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Sarah Davies

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Sarah specialises in the recruitment of operational, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, logistics and sales professionals into the aerospace, defence & aviation industries.

Having worked in aerospace manufacturing for over 10 years, Sarah has a unique understanding of her client’s business needs and the wider market; expertise she employs to design and deliver the most appropriate solution to meet staffing requirements.

Sarah has completed a variety of assignments, from skilled engineer positions through to director level appointments. Her experience, combined with exceptional levels of service and a consultative approach, allows her to form long-lasting relationships with clients and candidates.

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Program Quality Manager

Programme Quality Manager Salary:Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems based in Dorset, requires a Programme Quality Manager to act as quality authority throughout the product development cycle. The Programme Quality Manager will be responsible for ensuring quality requirements are addressed throughout the development of new products. Key Responsibilities of the Programme Quality Manager will include: Creating and generating quality plans in lines with customer requirements Managing product development auditing activities Driving product and process non-conformance investigations and associated root cause analysis activities Conducting First Article Inspections and ensuring smooth transition of new products into production Key Skills and Experience required for the Programme Quality Manager: Managerial experience of quality engineers Implementation of QMS and auditing experience to recognised aerospace standards Proven background in quality assurance and thorough understanding of quality tools and techniques Experience of using lean tools such as 8D and DFMEA/FMEA Strong electro-mechanical engineering background and associated inspection knowledge We anticipate that demand for this opportunity will be high, so if you feel that you meet the key criteria required for the Programme Quality Manager, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer Salary: Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems based in Dorset, requires a Supplier Quality Engineer for the on-going development of supplier capability. The Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for supplier quality performance and driving root cause analysis. Some travel to suppliers will be required. Key Responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineer: Developing a supplier approval system Conducting audits Ensuring adherence to Quality Management system requirements Developing suppliers in regards to cost, quality and timeliness Developing supplier capability through strategic and tactical improvement activities Participating in First Article Inspections at suppliers Key Skills and Experience required for the Supplier Quality Engineer: Previous experience within a similar role Excellent understanding of quality tools and techniques including auditing Understanding of key aerospace quality standards such as AS9100 and NADCAP Strong technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings This is an excellent opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer with experience of aerospace and supplier quality management. If you feel that you possess the necessary skills and qualities required for the Supplier Quality Engineer, please apply today, or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Avionics Systems Salary: Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems, requires a Project Engineer for to drive their Avionics work packages. Applications from Project and Systems Engineers with qualifications in avionics or electronics engineering will be particularly well received. Key Responsibilities of the Project Engineer will include: Managing all aspects of the systems integration activities throughout their life cycle Preparing technical estimates for non-recurring costs Coordinating cross functional teams Liaising with internal and external customers Preparing and presenting technical design reviews Key Skills and Experience required for the Project Engineer: BEng in Electronic/Avionics Engineering Knowledge of Avionics Experience of working to recognised military standards Excellent communication skills Strong commercial awareness We anticipate that demand for this exciting opportunity will be high, so please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Airworthiness Engineer

Airworthiness Engineer Salary - Competitive Location - Dorset Our client, a leading supplier of innovative defence and aerospace systems based in Dorset, requires an Airworthiness Engineer to deliver airworthiness governance across their business. The Airworthiness Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that all equipment design is fit for operational use and providing guidance on design development, modification and equipment failure investigation. Key Responsibilities of the Airworthiness Engineer include: Applying Airworthiness governance throughout the design lifecycle Maintaining in-service airworthiness Ensuring customer and legislative requirements are met Undertaking internal audits of the shop floor and airworthiness management systems Key Skills and Experience required for the Airworthiness Engineer include: Design certification experience within the aerospace sector Experience of working to aerospace standards Chartered Engineers would be particularly well received If you are interested in applying for the role of Airworthiness Engineer, please apply directly or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Design Engineer

Due to continued growth, a Design Engineer is required for our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer based in Wales. The Design Engineer will be responsible for producing design schemes and detail drawings to meet regulatory and customer requirements. Key Responsibilities of the Design Engineer will include: Delivering design solutions in accordance with agreed schedules and budgets Producing designs to meet cost and weight targets Liaising with customers, suppliers and OEMs Selection and application of appropriate materials and processes Releasing drawings and models for approval Modelling and design reviews Supporting the Production department in issue resolution Key Skills and Qualifications required for the Design Engineer: Effective and professional communicator Proven track record in design engineering CATIA V5 experience essential Experience of BMS documentation Minimum HNC-qualified Aerospace and composite manufacturing experience desirable We anticipate that demand for this exciting opportunity will be high, so please apply today, or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446143 for further information.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Supplier Quality Engineer

