Design Integration Engineering Lead

5 - 7 years experience  •  Automotive.

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/28/17
Newington, CT
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/28/17

About The Opportunity

Job Summary

The Design Integration Engineering Lead will be the technical engineering representative/coordinator between engineer teams in GKN Aerospace Sweden, GKN Aerospace Newington (GANE) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) hot and cold section for the ongoing NGPF programs.  This person will be located in the U.S., based out of the GANE location, sharing time between GANE and P&W Connecticut in order to coordinate communication within the NGPF Value Stream.


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Product Development:
    • Supports changes to engineering design in support of initiatives (i.e. costs, producibility, etc.).
    • Coordinates the engineering work between P&W engineers and GKN engineers to ensure that GKN receives necessary technical information from P&W to releaseengineering output according to established plans.
    • Supports production as well as the concession process at P&W.
    • Represents GKN and participates in all P&W reviews. Holds presentations for P&W seniors and managers.
    • Supports the Design Chief Engineers on their technical reviews (internal & external) as required and assigned.
  • Product Support:
    • Develops and coordinates aftermarket technical data with GKN engineering team.
    • Coordinates aftermarket technical data with regulatory authorities.
    • Addresses and supports aftermarket issues and inquires for maintainability.
  • Projects:
    • Implements a harmonized process, ensuring the product development and support work is efficient within both P&W and GKN design systems.
    • Responsible for establishing long term working procedures with P&W Systems Engineering and Product Support organizations.
    • Other projects as assigned.
  • Ensures adherence to all applicable Quality processes and procedures including; compliance with all regulatory laws and guidelines; customer requirements (where mandated); export control and ITAR requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other applicable technical field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in engineering design, project, manufacturing and/or operations.
  • Able to travel15% domestically, and internationally as required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of aerospace authority requirements for certification (FAA & EASA).
  • Knowledge of aerospace industry design systems (P&W preferred).
  • Knowledge of aerospace authorities requirements for certification (FAA & EASA).
  • Some product knowledge of Intermediate case (IMC) as well as Turbine Exhaust Case (TEC).
  • CAD education or experience (Teamcenter & NX Unigraphics preferred).
  • Proficiency in blueprint interpretation (GD&T).
  • Some FE education or experience (ANSYS preferred).
  • Knowledge of machine shop processes.
  • Proficiency in general computer skills (Windows & MS Office).
  • Good interpersonal team working and communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders, including building trust between P&W and GKN Engineers.
  • Experience working with diverse skill sets.
  • Good Technical English language and net-working skills.
  • Has the ability to work successfully within a matrix managed business, able to influence without direct authority.
  • Proactive in regards to new developments of expertise required.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, strong minded and committed.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work, and deliver, under own initiative.
  • Innovative toward all aspects of the job.
  • Flexible and capable of working in a complex environment.
  • Strong time management and project management skills. 
  • Good reporting and communication skills on project status and progress.
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