QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?
Job description/Person specification
Specific Responsibilities This role is responsible for the delivery of all associated Design Engineering Tasking’s along with the line management and discipline development for a team of design engineers and associated staff and ranging from graduates through to senior engineers. The Design Team Lead will promote autonomy within their team and manage their own time to achieve high levels of utilisation. The Haslar office provides support to the design and testing of Marine vessels and propulsion solutions. Ensure that performance management and succession planning is effectively deployed to ensure sufficient Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel are available to deliver solutions that are safe, fit for purpose and meet the relevant standards.
Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required Robust understanding of mechanical engineering and design Ability to challenge poor behaviours and make corrective changes in their team and across other teams A respected line manager across the relevant engineering community Experienced in providing advice, assurance and best practice into programmes Experience of developing and line managing others and building effective teams Excellent engineering delivery and technical leadership experience Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
Challenges Understanding domain specific challenges and the design requirements for developmental one-off articles in a competitive market Organising work to meet tight deadlines whilst managing dependencies and project milestone achievement. Liaison with various stakeholders to achieve the desired output.
Key Accountabilities Accountable to the Delivery Solution Lead (e.g. Project, Operations or Facility Manager) you will be the main point of contact for customer queries with regards to mechanical design solutions.
Behavioural Requirements An effective communicator and influencer with strong interpersonal skills who acts with integrity and accountability so as to feel at ease interfacing with customers external to the business.
Essential Qualifications HNC/D level or above in an industrial design or mechanical engineering subject Experience of running teams & technically leading multi-skilled delivery teams Comfortable interacting with deep specialists / SME’s as well as business leaders demonstrable previous mechanical design experience. Demonstrable ability to work to tight time and budgetary constraints
Desirable Qualifications Degree in Mechanical engineering Chartered Engineer status Basic understanding of FEA / Stress Analysis Basic understanding of fluid dynamics Basic understanding of Lean 6 Sigma