Engineering Manager

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1404399

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an Engineering Manager based in Kilkeel

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including an Engineering Manager in our Seating business located in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

Engineering Manager

DEPARTMENT:  Engineering

RESPONSIBLE TO: Engineering Director

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday. The post holder may be required at times to work outside his/her normal working hours for the effective performance of the duties of the post

LOCATION: Collins Aerospace

2 Moor Road


Co Down

BT34 4NG 


  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of engineers in accordance with  Company policies and procedures
  • Develop the team and individuals’ skills to support the business goals
  • Manage performance using the Company’s tools and systems
  • Manage and allocate resources
  • Identify  training needs and implement training plan to ensure team can support the needs of the business
  • Interact with all other functions at the site and support daily operations i.e Walk About  Reviews
  • Develop KPI’s and the necessary governance system to ensure delivery of Company and department goals
  • Support the development of annual department goals and generate implementation plans to deliver against agreed targets
  • Lead concurrent engineering and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Support and lead implementation of 5S, process improvement, Lean and Problem Solving within the department
  • Support operations development of Lean manufacturing processes
  • Communicate regularly and directly with the team to keep them up to date on departmental and site issues
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the department


Key Attributes

Business Acumen; makes quality business decisions based on data and facts, not emotion, and weighs alternative solutions

Change Management; actively supports and manages change strategy into a workable plan and guides execution of the plan

Customer Intimacy; manages customer growth, loyalty and satisfaction

Leadership; leads, develops and motivates the team to deliver results within the policies and procedures of the organisation

Execution; effectively and efficiently manages processes, projects, and systems

Relationship Building; builds positive working and collaborative working relations with direct reports and peer groups

Strategic Management; knows how to identify and focus on the most critical high impact issues required for the organisation to be successful


  • 3rd level qualification in a related Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in Engineering gained in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong ICT skills


  • 5 years working experience in Engineering gained in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a comparable management role
  • Lean and problem solving skills
  • Relevant management training
  • Achieved or working towards accreditation by an Engineering body

This role attracts a highly competitive salary & benefits package.

Interested candidates can apply by completing an online application form by selecting the below link and clicking “Apply”

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website

Please note, it is the candidate’s responsibility to clearly outline how they meet the criteria required for this role.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 28th April 2019 at midnight.

Collins Aerospace is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Your personal data is collected and processed by B/E Aerospace, Kilkeel (the “Company”) for recruitment purposes only. The Company will transfer your personal data to its ultimate parent company B/E Aerospace, Inc. in the United States of America for HR management purposes, in accordance with standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission.