development Plans and Technology Business Cases within your project(s).
Ensure all planning documentation in your responsibility is regularly updated, accurate, and delivery is on track. You may also have schedule accountability for your project(s).
Support or lead any necessary 'hands on' development test work and development trials that are required to meet your Work Package/Work Stream delivery objectives.
Responsible for raising and issuing high quality and detailed technical documentation._
May be responsible for line management of core Technology Team members assigned to your WS or project or management of deployed team members.
Drive project(s) toward exploitation, identifying and supporting industrialisation scenario development.
Develop an understanding of the strategic direction of target products in your project’s and you will contribute to the development of your project(s) strategy, reconciling strategic input from multiple specialist areas.
Support project stakeholder management with internal/external customers, and you may lead management of supply chain partners in some cases.
Responsible for adherence to EHS policies and procedures in your projects or work streams and by leading by example, you will contribute to a proactive 'safety first' EHS culture in the wider team.
Contribute to the development of the client as a 'Great Place to Work', aligned with the core principles - safe, innovative, open & honest, care & respect, and ownership.

Essential:
Your Specific Technical Experience:-
Detailed technical knowledge of tooling configurations for complex composite components & Assembly fixtures that’s aligned with associated manual but mainly automated manufacturing processes for high build rate.
Bagging and preparation of composite components for cure.
Tool design, handling, preparation, and cleaning.
Aerospace composite product design requirements with a Design for Manufacture thought process.
Good reporting skills on project status and progress.
Support the work package leader of one or more major research projects.
Organise the technical content of their tasks.
Support the progress of the project plan against key deliverables.
Must be able to read & understand tooling & composite engineering drawings.