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Configuration and Drawing Office Manager

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General information


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.  

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - Mechanics

Job title

Configuration and Drawing Office Manager

Employment type


Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

Job purpose;
The role is responsible for the employees and tasks undertaken by those involved with Change Control and drawing compilation.
Along with the Configuration and the Drawing Office teams, the Configuration Manager is responsible for Product Configuration Control and the effectiveness of the change control processes at Pitstone.

Principal accountabilities;
• Management of Configuration Management activities to support project timescales.
• Day-to-day management of team including attendance, holidays and sickness.
• Resource allocation of personnel to meet project needs.
• Creation, maintenance, and enforcement of Configuration management processes
• Support to specialist teams to embed Configuration management processes in PLM
• Preparation of change management documentation for internal and customer approval

Additional description

• Manages a team of people who run the CCB process.
• Has responsibility for the Drawing Office
• Ensures that there is an up to date Configuration Management Plan for each of the products we provide.
• Be the point of contact for Configuration Management issues.
• Ensure the accuracy, effectiveness, and standardisation of change control activities on our site.

Travel specifictity

As required.

Candidate skills & requirements

• Expert level knowledge and/or experience in product configuration management in Aerospace or related industry
• Ability to lead a small team
• Management of stakeholders (Engineering, Programs, Manufacturing, Customer)
• Experience of PLM and ALM tools (Windchil)

• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview process.

Job location

Job location

Europe, UK, England, South East

City (-ies)

Pitstone, UK