A new opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer to work for a world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Joining the Supplier Quality Team your role as Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for: Assessing and approving process and system capabilities externally, conducting Product, Process system and GRP0087 audits to assess suppliers for compliance. Working closely with internal manufacturing, you will provide assistance and provide advice on parts transferring externally. You will form strong links with our suppliers to ensure seamless New Product introduction and facilitate transition of parts within the supply base. Your communication style, both oral and verbal, will allow you to promote Lean principals and allow you to train and develop suppliers in FMEA, Statistical methods and other quality tools in line with our DVI processes. You will maintain the DK6000 approved vendor database and other databases as required with the appropriate documented reports. You will also conduct any other duties requested which, are directly associated with the role. You must hold a full driving licence and current passport and have a willingness to travel to all continents at short notice. Candidate skills & experience: The ideal applicant will be HNC or graduate calibre and have an in-depth, working knowledge of Quality Management System implementation, ideally to recognised Aerospace standards (AS9100 & 9102). You will be competent in the application of quality standards and procedure and have strong problem solving methods to support the business and supply base as appropriate. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Auditor, preferably as Lead Assessor level and you must hold a full driving licence and passport as overseas travel will be a prerequisite part of the role. This a permanent role working for a well-known aircraft equipment manufacturer based in Gloucester. If you are interested in the above role please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Senior Stress Engineer

Senior Stress Engineer - Gloucester We have an opportunity a Senior Stress Engineer for a world leading Landing Gear Systems supplier for the design, development and manufacture in the aerospace industry at their facility in Gloucester. Role: The Senior Stress Engineer will be required to propose and agree Landing Gear Design conceptual studies, co-ordinate the technical quality of the work package activities, act as the Stress Technical focal and mentor for the team. As well as representing the company as the Stress technical focal for the team, check and approve design deliverables, ensure the creation, progression and the usage of new Stress methods within the team. Responsibilities: The Senior Stress Engineer will: Expected to write / design Stress reports without supervision. A practised expert in technical engineering analysis disciplines. Coach engineers in theoretical and "real life" best practice. Represent the Company as a technical expert on both internal and external projects. Influence the Aerospace community in appropriate technological developments Have good engineering, analysis, coaching, networking and influence Work autonomously with little supervision. Use ABAQUS and Catia as well as other recognised FEA and fatigue software tools. Analyse and report on Landing Gear structural design packages as well as Test programme correlation. Access reported faults to determine complaint level and carry out fault confirmation actions accordingly. An occasional need to travel with the role will be required. Professional experience and/or qualifications: BSc or BEng Degree in a relevant subject - ideally an MSc Ideally experienced in Landing Gear Product Knowledge & Expertise Strong stress analysis experience gained over several years. Team leading / management experience in a Multi-functional &/or Multi-Cultural Team Working environment. Experienced in Project Management, problem solving and continuous improvement. Highly organised and single-minded focus on task. Have working knowledge of ABAQUS and Catia as well as other recognised FEA and fatigue software tools. Have experience of static Hand calculations. Ideally proven experience in analysing and reporting on Landing Gear structural design packages as well as Test programme correlation experience within the Aerospace industry. Previous Stress signatory experience is not mandatory but would be advantageous to internal development. Benefits Salary - Negotiable dependent upon experience. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384446143.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Senior Design Engineer

Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer based in Gloucestershire, is looking to recruit a Senior Design Engineer. The Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for writing design reports and creating design work packages for completion be outsourced design teams. Key Skills and Experience for the Senior Design Engineer: Strong mechanical engineering knowledge Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision Aerospace materials and manufacturing processes experience desirable Strong Catia V5 experience Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing essential in order to be able to define and communicate acceptable engineering tolerances within the design process Relevant degree or equivalent in Engineering or related subject If you are a talented and experienced Design Engineer, please apply today for this exciting opportunity or call Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Senior Stress Engineer

Our client, a leading manufacturer of aerospace equipment and systems is seeking a Senior Stress Engineer to provide analytical expertise in structural and occupant injury simulation. The Senior Stress Engineer will work closely with other part of the business such as design, certification and production to ensure products are lightweight, durable and safe. Key Responsibilities of the Senior Stress Engineer: Preparing, reviewing and approving stress and structural documentation for submission to customer and regulatory approval Reviewing an approving drawing and designs for stress Liaising with external suppliers, customers. air-framers and regulatory bodies as required Identifying and implementing continuous improvement of department processes and manuals Key Skills and Experience required for the Senior Stress Engineer: Degree or equivalent in Mechanical/Aerospace/Structural Engineering Experience of working in industry or research work at an educational institution Experience of preparing, running and post-processing advanced Finite Element Methods Knowledge of aerospace specifications desirable We anticipate that demand for this role will be high, so please apply today, or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Senior Design Engineer

Our client, a leading manufacturer of aerospace equipment and systems requires a Senior Design Engineer to provide technical guidance and manage a team that will produce design schemes and drawings in line with customer and regulatory requirements. The Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for managing and delivering design solutions in accordance with agreed schedules and budgets. Key Responsibilities of the Senior Design Engineer will include: Checking and approving systems drawings and documents Monitoring, managing and meeting cost and weight targets Communicating and reporting to customers, suppliers, OEMs and senior management Organising design reviews throughout each phase of the New Product Introduction process Participating in the validation of the product Key Skills and Experience required for the Senior Deign Engineer: Good working knowledge of BMS documents Catia V5 experience Experience of managing design teams, taking design concepts through to fully developed product Excellent understanding of manufacturing processes and design for manufacture and assembly We anticipate that demand for this opportunity will be high, so please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further details.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Supplier Quality Engineer - Materials

Supplier Quality Engineer (Materials) Competitive Salary + Benefits Gloucester A Supplier Quality Engineer is required with knowledge of taking raw materials through forging to component level. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continuing growth, this company, a leading aerospace manufacturer based in Gloucestershire requires an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer with forging experience for a new permanent role As a Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be required to: Develop, qualify and audit existing and new raw material suppliers, forgers and casting companies Recommending and qualifying new material sources, manufacturing routes and new materials Working closely with the Materials and Process laboratory to carry out root cause analysis of material-related issues The Supplier Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HNC/Degree qualified or relevant experience Excellent knowledge of materials manufacture, forging and casting processes Experienced auditor, preferably at lead assessor level This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of forging and metals to develop your career. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you would like to be considered, please apply today, or contact Sarah Davies at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Programme Quality Manager

A Programme Quality Manager is required by our client, a leading aerospace equipment and systems manufacturer based in Wales. The Programme Quality Manager will define and lead all aspects of quality assurance in development and throughout the life-cycle of the programme. Key Responsibilities of the Programme Quality Manager: Working with the customer to ensure the design and development programme is meeting the customer's requirements and quality specifications Establishing quality assurance plans Participating in defining the Program Management Plan Monitoring non-conformances and relevant action plan Working with Procurement to validate the choice of suppliers and validating quality assurance plans and processes with each supplier Key Skills and Experience required for the Programme Quality Manager: Educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering/manufacturing related discipline Experience of Risk Analysis, D/PFMEA and control plans Effective communicator able to work across all departments and with customers at all levels EASA Part21J/G and AS9100 awareness desirable We anticipate that demand for this role will be high so please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Hydro-Mechanical Systems Engineer

Hydro-Mechanical Systems Engineer Up to £60,000 per annum Gloucester Aerospace New opportunity for a Hydro-Mechanical Systems Engineer to work for a world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The Hydro-Mechanical Systems Engineer will support a range of development and in-service programmes, specialising in the development and certification of hydraulic equipment and systems. Key Responsibilities of the Hydro-Mechanical Systems Engineer: Liaising with customers to ensure all requirements properly defined Overseeing development testing and qualification testing programmes Production concessions and sign-off of technical documents Generating system requirements definitions, validation and verification matrices Technical support of design reviews Technical management of equipment suppliers, including investigation of test failures Key skills & experience required for the Hydro-Mechanical Systems Engineer: Previous experience of landing gear or similar hydro-mechanical systems Experience in applying ARP4754 and ARP4761 Excellent understanding of systems engineering theory, in addition to knowledge of the principles of safety and reliability Ability to write accurate and concise technical reports If you are interested in the above role, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire