Project Engineering Lead - Antenna

Ref No. BHN531618
Benefits Excellent Benefits
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


The Radar and Advanced Targeting line of business, based in Edinburgh, is uniquely positioned as one of the world's top manufacturers of radars, lasers and infra-red countermeasure systems.



You must be eligible for full security clearance.

The Job

At Leonardo, we have an opportunity for an Antenna Project Engineering Lead. Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.

Reporting directly to the AESA CDT Management and AESA CDT Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring design solutions are consistent with the product requirements managing the Work Package delivery on budget and schedule.

You will be working primarily with internal customers but will require interaction across various internal departments, some external customer and supplier involvement, managing the delivery of the engineering solution broken out across a number of work packages. A fundamental element is to ensure that all design effort is coordinated, providing guidance, setting priorities and managing work packages across a multi-discipline engineering team.
You will manage, plan and deliver work packages across a wide range of SRIs currently being developed to ensure that key milestones are monitored and achieved.

What we can offer you:
* Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
* Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
* Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
* Network groups : To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
o Carers (employees who care for someone who is either older, disabled or seriously ill)
o Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
o Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
o Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
o We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
* Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
* Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
* Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
* Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
* Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days

Key Responsibility Areas
* Deliver a variety of Antenna LRI and SRI solutions from initial concepts, through development and into volume production delivery, working closely with the team of lead engineers and design authorities
* Coordinate activities across the Validation & Verification work packages and work closely with the Test & Integration and T/E Solutions teams to deliver the appropriate T/E solutions to meet the project needs
* Own and maintain the delivery Schedule agreeing appropriate milestones & deliverables with the programme
* Own and maintain the LRI work package resource estimates & working with PEM to ensure resources are available to support delivery commitments
* Maintain SAP Contract status and updates
* Delivery of monthly Work Package status & cost reviews into the IPT & Senior Management, with appropriate support from SRI level
* Own and organise appropriate design reviews (LRI level ownership), (Plan appropriate content for and conduct strategic design reviews.)
* Attend and track key Supplier progress reviews
* Manage team workload and priorities; provide estimates; evaluate, manage and mitigate engineering risks
* Work with customers and suppliers to understand technologies and coordinate development activities to align with capabilities
* Ensure Critical Design Features, e.g. Unit Production Cost, yield, KPIs (RF parameters etc), are defined, tracked and managed
* Promote design commonality and re-use within the team, and promote best practice use of the team's engineering resources across the business

This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo's future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
What we are looking for:
* Broad experience of the majority of product lifecycle phases.
* Proven team leadership skills within a specialist technical environment.
* Proven track record delivering engineering solutions on time, cost and performance
* Work to tight deadlines to ensure business objectives are achieved

* Work package management, including; plans and estimates, scheduling and risk management processes
* Previous experience in related technologies is preferred (RF/Microwave, Packaging, PCA design, Firmware Development for example.)

Diversity Statement
We are relentless about inclusion. We understand an inclusive environment is one that welcomes everyone as they are. We see diversity as a strength. We still have some way to go to achieving diverse teams across our whole business. We would like you to be part of our journey to creating that better balance and welcome applications from all individuals from all walks of life as we build a stronger company together.

Paul Scott
manages this role


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