Business Operations

The staff that ensures orders get fulfilled on time and on budget, supply chains function efficiently and new business gets won.​  Project profesionals, procurement staff and business development support are crucial to any aerospace and defence organisation.

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  • Facilities Senior Manager

    KDC are working with an leading organisation within the Aerospace industry who are seeking a Facilities Senior Manager to be responsible for overseeing Facilities, Security and SHE for their Wimborne and Fort Walton Beach sites.
    This will give you the opportunity to be responsible for managing services which are outsourced to third parties and coordinating all aspects of building and facility equipment maintenance, modification and expansion for a prestigious organisation!! You will also be visiting the beautiful Fort Walton Site in Florida as part of your role!

    Desirable skills, qualifications and competencies

    ·Previous experience of Hard and Soft Facilities Management Services
    ·Demonstrable direct people management/ leadership/development experience
    ·Capital Projects Experience essential eg. Experience of new site facilities development
    ·Experience procuring and working with third party outsource providers/ subcontractors essential. Working with procurement to re-negotiate/negotiate contracts for providers for better commercial outcome is essential.
    ·IOSH/NEBOSH certification or membership of a recognised professional HSE organisation highly desirable.
    ·Manufacturing/Engineering/Aerospace FM experience highly desirable.

    The position will give you the chance to develop your skills in:

    ·Managing the maintenance of buildings, infrastructure equipment and grounds for both facilities.
    ·Managing the security team and safeguards classified or sensitive material in accordance with MoD guidelines and regulations. Maintains the facilities List X status.
    ·Managing SHE team and ensuring SHE compliance across the business. Maintains ISO14001 certification.
    ·Coordinating planning, budgeting, design, construction, and modification activities for the facility and its infrastructure and managing project performance to defined schedules.
    ·Managing and coordinates capital and expense purchases within established budgetary guidelines.
    ·Responsibility for personnel management of the facilities department including activity coordination, staffing, and performance management.
    ·Coordinating meeting the facilities needs of external customer departments including Manufacturing, Engineering and other functions on-site.
    ·Act as a company liaison with subcontractors and vendors.
    ·Managing Business Continuity plans
    ·Ensuring compliance with government regulations including building codes

    Job Type:
    Wimborne Minster
    £60000 - £70000 per annum
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  • Lead Project / Design Engineer

    Lead Project/Design Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with an exciting and innovative company who are seeking a Lead Project/Design Engineer to join their rapidly growing team in Shaftesbury!
    This role will give you the opportunity lead a great team of design engineers and help drive effectiveness with your expertise. Here you can bring your new and fresh ideas and make them a reality!
    Knowledge, Skills & Experience
    ·5+ years of experience dealing with engineering projects
    ·Has worked in technically challenging environments
    ·Can organize, present and manage expectation for technical reviews to key stakeholders
    ·Has proven experience leading a team of engineers to deliver projects to timeline and budget
    ·Budget management skills
    ·Project planning skills
    ·2+ years' experience using Solidworks including FEA and CFD capabilities
    ·Technical knowledge of a rotary engine desirable but not essential
    ·Liaise with customers to understand their full technical requirements and communicate this across all teams
    ·Good knowledge of design for manufacture
    ·Understanding of resource management
    ·Capability to guide design engineers
    ·Customer facing from a technical perspective
    ·Time and project management understanding


    ·Quick learner with a can-do attitude
    ·Good eye for detail
    ·Team player
    ·Great time management
    ·Critical thinking

    APPLY NOW!! Or call Holly on 01202596374

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    £27000 - £35000 per annum
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  • Systems Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with a leading company in the Defence Industry who are seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer. This is a chance to work for a worldwide organisation that is first choice as a developer, producer and supplier of defence systems.
    The role
    The Systems Engineer will be responsible for updating the Systems Engineering Processes and work practises. This will involve:
    ·A systematic and methodical review of current processes and practices used across the whole product development lifecycle
    ·Creation of new or updated processes
    ·Roll-out and introduction into the Business Management System


