Company : Excelitas Technologies Corp.
Job Location : Saint Asaph, Wales, GB
Posted on : 2020-09-13
Job Description :
Company Overview: Qioptiq Ltd.
(an Excelitas company) designs and manufactures market leading Optronic solutions for Defence & Aerospace applications.
Key markets include head up displays for commercial airliners, helmet mounted displays for 4th & 5th generation fast jet platforms, night vision and thermal imaging systems for the dismounted soldier.
Qioptiq has a world renowned reputation for the highest standards of business integrity, customer service, product quality and cutting edge innovation.
Job Outline: The Head of Engineering (Optics) is jointly responsible with the Head of Engineering (Opto-Mechanics) for delivering business winning engineering solutions by managing a team of Engineers (Optical, Test & Technical Computing).
You will also have responsibility for managing and controlling technical aspects of Customer and Company funded Product & Technology Development activities in compliance with applicable procedures to achieve the required outcome in terms of product performance, manufacturability and risk.
This is achieved by ensuring the Engineering Teams are correctly skilled and are available to support the business objectives.
Key Responsibilities:· Management of the team including scheduling, time and attendance recording, PMP reviews· Proactive compliance with all Governance requirements including Health & Safety, Export Compliance, Procedures, ethics, behaviours etc.
· Key member of the business Line Management Team· Manage and develop a team of Engineers to maximise the effectiveness and success of the Business Line· Deliver business winning engineering solutions which provide market differentiators eg cost, delivery, technical compliance, novelty, low risk · Manage technical aspects of the Business Line relating to Optical Design, Product test processes and Technical Computing from cradle to grave (bid support, product development, support to manufacture, obsolescence, upgrade paths, etc)· Develop professional interfaces with Customer & Supplier engineering teams· Provide engineering resource to support Technology development on agreed programmes· Identify future resource requirements and skills · Assist in identifying engineering direction to the Business Line strategy through engineering and technology roadmaps.
· Work with the “capability leaders” to develop functional skills and capabilities· Develop a winning teamKey Reviews· Business Line Management Reviews· Weekly Team Reviews· Design ReviewsKey Interfaces· Engineering Director· Head of Engineering (Opto-Mechanics)· Product Director· Manufacturing Engineering Manager Personal Specification:We are seeking a high calibre candidate who is highly motivated, creative and versatile.
The Head of Engineering (Optics) will be responsible for managing a team of engineering staff and so it is essential that all candidates have the following: An education to at least first degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline Experience managing a team of multi-disciplinary engineers (Optical, Test & Technical Computing)Excellent leadership and communication skillsStrong analytical skillsDemonstrable experience of managing technical aspects of an engineering teamA Strong attention to detail Experience of Microsoft Office e.
Word, Excel and PowerPoint