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Principal Obsolescence Manager

Zoek Pin Edinburgh, Scotland

Permanent (Full time)

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A new opportunity has arisen for a Principal Component Engineer to join our component team at Leonardo in Edinburgh. Leonardo is a world-class defence technology company. We develop and manufacture cutting edge Radars for the Eurofighter Typhoon and SAAB Gripen fighter jets, as well as Maritime and Airborne surveillance systems. We are also investors in innovation, undertaking all our own research to fuel our future products.

Such a variety of new projects is maybe the reason we have such an incredibly low staff turnover. Many of our people stay for careers that span decades. We see these people, our silver-haired heroes, as living proof that we are a great place to work. This experienced component team is also a human encyclopaedia of technical expertise. What better way to learn and develop than by surrounding yourself by the very best, and most experienced, in your field.

What we can offer you

Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays
Free parking
Award-winning pension scheme, including an attractive employer contribution
Flexible working and additional flex-leave schemes to give you the time and flexibility you need to enjoy a balanced life
Salary sacrifice schemes
Access to thousands of online courses free of charge via Coursera
Onsite Occupational Health Service to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and keep you safe at work
Restaurant facilities, including a coffee shop
Employee discount schemes for you and your family, including retail, cinema, hotel book
Family Friendly Policies
Learning & Development - we will assess your development needs in line with the role you wish to perform, to allow you to further develop
Career breaks - where appropriate, we support you to pursue other interests outside the workplace
Positive support for the Reserve Forces, including additional time off for Reservists
Management of data associated with new Typhoon obsolescence cases. Ensure all cases are logged within the company tools and delivered to the Obsolescence Review Board (ORB) for sentencing.
Management of all internal and external customer communication relating to Typhoon Obsolescence. Ensuring all inputs are obtained and outputs are accurate and in accordance with process and procedure.
Work closely with Material Management, Procurement and Commercial departments to assess status of all customer procurements. Highlight any deficiencies to IOT lead.
Develop working relationships with Typhoon Integrated Product Team (IPT) and the Integrated Obsolescence Team (IOT) to obtain cooperation that ensures fulfilment of responsibilities.
Undertake quarterly sub-contractor stock audits utilising company process and procedure to ensure compliance. Work with sub-contractor to close open actions.
Identify opportunity to improve current process and procedures within the IOT function. Highlight deficiencies to IOT and Functional Lead and take an active role improving processes.
Degree qualified or equivalent experience and knowledge in an Engineering Discipline.
Good understanding of design and manufacturing.
Knowledge of international standards for Components and Obsolescence Management.
Familiarity with Electronic Component datasheets and specifications.
Understanding of critical electronic component parameters.
Ability to take ownership of a work package; planning and scheduling own workload and the work of others.
Confidence and ability to challenge/ respond to technical/process issues.
Ability to interact effectively with customers.
Demonstrated impact and/ or ability to influence at Senior Levels and either: demonstrated technical expertise within one particular discipline, or demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others.

Note, in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for SC UK Security Clearance

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