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  • Project Engineer

    Are you a Project or Certification Engineer with experience of developing and certifying helicopters to CS27 or CS29?

    KDC is working on an exciting overseas opportunity to support the development of a brand new aerospace product to ensure Part-21J compliance

    You will be:
    • Defining product level requirements within the design organisation
    • Coordinating and managing all technical initiatives for the aircraft system, from concept design through production and entry into service
    • Responsible for the end-end technical oversight of a program
    • Providing guidance and support to a team of engineering professionals
    • Developing and performing overall technical planning and providing airworthiness verification support, i.e. management of design and/or technical airworthiness reviews
    • Helping to resolve technical problems that would affect cost, schedule and aircraft system performance
    • Working closely with engineering technical areas and other subject matter experts for the review and approval of engineering design solutions
    • Providing coordination across the multi-disciplinary team
    • Supporting the development of technical and product roadmaps
    • Managing proto-type configuration choices and implementation /embodiment

    Please click apply to find out if this could be the next step in your career.

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    £50000 - £90000 per annum
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  • Weights Engineer

    Are you an experienced Weights Engineers looking for your next challenging role? Have you always wanted to work abroad? Then we may have the right opportunity for you.

    Our client in the UAE is looking for an experienced Weights Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. Successful candidates must have a strong aeronautical background.

    The role will hold the following responsibilities:

    • Aircraft weight and balance management
    • To provide structural engineers with the inertia moments of the aircraft
    • To support the design team during equipment and parts allocation
    • Plan, estimate and control weights engineering takes from programme activities within span of control
    • Support the programme Principal Structures Engineer in dialogue with the relevant company and airworthiness authorities

    If you would like more information please call 01202596370

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  • Contract Manager

    KDC Resource are working with a leading aircraft manufacturer based in Bristol who are seeking an Interim Contract Manager to provide support to the UK R&T Contract Management team.

    The successful applicant will join the UK CTO team responsible for Research and Technology Business Development and Partnerships. Working closely with internal stakeholders and external partners, you will be responsible for refreshing and completion of contracts with the R&T partners and likely to engage in collaborative Government funded contracts.

    Main tasks and responsibilities will include:
    • To effectively integrate between the R&T partner and internal teams (CTO; Legal; Engineering; Procurement etc.) to secure an acceptable set of terms.
    • Negotiation to conclusion of R&T contractual agreements with a range of R&T partners, establishing a range of contracts.
    • Preparation of bids for public funding, defines the appropriate contract structure, assembles the required data (technical content; tax-payer value for money; strategic fit; partner rationale; exploitation plans etc.) in close collaboration with the other Contract Managers and technical experts and partners.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the key stakeholders in the contract (technical & commercial), within the collaborative partner's organisations and at the target funding agency (officials & contract reviewers), to ensure business needs are met.

    This role will possibly involve travel for business and as such the jobholder must be able to travel accordingly.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and competencies:
    • Contracting experience with legal awareness including IP
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent), specialising in Business or Engineering related
    • Customer or supplier facing experience
    • Politically astute
    • Awareness of the security of data and export sensitivities
    • Tension / Competition resilience
    • Self-starter attitude, pro-activity and involvement
    • Organisation in terms of quality and timeliness
    • Time management skills of self and others, including ability to work under pressure/workload prioritisation
    • Negotiation level of English

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    £0 - £35 per hour
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  • Project Manager

    KDC Projects are seeking a Project Manager to work on site for a leading supplier of premium aircraft seating. This position is based in Belfast on an initial 6 month contract.

    You will be responsible for implementing a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) System using Enovia to manage the information throughout the entire engineering lifecycle from initial concept through design, manufacture, service and disposal.

    The ideal candidate will have strong Project Management skills with a background in Design.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:
    • Experience working in the Aerospace sector would be advantageous
    • Prince2 or APMP Qualified
    • Experienced with CATIA V6/CATIA V5
    • Strong Project Management skills
    • Familiar with Gate Review Process
    • Previous experience implementing a PLM system would be highly beneficial

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    £0 - £40 per hour
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  • Project Controller

    Do you have experience working within a Design Department and actively seeking your next contract opportunity and challenge?

    KDC are currently supporting a global aerospace company in the search for a Project Controller with a background and understanding of Landing Gear.

    This opportunity will also allow you to further your skill set and knowledge in the following areas:

    • Support the development of overall Landing Gear DOA management activity
    • Develop robust methods and means for undertaking value added technical surveillance within Landing Gear.
    • Manage the capture and update any DOA lessons learned from ongoing surveillance.
    • Assist in production and management of the Landing Gear DOA Score Card
    • Develop a process for capture and management of Landing Gear DOA issues. This activity would also require the generation of a database for controlling the status of each issue
    • Plan, organize and prepare regular Landing Gear DOA management meetings
    • Preparation of Meeting Minutes and coordination / management of resulting actions following meetings ensuring momentum is maintained between meetings.
    • Assist in the continuous improvement of the DOA operational meetings ensuring their effectiveness.

    The ideal person for this role will have the following skill set:

    • Project Management experience including Stakeholder Management skills
    • Excellent Organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Experience of continuous improvement, collaborative working, networking and influencing.

    For more information please get in touch through the methods shown!

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