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     Date Submitted:06-03-2014
     Last Modified:11-05-2014 (07:58)
    Job information
     Current job:Integrated Project Team Leader
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsProject Engineer, Aerospace, Team Leader, People Management, Systems Integration Engineer, Systems Engineer

    A diligent team worker and leader, with strong communication skills and an eye for detail. Highly organised and performs well under pressure. A confident, self-driven individual, who forms strong professional and social relationships. Quick and eager to learn and willing to take on responsibility.

    W O R K   E X P E R I E N C E

    Feb 13 – Present             Career Break (World Travel)


    Rolls Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Germany

    Feb 12 – Feb 13              Project Engineer, Rotatives

                                                      Integrated Project Team Leader,Trent XWB engine

    ·       Responsible for on-time delivery of rotor blade-disk (Blisk) design of Trent XWB engine

    ·       Primary point of contact between Rolls Royce Deutschland and Rolls Royce UK

    ·       Planning, delegation & coordination of work between Design, Stress and Thermals team members

    ·       Regular cross-site communication between Design office and Manufacturing plant

    ·       Programme, risk and budget management

    ·       Regular reporting to higher management & issue escalation as required

    ·       Additional responsibility as Process Excellence Champion for Project Engineering team


    BAE Systems(Military Air Solutions), United Kingdom

    Sep 09 – Jan 12             Senior Systems Engineer, Typhoon Weapons Integration

    Lead Engineer, Laser Designator Pod (LPD) integrationwithTyphoon aircraft

    ·       Responsible for managing & coordinating engineering integration activities betweenan overseas LDP supplier, internal technical specialists and four European Partner Companies

    ·       Primary technical point of contact between BAE Systems,the LDP supplier and overseas customer

    ·       Customer, supplier and aircraft / LDP interface requirements management

    ·       Leaderof a 6 month risk reduction programme between BAE Systems and the LDP supplier

    ·       Management and resolution of technical and safety issues

    ·       Programme, riskandbudgetmanagement

    ·       Preparation of Statements of Work and estimates

    ·       Preparation and review of programmes, technical and safety documentation

    ·       Staffmanagement

    Mar 09 – Sep 09             Graduate Engineer, Typhoon Weapons Integration

                                                      Weapons Integration Engineer

    ·       Generation of interface control, safety and process documentationfor missile integration projects

    ·       Progression of technical issues and preparation of man hour estimates in support to an overseas bid campaign

    ·       ‘Commendable’ performance rating achieved – all objectives exceeded


    Sep 08 – Mar 09             Graduate Engineer, Core Engineering

                                                      Assistant to Group Engineering Director

    ·       Support to a business case for entering the wind energy industry

    ·       Support to streamlining the UK/RoW (Rest of World) Engineering Council working groups

    ·       Presentation on Sustainable Development, delivered by Director at UK/RoW Engineering Conference

    ·       ‘Good’ performance rating achieved – all objectives achieved, majority exceeded


    Mar 08 – Sep 08             Graduate Engineer, Typhoon Configuration Management

                                                      Technical Integration Engineer

    ·       Technical assessment of aircraft configuration standards and definition and monitoring of retrofit upgrade programmes

    ·       Management of technical issues

    ·       ‘Good’ performance rating achieved – all objectives achieved, majority exceeded


    Sep 07 – Mar 08             Graduate Engineer, Nimrod Partnered Support

                                                      Solution Analysis & Integration Engineer

    ·       Analysis and monitoringof changes to an In-Service Support Solution for a reconnaissance aircraft

    ·       Identification and resolution of design issues with Design Leads

    ‘Commendable’ performance rating achieved – all objectives exceeded

    T R A I N I N G

    Electro-Optics Systems

    Avionics Systems

    SRAAM Missile Training Course

    Explosives & Prohibited Weapons Awareness

    Introduction to System Safety Engineering & Management          

    Engineering  Lifecycle Management

    Configuration Management Training

    Project Management Awareness


    E D U C A T I O N

    2003 – 2007 

    University of Leeds (United Kingdom): MEng Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering (First Grade achieved)

    1996 – 2003

    Bolton School Boys’ Division(United Kingdom): A-Levels (4 grade A’s); GCSEs (8 grade A*’s, 3 grade A’s)


    M A N A G E M E N T  A N D  L E A D E R S H I P  S T Y L E

    ·       Use regular face to face and phone communication to maximise progress of tasks

    ·       Employ regular reporting to keep team members and management well-informed

    ·       Maximise outcome of meetings by pre-circulating agendas with points assigned to each team member

    ·       Maintain team morale through personal praise and recognition and through encouraging social interaction


    C O M M U N I C A T I O N  A N D I N T E R P E R S O N A L  S K I L L S

    ·       Communicate well with people at all levels, from shop floor technicians to senior managers and Chief Engineers 

    ·       Strong ability to repackage information from a detailed technical level to a simplified top level

    ·       Display talentfor international and intercultural communication due to personal background, work experience and world travel

    ·       Quickly form strong professional and social relationships, easing communication and encouraging mutual trust


    O T H E R   S K I L L S

    Foreign Languages

    German – Advanced; Gujarati (Indian language) – Intermediate; French – Basic

    Engineering Software

    ‘CRADLE’ and ‘DOORS’ Toolsets


    S U P P O R T   T O   E N G I N E E R I N G   E D U C A T I O N

    Sep 07 – Sep 09             BAE Systems Campus Manager at Leeds University

    ·       Responsible for organising and coordinating graduate recruitment and BAE Systems promotional eventsand delivering workshops and presentations

    Sep 07 – Sep 09             BAE Systems STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) Ambassador

    ·       Delivered presentations, hosted fun, educational workshops, assigned and supervised work experience projects and gave career talks at primary and secondary schools


    A W A R D S

    Sep 10, Apr 11               BAE Systems ‘Above & Beyond’ Award

    Jul 07                             BAE Systems Prize (awarded to student with highest course grade)

    Jul 05                             Departmental Second Year Prize (Mechanical Engineering)

    Jul 04                             H.L. Prize in Engineering Mathematics

    Jul 04                             Departmental First Year Prize (Mechanical Engineering)


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