Engineering Manager – Electronics

  • Job Reference: N6030-602A
  • Date Posted: 23 July 2018
  • Location: Marlow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Engineering Manager – Electronics – Avionics and Electronics Products – Aerospace and Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company. The Electronics Engineering Manager acts as the management focus for a team of 15 predominantly engaged in the development of electronic products or sub-assemblies; provides guidance to IPT leads as to the capabilities, capacity, and availability of the staff within the discipline for deployment to the required projects in order to maximise efficiency of the design process, provide the requisite management reporting, and facilitate cross IPT and cross-site communication.


Your team of 15 consists of PCB Engineers, Verification Engineers, Technical Designers, the wider team is 120.


The Electronics Engineering Manager participates in resourcing reviews with programme managers to actively manage resourcing conflicts, whilst maintaining engineering support to other non-technical business functions. The role includes attending various planning and co-ordination meetings, as well as attending to administrative duties.

Electronics’ Engineering Manager is responsible for the planning and realisation of electronics staff personal development, facilities planning, continuous improvement and similar task

The key areas to this role are more management based including Stand up weekly team meetings going through technical issues, Resourcing, Reporting, Timesheets, PDR’s. They require experience working with ERP, formal change processes, engineering documents and data. formal change control and corrective action processes, an understanding of export compliance classification would be also highly desirable.

Competent in all areas of MS Office, including report writing.


Key responsibilities – Engineering Manager – Electronics:

Providing day to day management of the discipline.

With the Chief Engineer, setting the objectives and development plans for members of the discipline and oversee the implementation.

Supporting the responsiveness of customer queries on electronics products.

Ensuring that the staff have monthly one-to-one sessions for the PDRs.

Actively adjudicate project plans from the IPTs in order to assess the resource loading for the function, and support the resolution of any conflicts arising. Reviewing and agreement to relevant project estimates.

Creating and managing the future skills matrix, training plans and recruitment plan for electronics engineering staff.

Generating future investment cases to support capability growth/sustainment.

Supporting and contributing to process improvement activities for the function.

Contributing information for formulation of KPIs for the function.

Managing the development lab facilities and coordinating usage and future improvements.


Qualifications and Experience required for this role – Engineering Manager – Electronics:

Degree Qualified in an engineering or science discipline

Previous experience managing development staff in the avionics electronics field

Experience working with ERP, formal change processes, engineering documents and data

Familiarity with formal change control and corrective action processes

An understanding of export compliance classification (desirable)

Competent in all areas of MS Office, including report writing


Core competencies required for this role:

Strong data analysis skills with excellent knowledge of ERP, SharePoint and document management systems.

Engineering competence suitable to ‘sanity check’ project development plans, play an active role in design reviews, and suggest solutions to design issues

Strong interpersonal skills

Proven management experience leading technical staff.

Ability to work under pressure and make business decisions using own initiative


Keywords:  Electronics, Avionics, Electronics Products, ERP, SharePoint, MS Office, People Management, Technical Management, Aerospace, Defence. Change Control, Report Writing.


Engineering Manager – Electronics – Avionics and Electronics Products – Aerospace and Defence

Salary:  Competitive plus bonus and benefits, flexi time

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire