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Sarah Davies

Consultant
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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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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

Health, Safety & Environment Officer

Health, Safety and Environment Officer Salary - Competitive Location - Camberley Our client, a leading manufacturer of aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, requires a Health, Safety and Environment Officer to support the implementation of group HSE strategy at site level. The HSE Officer will ensure group standards are achieved and maintained. Key Responsibilities of the HSE Officer will include: Leading the identification and appropriate mitigation of risks at site Implementing effective management systems and standards for health, safety and environment to the reduce the risk of safety and environmental failings Local auditing and identifying corrective action programmes Controlling the site HSE budget Ensuring all staff receive appropriate training in health, safety and environment Leading/supporting any serious accident or incident investigations Awareness of new technologies, systems, tools and training packages and where they can be applied for the benefit of the site Key Skills and Experience required for the HSE Officer: Experience gained in a similar or related manufacturing environment Knowledge of ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Knowledge of current tools and techniques in regards to reduction of risk of injuries, ill-health, property damage or pollution NEBOSH-qualified Experience of managing external relationships with enforcement agencies Safety and environment auditor trained 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 / Camberley, Surrey

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer Salary - Competitive Location - South Wales Our client, a leading manufacturer of aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircrafts, requires a Quality Engineer to lead the implementation of quality assurance in development and sustaining phases of programmes. The Quality Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that key deliverables on-time and to the required standard as well as selecting appropriate suppliers and ensuring parts are produced in compliance with manufacturing plans. Key Responsibilities of the Quality Engineer will include: Preparing customer documentation as required to verify product quality Identifying and agreeing all relevant product quality standards are aligned with design, customer and contractual requirements Supporting internal and external conformity activities in accordance with EASA and FAA requirements Coordinating and facilitating First Seat Review activities with customers Planning and facilitating internal First Article Inspections Performing root cause analyses Reviewing and implementing improvements and identifying risks Establishing customer agreed product quality standards Key Skills and Experience required for the Quality Engineer: HNC/HND qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline Experience of quality engineering within the aerospace or automotive industry Excellent problem-solving skills First Article Inspection/PPAP experience 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

Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Electronic

Lead Supplier Quality Engineer (Electronic) Salary: Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems based in Dorset, requires a Lead Supplier Quality Engineer (Electronic) to develop and increase supplier capability, drive root cause analysis and improve supplier quality performance. In addition, the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for establishing and developing a supplier approval system, conducting audits and ensuring adherence to the requirements of the Quality Management System. Key Responsibilities of the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer will include: Driving supplier non-conformance and root cause analysis Ensuring best practice is adopted within the supply chain Conducting supplier site visits to observe and report on quality systems and material manufacturing processes Participating in First Article Inspections at suppliers Ensuring the effective flow down of quality requirements to suppliers throughout the life-cycle of the product Participating in Continuous Improvement Projects Key Skills and Experience required for the Supplier Quality Technician: Previous experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer with electronic bias within an aerospace organisation Experience within a supply chain organisation Proven experience within Quality Assurance with an understanding of quality tools and techniques Proven experience of driving root cause analysis with suppliers Understanding of quality standards such as AS9100 Strong technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings Excellent supplier relationship management We anticipate that demand for this opportunity will be high, so if you feel that you meet the key criteria required for the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Supplier Quality Technician

Supplier Quality Technician Salary: Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems based in Dorset, requires a Supplier Quality Technician to support Supplier Quality improvement, drive root cause analysis and increase on-going development of increased supplier capability. In addition, the Supplier Quality Technician will support the supplier approval system and ensure adherence to the Quality Management Systems. Key Responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Technician will include: Supporting and monitoring the quality standards for suppliers Supporting the on-time delivery of products at the right cost Managing supplier non-conformance and root cause analysis Ensuring best practice is adopted within the supply chain Preparing documentation for inspection and testing procedures Participating in First Article Inspections at suppliers Participating in Continuous Improvement Projects Key Skills and Experience required for the Supplier Quality Technician: Previous experience in a similar role within an aerospace or mechanical company preferable Proven experience within Quality Assurance with an understanding of quality tools and techniques Proven experience of driving root cause analysis with suppliers Understanding of quality standards such as AS9100 Strong technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings We anticipate that demand for this opportunity will be high, so if you feel that you meet the key criteria required for the Supplier Quality Technician, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Electronic Engineer

