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  • Senior Stress and Thermal Engineer

    Are you an experienced Senior Stress Engineer? Do you have a knowledge of thermal analysis? If so, we may have the right opportunity for you!

    Our global client based in the Portsmouth area is looking for an experienced Senior Stress and Thermal Engineer to join their team.
    This will be an initial 6 month contract with a view to extend.


    The role will hold the following responsibilities:

    • Perform structural and thermal analysis of payload components and equipment
    • Analyse for performance against random vibration, thermoelastic and thermal environments to validate designs or purpose new variants
    • Provide a detailed definition of all structural testing required to verify that the strength and stiffness requirements are met.



    Suitable candidates should have the following skills:

    • A strong mechanical engineering background
    • Experience in Nastran
    • Experience in optimisation for metallic AM
    • Experience in FEMAP, TMG is highly desirable

    For more information call 01202596370

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Job Ref:
    J140199
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  • Compliance Manager

    Do you have a background in Quality or Compliance management and actively looking for a new opportunity within the aviation industry?

    KDC are currently working closely with an Aviation company that specialise in the design and manufacture for the police, ambulance and emergency aircraft services.

    Due to significant growth and an increase in workload, this company is looking for someone with an energetic background that enjoys tackling problems and the attitude to drive a company forward. This position will offer you the opportunity to carry out internal and external audits and promote continuous improvement throughout the business.

    This position will also offer you the opportunity to;

    • Reports directly to the Director of Compliance
    • Manage and develop the audit programmes for all the current approvals held by SAS.
    • Carry out/supervise internal and external audits to the audit programmes to include discussions with Departmental Heads on root cause for any NCRs raised.
    • Deputise for the Director of Compliance in his absence.
    • Promote the Company SMS.
    • Submit Exposition amendments to the CAA, as required.
    • Authorise company personnel across the SAS approvals, when required.
    • Approve compliance related Company Procedures and disseminate.
    • Promote continuous improvement throughout the Company.
    • Submit occurrence reports, as required.
    • Assess and approve suppliers and subcontractors.
    • Attend and present pertinent information at manager meetings.
    • Provide information, guidance and advice, to personnel, on all regulatory matters when required.
    • Advise the Accountable Manager/Managing Director on compliance matters as required.

    Desirable Skills;

    • Strong understanding and experience working within a Part 21J/G environment
    • Thorough knowledge of Part 145 and Part M regulations

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Salary:
    In line with experience
    Job Ref:
    J140190
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  • Lead Quality Engineer

    Are you a Quality Engineer with the desire to progress but without the opportunity to do so in your current role?

    KDC Resource are working with an industry leader on a position that could offer you a challenging role where you would be rewarded with growth and development, career progression and intricate projects to keep you continuously motivated.

    This is an opportunity to be an agent of change and lead a buzzing team Quality Engineers whilst supporting the Quality Manager; all together driving both day to day and continuous improvement activities!

    The successful Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their skill set in the following area.

    ·Deputise for the Quality Manager as required leading the entire team and reporting to Operations Management/Executives as required
    ·Lead the Quality Engineer team in day to day activities
    ·Driver of QE team CI activities
    ·Establish and maintain the internal audit schedule to AS9100 and EASA, FAA and DAOS regulations
    ·Lead and carry out product and process audits ensuring the annual audit plan is achieved
    ·Support the regular review of quality objectives
    ·Participate in and provide support for management reviews and the roll out of the BMS procedures and processes.
    ·Investigate process non-conformances, perform root cause analysis, instigate corrective action and perform 8D's where required
    ·Conduct examination of EASA Authorised Operators and Certifying Staff in accordance with EASA regulations
    ·Develop and maintain work instructions within the Quality function

    Key Success Factors

    Team Work
    Has the ability to:-
    ·Hold leadership presence and the ability to lead the QE team and entire team as delegate
    ·Work as part of a team to ensure Quality Assurance and Control requirements within the Company are met,
    ·Help generate a culture of co-operation and high morale,
    ·Promote the Company's Quality Assurance objectives.

    Change/Innovation
    ·Demonstrates a willingness to question traditional methodology and make recommendations on new ways of approaching problems and improving existing processes.
    ·Demonstrable improvements in related quality business activities
    ·Identifies improvements to processes needed to maintain and improve quality throughout the company in consultation with the Quality Manager and other line managers as appropriate.



    Communication
    ·Excellent Communication, both verbal and written
    ·Relationship builder and stakeholder influencer
    ·The individual is required to exchange information, ideas and views on business related matters concerning the Quality function, throughout the business.
    Analysis/Decision-making
    ·Has the ability to read and analyse drawings, technical specifications and test certificates to ensure that goods received meet these requirements.
    ·Ability to rapidly grasp problem scenarios and run effective meetings with SMART outcomes
    A thorough understanding of Aerospace Standards and Regulations is desirable



    Planning and Organising
    ·Able to plan and organise work to achieve the Business and Quality function's objectives.
    ·Ability to define, monitor, and achieve improvements in department KPIs

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Bridport
    Salary:
    £38000 - £42000 per annum
    Job Ref:
    J140173
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  • Senior Technical Manager

    Are you a Technical Manager seeking an exciting opportunity within the Space industry?

    How would you like the opportunity to manage the delivery of technical and scientific projects?

    KDC are working closely with a Space company based in the South East of England who are actively looking for a Technical Manager who has experience in the application of SAR satellite data.

    The successful person will have the opportunity to further their skill set in the following areas;

    • Technical management: SAR services
    • Engage with technical activities as appropriate
    • Interaction with end users, engineering teams, consortia members
    • Travel to international end user sites
    • Contribute to bid activities

    Desirable skills

    • In depth knowledge in the use of SAR data for various applications (Energy, Civil engineering, Geo hazards)
    • Team management
    • Product and Project Management for technical customers
    • Excellent Python, IDL

    If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you then please get in touch through the methods shown!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Luton
    Salary:
    In line with experience
    Job Ref:
    J140154
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  • Project Manager

    Are you a Project Manager seeking an exciting opportunity within the Space industry?

    How would you like the opportunity to deliver software development projects ranging from the field of communications to navigation, as well as scientific research and observation?

    KDC are working closely with a Space company based in the South East of England who are actively looking for a Technical Project Manager keen to get involved in national and international programmes.

    The successful person will have the opportunity to further their skill set in the following areas;

    • Project management of ground segment system software development projects;
    • Responsible for delivery of all management & some technical aspects of the project to schedule, budgeted effort and quality requirements.
    • Technical point of contact with the client
    • Production of documents (both management and technical), often managing a team in these activities.
    • Preparing for and presentation/close out of formal technical milestone reviews (e.g. Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, Factory Acceptance Test, Site Acceptance Test)
    • Supporting the preparation of proposals to win new work including (with the support of other technical staff):
    oUnderstanding of customer SoWs and user requirements
    oEstimating the effort required to implement the solutions (covering the full life-cycle of the project)
    oWriting clear, concise, technical proposals to express the solution and its benefits to the client
    • On occasion the role may require hands-on support to projects, including architectural design, detailed design of module and acceptance testing.

    Desirable skills

    • Knowledge of space craft systems, ground segment systems or complex software systems

    If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you then please get in touch through the methods shown!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Luton
    Salary:
    In line with experience
    Job Ref:
    J140156
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