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Component Engineer/Senior Component Engineer vacancy in Loudwater or Greenford (063jc)


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Location: Loudwater or Greenford
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Electronics, Engineering, Security
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
As part of a large group, our Client is a UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence and Aerospace markets, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to our national and international customers.

They are currently seeking to recruit audacious and highly capable people to work on cutting edge technologies and inspire their up and coming team members to deliver best in class results.
At the Company you will:
• be part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
• have the opportunity to be involved in multiple domains and projects, throughout the engineering lifecycle
• work in a dynamic environment, with the ability to make significant personal impact
• have exposure to all functional and business areas, with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
• be in an environment where talent is recognised and promoted, independent of experience
• have the opportunity to work on exciting new product developments
• work for the dominant provider of UK surface ship Anti-Submarine Warfare solutions, with many related export opportunities

The Company has an exciting opportunity for a Component Engineer or Senior Component Engineer to join a newly created team that will support the Electronic and Mechanical Functions in their design activities. The successful applicant will work on a wide range of projects to maintain the engineering part records within the Company’s MRP tools (IFS and Windchill), monitor part compliance and life status (with IHS or similar) and support obsolescence studies as well as provide general support in the day to day usage of the MRP tools. As part of the Electronics Function this new team will also be responsible for managing parts in the ECAD database, producing IPC standard components that can be accessed by the Electronics Design Engineers across their three sites. This position requires a person willing to take a pro-active and flexible approach to investigating and mitigating component issues, with an excellent eye for detail.

Key Responsibilities
• To monitor, manage and maintain parts databases (ECAD/MRP); ensuring records are up-to-date, are of adequate quality to meet the standards of the Company
• Support obsolescence studies and produce reports, covering full system, sub-system and individual board assemblies.
• Support design engineers in the development of technical solutions that meets the customer, legislative and business requirements.
• Responsible for providing planning and estimation input into Project Managers related to components management activities.
• Assist in the resolution of qualification, certification, compliance and safety issues.
• Support risk identification and mitigation activities related to component obsolescence or maintainability.
• Support the Electronic Function Lead to produce a set of processes and procedures for the component management activities.
• Act as Project Engineering Lead (PEL), or Work Package Manager (WPM) on one or more projects.
• Coach and mentor more junior Engineers (senior engineer level only).

Skills, Qualification and Experience
• Self-motivated, adaptable to change, proactive, diligent and with good inter-personal skills.
• Batchelor’s degree or equivalent in Electronics or a relevant subject, (Chartered status or Professional Registration is desirable).
• Familiarity with one or more MRP (IFS/Windchill) and ECAD (CADSTAR or similar)/MCAD (Inventor or similar) tools is critical.
• Knowledge of EMC standards, Environmental Compliance requirements and Electronic or Mechanical design principles.
• Experience of the whole Systems lifecycle within a defence environment.
• Knowledge of Engineering best practices, methodologies, processes and tools.
• Demonstrable design experience is desirable.
• Eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.
• Ability to travel occasionally to other Client sites (Weymouth, High Wycombe, Greenford)

Benefits
In return the Company offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days, a flexible Company benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs, competitive Pension scheme with Life Assurance, flexible start/finish times, a confidential Employee Support Helpline, free car parking.

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