Electronic Engineer Salary: Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems based in Dorset, requires an Electronic Engineer to provide support to in-service programmes. The Electronic Engineer should be proficient in the analysis and diagnostics of both analogue and digital electronics. The Electronic Engineer will have a strong analogue and power electronics background, combined with previous military aerospace experience, and will be responsible for improving the team's capability in this area. Key Responsibilities of the Electronic Engineer will include: Providing specialist electronics support to the Aftermarket team Maintaining and developing the hardware legacy support database Providing support to the hardware development department Sharing technical expertise with the wider engineering team Key Skills and Experience required for the Electronic Engineer: Degree qualified in Electronics or other relevant subject Avionics hardware development experience Experience of obsolescence management tools such as Silicon Analogue, digital and power experience Cadstar for PCB design, LT Spice for simulation or equivalent We anticipate that demand for this opportunity will be high, so if you feel that you meet the key criteria required for the Electronic Engineer, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Senior Commercial Officer

Senior Commercial Officer Salary: Competitive Location: Wimborne Our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer of innovative safety-critical control systems based in Dorset, requires a Senior Commercial Officer to support Supply Chain contract negotiations. The Senior Commercial Officer will be instrumental in ensuring growth and providing solutions through innovation and commercial expertise. Key Responsibilities of the Senior Commercial Officer will include: Providing advice to the supply chain function regarding contractual requirements Ensuring that contracts are signed and approved in line with company procedures Flow down of contract provisions to suppliers Reviewing supplier terms and conditions Managing contract changes appropriately Reviewing existing contracts and identifying areas which require amendment Key Skills and Experience required for the Senior Commercial Officer: Degree qualified in Business in Law Working knowledge of Contract Law Experience of working within aerospace, defence, engineering or manufacturing Knowledge of US DoD contracts would be advantageous Strong negotiating skills We anticipate that demand for this opportunity will be high, so if you feel that you meet the key criteria required for the Senior Commercial Officer, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer - Bedfordshire A Quality Engineer is required by our client, a fast-growing, leading global distributor of approved electronic components for the aerospace industry. The Quality Engineer will be responsible for the company's Quality Management System and the resolution of any issues advised to the quality department by internal and external customers. The Quality Engineer will also be responsible for the following: Managing and maintaining the QMS for the global group Liaising with auditors, suppliers and customers KPI reporting Continuous improvement activities Relevant knowledge and experience may include the following: Experience of auditing Relevant experience within an aerospace environment desirable Supplier control experience Good organisational and time management skills Ability to communicate professionally with customers and suppliers when resolving issues This is an urgent requirement with interviews available immediately, so if you are interested in applying for the role of Quality Engineer, please apply today or for further information, contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143.

Contract / Luton, Bedfordshire

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

Buyer

Buyer - Permanent Wimborne Competitive Salary Due to continued expansion, a Buyer is required for a leading global technology and services innovator. The Buyer will be responsible for the buying activity of specific commodities, on-time delivery and material price variance. Key Responsibilities of the Buyer will include: Reviewing and managing the open purchase order book Monitoring and evaluating supplier performance Dealing with the disposition and return of non-conforming supplier material in a timely manner Managing day-to-day procurement activities including internal and vendor communications Negotiating schedule and delivery changes with vendors Negotiating price changes with vendors Key Skills and Experience required for the Buyer: Previous experience working within a supply chain organisation, within a similar engineering/manufacturing environment Excellent influencing and negotiating skills Degree qualified in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or other relevant field Experience of managing supplier relationships CIPS qualification desirable In return for this exciting opportunity, you will be offered a competitive salary, training and career development with excellent career potential for the successful individual. 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 / Wimborne, Dorset

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 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
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