    ·Responsible for delivering key system engineering processes across the product lifecycle
    ·Working with System Design Authorities and Engineering Managers, and other key stakeholders, in the delivery of an updated systems development Life Cycle Management process set.
    ·Generating technical processes
    ·The ability to communicate and influence at all levels in a dynamic organisation
    ·The ability to extract key facts from large amounts of information
    ·The ability to condense the key points from SE practices and articulate into lean SE processes


    ·Good sound knowledge and understanding of systems engineering principles and their application to multi-disciplinary (mechanical, electrical, electronic and software design principles) engineering projects
    ·Knowledge and experience in developing and applying SE process
    ·Knowledge and experience of INCOSE Systems Engineering practice and principles
    ·Knowledge and experience in applying ISO Systems and Software Engineering - Life Cycle and Management
    ·Knowledge and experience in applying Systems and Software Engineering - System Life Cycle Processes
    ·Qualified to degree level or equivalent (HND/HNC), having worked in a multi-disciplined design environment for a significant period
    ·Ability to gain SC security clearance

    Job Type:
    £40 - £45 per hour
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  • Coordinating Technical Author

    Location: Letchworth/Bristol

    KDC are working with an organisation within the Aerospace Industry who are seeking a Coordinating Technical Author for key projects within the organisation. The organisation consists of passionate, dynamic and quality driven people who come from a wide range of backgrounds including the Aviation, Rail, IT, Financial and Defence industries. They believe that understanding the product is fundamental to creating world class documentation.

    The role

    This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual to take the lead role working on single-engine utility helicopter on behalf of a world-class manufacturer. The role will be coordinating / producing RMM, SRM and IPC documentation.
    This role will be based in the UK with quarterly on-site liaison visits (3-5 days) in Switzerland.


    Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience within the aircraft industry, with rotary wing (rotorcraft)

    •Experience working on Data Modules
    •Experience with S1000D (preferably version 4.1)
    •Experience with RMM / AMM, SRM, CMM, IPC
    •Experience in writing to Simplified Technical English (STE)
    •Familiar with ICN structure
    •Good understanding of engineering data in a variety of formats from Engineering drawings to Design Reports
    •Experienced in managing / coordinating fast paced Technical Publications projects - including reporting to the senior management / customer and financial management of the project
    •Adequate competency using different software packages for planning/reporting purposes
    •Liaising with the customers engineering team based in Switzerland
    •A pro-active thinker that can provide potential solutions
    •Ability to track production of tasks from conception to completion
    •Drive and enthusiasm to achieve customer quality criteria
    •Ability to work to deadlines and adhere to schedules
    •Ability work with a minimum of supervision
    •Valid Driving License
    •Current SC Clearance an advantage

    Please note candidates must successfully undergo UK Security Vetting before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is Security Check (SC).

    Apply Now!

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  • Supply Officer

    KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking a Supply Officer to join their supply offices in Southampton.
    This role will give you the opportunity to manage the supplier portfolio, interact with suppliers and build a tri-partite relationship with the relevant POS / POM / PS / PM representative for the implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
    You will be the first point of contact for the escalation of the operation and will mitigate unnecessary escalation. You will manage and optimise procured goods stock and support supply chain and logistics Transformation projects (i.e. QUANTUM, LTP).
    Daily management of the supplier portfolio: -
    ·Order Book Management
    ·Deputise for Supply Chain Operations Manager if required
    ·Prioritisation of Supply chain
    ·Challenge Supplier performance
    ·Lead & Drive Supplier recoveries
    ·Demand and forecast control
    ·Anticipation of risks and drive mitigation actions
    ·Master data maintenance
    ·Manage secondary flow
    ·Co-ordinate Supplier Working Parties with SCBP -
    ·Maintain Topical performance measures


    The successful candidate must:

    ·Work autonomously and prioritise the supplier.
    ·Communicate a various levels of business both internally and externally.
    ·Understand and interpret operational performance and the impact to the schedule.
    ·Ability to use and interrogate SAP.
    ·Experience in a similar role.

    Apply Now!!

    Job Type:
    £23 per hour
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