Lead Engineer - Electronic Hardware

GE Aerospace


Cheltenham, United Kingdom


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The Sustainment Product Engineer is the engineering design authority for assigned aviation products. This leadership role is within the sustaining engineering team and has technical responsibility for Power products as they are introduced into production and throughout their lifecycle. The key responsibilities are design authority and ownership of all technical issues; this includes through-life design support activities, product improvement, lessons learned and the management of projects.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide post-design support of engineering issues, establishing root cause analysis and process improvements as appropriate.
  • Managing obsolescence issues, including re-design, risk analysis, cost, last-time-buy, documentation configuration and customer approval.
  • Ensuring adherence to the CCD’s is followed.
  • Management and approval of corrective actions and non-conformances.
  • Liaison between customers, suppliers, and multiple internal departments.
  • Management of certification, re-qualification, and re-verification activities.
  • Communicate throughout all levels of the business, giving regular progress reports to peers and colleagues.
  • Identify, develop, and implement continual improvement practices in all business areas worked also ensuring all lessons learnt back into relevant design teams.
  • Support of customer returns with detailed root cause analysis and investigation.
  • Responsible for Supply Chain design engineer support
  • Accountable for cost analysis, OEM & work with PSE on customer returns, and recommend ideas for improvement
  • Accountable for obsolescence tracking, and managing obsolescence updates


Bachelor's degree in relevant field from an accredited university or college (or equivalent knowledge and experience)

Working knowledge of product design lifecycle, qualification and verification methods

Experience in engineering management or a leadership role within an engineering environment with direct people management responsibility

Proven analytical and organizational ability


Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems.

Ability to influence others and lead matrixed teams

Strong decision-making skills in a leadership role

Strong collaborator leveraging technical networks and relationships across global organizations

Highly self-sufficient

Flexible Working  

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.  

Total Reward  

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.   

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;  

  • Performance based annual bonus 

  • Non-contributory Pension             

  • Life Assurance  

  • Group income protection              

  • Private medical cover       

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell  

Security Clearance  

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS  

Right to Work  

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.  

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.