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Concessions Technical Lead - Lancashire

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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 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

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 Engineering Services offers high-technology engineering services in the fields of aerospace, energy and ground transportation. Building on 30 years' experience, the company relies on 3,000 engineers dotted across nine countries worldwide.  

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Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - R&D Technical Direction

Job title

Concessions Technical Lead - Lancashire

Employment type


Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Number of hours per week


Job description

In order to develop and expand the capabilities of Safran Engineering Services in the UK, we are looking for a Concession Technical Lead to reinforce our Aerostructure department.

Based at our customer site in Lancashire, you will be responsible on the assigned project for the execution of Design Engineering activities relating to metallic / composites aerospace structures.

Technical Profile:
• Respond to Production Non Conformance Repairs
• Support the internal team (Onsite or Offsite) with the execution of Production Non Conformance Repairs.
• Liaise with customer stakeholders (Engineering or Manufacturing) to clarify Design or Stress inputs data related to deviations on Composite/Metallic structures.
• Liaise with customer focal to review priorities between activities and schedule execution of activities with internal team
• Ensure quality of deliveries with a structured check process.
• Monitor the KPI (On time Delivery, On Quality Delivery) of the technical activities delivered.
• Develop Continuous Improvement opportunities (5 whys, Value Stream Mapping).
• Basic reporting (4 boxes)
• Monitoring of team performance
• Develop the lessons learnt and knowledge management.
• Adhere to the Project deliverable acceptance process.
• Capability to produce clear and concise technical documentation including stack up tolerances, design reports, Engineering Release Notes, Functional specifications, DFMEA.

Travel specifictity

No specific

Candidate skills & requirements

MEng in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience/combined education.
4 years minimum of experience in the technical activities mentioned above.

Essential skills:
• Experience with previous Aero structure programs.
• Technical expertise consolidated on previous projects, with the development of complex parts (Composite and Metallic).
• Experience with Honeycomb structure
• Experience of carrying out classification of requirements on drawings
• Proven experience with ISO/British tolerance standard (BS8888) and complex chains of dimensions/stack up tolerances.
• Good experience with Catia V5, TeamCenter
• Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials and related thermal treatments, material protections and coatings.
• Ability to work to tight, demanding deadlines and customer demands
• Team spirit/Ability to work effectively within a transnational project team
• Customer focused/Ability to establish credibility with internal and external customers.
• Self-motivated and able to take responsibility for own work within a team
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Testing of Metallic or Composite structures
Desirable technical skills:
• Previous experience on Nacelles development
• Model Based GD&T.
• Ability to perform basic design calculations such as interference fits, thermal growths, hoop and tensile stresses, thread loadings to support detail designs
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidently present status reports to Management.
• Good verbal and written English communication skills
• Previous experience of delegated Design check and Signature of reports.

Job location

Job location

Europe, UK, England, North West

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