Configuration And Product Development Project Leader

Basic Job Overview

> Configuration And Product Development Project Leader
> Broughton, Flintshire
> Job Type: Full Time / Contract
> Salary: £30 – £35/hour


Configuration & Product Development Lead
12 Month Contract
£35ph Inside IR35

*** Due to the nature of the role & the industry you will be working in you will be required to achieve UK BPSS & SC Clearance for the role ***

We are looking for a Configuration & Product Development Lead to manage product changes (modifications) through the 'Aircraft Change Process' & be responsible for the end to end management of modifications, from idea generation to the point of embodiment on the aircraft.

Other Responsibilities –
– Accountable for Time, Cost and Quality.
– With a focus mostly on "Flow" mods (i.e. mods of <300k€ cost) impacting Wing production, including our major assembly suppliers, Broughton Plant and China Wing.
– Additionally with opportunities to work on; Major Modifications (mods of >300k€ cost), Major Industrial Problems, Major In-Service Problems, Modifications impacting Final Assembly Lines (FAL) in Toulouse, Hamburg, Alabama and Tianjin.
– Opportunity to work with a wide network of cross-functional and transnational stakeholders, including; Configuration management, Chief Engineering, Programme Management, Engineering, ME, Procurement, Supply chain, Operations, etc.
– Given the varied and far reaching nature of the role, this is a fantastic opportunity for personal and career development.

Tasks & accountabilities:
– Ensure accurate and complete configuration management data across various toolsets.
– Create end to end modification planning, with continuous monitoring of progress vs plan.
– Initiate and facilitate regular "drum beat" meetings with the multi-functional team(s) contributing to your mods.
– Achievement of maturity gates linked to the Aircraft Change Process, including;
– Assessment of modification drivers and change intent.
– Assessment of modification impacts, in terms of people (incl safety), manufacturing, material requirements, financial, schedule, etc.
– Creation and alignment (across the affected suppliers/Plant/FAL) of industrial planning, specifically point of embodiment and cutover.
– Provide regular updates of your modifications to various stakeholders, including at times presenting at transnational and senior management led meetings.
– Ensure Quality standards, specifically 'APQP' and 'PPV'.
– Maintain an active risk & opportunity register, leading risk mitigation actions if/when necessary.
– In the event of an abnormality and/or Quality escape, contribute to or lead multi-function teams through out of sequence work and/or recovery plans.
– Additionally, contribute to and at times lead multi-function teams through root cause analysis and lessons learnt, such as practical problem solving (PPS).

Required skills:
– Strong project management skills/experience, PMP certification would be highly desirable.
– Understanding of the Aircraft Change Process or similar, i.e. experience with configuration management in a complex manufacturing environment.
– Thus, an existing or previous user of tools such as; ACC2, ICC_ACP, DPDS would be highly desirable.
– And/or existing or previous delegations within 'CAIR', 'RFF' and/or 'CA reallocation' process(es) would be desirable.
– A technical understanding of the Wing design and manufacturing processes would be desirable.
– Thus, candidates with a technical degree (BEng/BSc) and or past experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality are desirable.
– An appreciation for material requirements planning (creation and cascade of demand) and/or master production scheduling would be beneficial, but not mandatory.
– Thus, an existing or previous user of SAP-APD would be beneficial.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change

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