Principal CAD Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY

Support the Engineering Manager with the day to day management of the CAD Engineering team, including the provision of direct support for Business Development activity, workload and resource planning, design project control, and maintenance of standards and processes related to Engineering in accordance with the Tods Defence Business Management System to ensure clear alignment with external customer requirements.

Motivate, train and mentor the team to continually develop Engineering capability.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Support the Engineering Manager with the day to day management of the CAD Engineering team, including the provision of direct support for Business Development activity, workload and resource planning, design project control, and maintenance of standards and processes related to Engineering in accordance with the Tods Defence Business Management System to ensure clear alignment with external customer requirements
  • Motivate, train and mentor the team to continually develop Engineering capability
  • Engage with the cross functional management teams in the business and contribute to the overall performance and well-being of the Company

Commercial:

  • Support the Business Development Team re bid prospects and feasibility, bid development meetings; manage the preparation of technical proposals and quotations in support of bids.
  • Support the Engineering Manager as required with monitoring project costs and control agreed KPIs
  • Prepare technical proposals and quotations under the direction of the Engineering Manager and or Technical Director
  • Provide monthly reports to the Engineering Manager and or Technical Director on project performance.

Engineering:

  • Act as a Technical Query (TQs) support for design and engineering matters, ensuring all design activity is carried out to company procedures
  • Ensure project conformity to requirements (AS9100); carry our relevant checks, design reviews and approvals as needed
  • As Principal CAD Engineer, check and approve drawings, CAD models and change notes for Engineering team
  • Support Engineering Manager in supporting project owners to ensure the delivery of project monthly reports that ensure project team completes/up-dates requirement for design file management, management of project resource, project schedule adherence and project budget management
  • Undertake designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and PLM data management tools
  • Develop designs into a production ready product that meets Engineering requirement specification working with internal stakeholders to ensure delivery; responsible for design file management, project resource management, project schedule adherence, project budget management.
  • Co-ordinate and manage all data (not restricted to design) requests from suppliers and customers related to own / designated workload

Quality and Compliance:

  • Ensure the Engineering department is compliant with the required standards, for example, that the relevant AS9100 standards and underlying engineering procedures are adhered too (all design activity is carried out to Company procedures or overriding customer requirements)
  • Ensure compliance with Company/external procedures recording accurate data on to company documentation and systems
  • Ensure administration is completed with sign-off as required
  • Support Company with Audits and related actions as required 

Health and Safety:

  • Take reasonable care of health and safety of self, other people and resources whilst at work to comply with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Policies and Procedures
  • Co-operate with line manager, or any other person with specific responsibility for Health and Safety to enable the Company’s responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work act to be performed
  • Ensure compliance of self (and team) against the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other Company Procedures as required

Please note - all Tods Defence employees are required to complete the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and Security Check (SC) security controls, which includes an ‘unspent’ criminal record check. You are not generally obliged to give us information about yourself, but we will not be able to progress an application if you do not provide information that we request for these purposes.

Application

Please apply via the Website or send your CV and covering letter to Carly Murdoch -  c.murdoch@tods.co.uk and state your salary expectations in your application.  Applications via agencies will not be considered.

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