Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7EH
Job Title: Value Stream Engineering Leader
Introduction to Collins Aerospace
Every second a plane takes off with Collins Aerospace equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quieten it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.
Job Function Description
You will be responsible for leading Engineering activity across the Secondaries Value Stream (VS) including AS locations in Wolverhampton, UK, Rockford, IL USA and Turin Italy. This includes the development of an over-arching product and technology strategy in-collaboration with key stakeholders.
As the Secondaries Flight Control Systems’ Value Stream Engineering Leader, you will be responsible for providing all aspects of engineering support, service and leadership to the Secondaries Value Stream utilizing a team of engineers from across AS and Collins Global Engineering Centers (GECs).
As a member of the Value Stream leadership team, reporting directly into the Value Stream Lead, you will play a key role in the strategic direction, technology development, design, certification, delivery and product service support of the VS portfolio of Systems and Products.
Provide leadership and direction to a diverse team of associates, advocating Collins cultural path and values across the VS and business.
Promote an engaged, empowered and accountable organization, championing AS cultural pillars of Diversity & Inclusion, Collaboration, Curiosity, Innovation, Bold and Customer First.
You will operate as part of the VS leadership team to understand the competitive market for the VS portfolio and establish the strategic direction supported by a technology roadmap to ensure the ongoing health of the VS aligned to overall AS strategic direction.
You will ensure engineering programs are executed in-line with agreed technical performance, schedule, non-recurring and recurring cost and compliant with the Collins’ Management System (CMS) processes, Company, customer and regulatory requirements. Engineering leadership responsibility covers the breadth of product life-cycle from strategic planning, to opportunity development, bids and proposals, product development, certification, aircraft entry-into-service, production, Value Engineering and aftermarket support.
You will ensure IPT project planning is in place to support Value Stream financial and resource planning, tracking and management.
The high quality products we design, produce and service across Actuation Systems (AS) allow both passengers and crew members to have a more comfortable experience and greater piece of mind during flight. From Flight Control systems, Composite components, to Nacelle and Military actuation systems - what we design and manufacture works together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class customer service, yet passengers don't even know we're there - and that's how we like it!
In this position you will be responsible for leading all Engineering activities within the Secondaries’ Flight Control Systems Value Stream. You will be a key member of the Value Stream leadership team as well as of the Actuation Systems senior Engineering leadership team.
The Value Stream Engineering lead will work closely with AS Engineering functional leadership to ensure a portfolio view of resources and capabilities are available within the Secondaries’ team.
You will work closely within the VS Integrated Program Team (IPT) and be a member of the Actutaion Systems’ Engineering Senior Leadership team. You will manage the IPT Engineering Leads and Program Chief Engineers and allocate and monitor projects with individual IPTLs. Functional disciplines within the Secondaries’ Value Stream Engineering organization include Mechanical and Electrical Design, Performance, Development, Software, Structural, Reliability, Safety and Materials engineering.
You will ensure robust program plans are in place for all engineering projects, monitoring ongoing project health using Earned Value Management Systems. You will be responsible for the setting and adherence to, approved financial budgets and resource allocations.
You will be responsible for the development of an engineering strategy; including technology and capability roadmaps and participate in winning new business opportunities.
Occasionally, you may be required by the Company to perform other tasks which are not included in the above description, but are within your capabilities and where necessary training will be given.
In this role you will:
Demonstrate confident executive presence as the VS technical focal facing out to Collins senior leadership and executive leadership team as well as senior leaders in the VS customer base.
Monitor program execution of all VS engineering programmes (New business, Technology, NPI, Production support, Value Engineering, cost reduction and Post Certification Engineering (PCE)). Take action where help is required.
Provide functional leadership for Program Chief Engineers / IPT leads / Project Engineers and Technical Leads. You will support the business in development of robust succession planning for all VS Engineering leadership roles.
Be responsible for resource management - liaison with technical functional managers to ensure projects are adequately resourced. Identify and resolve gaps with Senior Management.
Provide oversight of financial & budgetary controls – Actively manage programme costs. Responsible for the reporting of EVMS metrics on all projects.
Oversee the development of a technology roadmap aligned to business development and strategic plans.
Be responsible for the engineering input to develop the Value Stream product / system strategy and deliver the engineering work packages.
Provide Engineering leadership achieving Value Engineering and cost reduction objectives.
Oversee the development of your Value Stream engineers including providing mentoring, leading individual Performance Connection (PC) discussions and engineering Leadership Development Reviews (LDR)
Ensure key milestone are identified and met. Work with IPT Leads to identify problems early and deliver robust resolution in a timely manner. Seek opportunities for commonality across portfolio and across multiple product families and establish Standard Work.
Proactively engage and lead the team through the deployment of CMS and the Collins cultural path, advocating the company values in all aspects of everything you do.
Improve Engineering productivity leading the Value Stream Engineering ACE and Continuous Improvement program.
Ensure process adherence and compliance to internal, regulatory and customer requirements, including understanding of International Trade Compliance (ITC) and follow restrictions/controls put in place.
Establish strategic relationships with customers developing technical relationships in support of new business opportunities.
You will be qualified to at least Degree level in engineering, manufacturing or a related discipline, or have the equivalent training and experience.
You will need to have demonstrated project and team leadership skills. You will need to be self-motivated with the ability to engage all levels in the organization. Demonstrated customer facing skills are essential.
Be comfortable with operating in a multi-site working environment
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization
Commercial awareness so that risks and opportunities can be prioritized
Design to Cost (DTC), Design for Manufacture, Assembly & Test (DFMAT) exposure
Strong analytical capability, commercial and financial acumen
Demonstrated cultural awareness and inclusion
Strong communication and decision making skills are essential.
Be able to motivate self and team members.
Experience of coaching and developing others.
The role will be based in Actuation Systems, Wolverhampton, UK, with <50% international travel.
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