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Manufacturing Project Engineer

We are looking for a Manufacturing Project Engineer to join our team, to lead the development, project management and programming of new products from contract review to FAIR approval and production handover.  Review existing products and improve tooling, programmes and routes.


Specific Accountabilities: 

  • Leadership of NPI and improving the manufacture of existing products.

  • Off line programming and project management of key projects including:

  • Liaison with customers and suppliers to develop the most cost effective route,

  • Create, update and manage project plans and feedback to customer on achieving milestone dates,

  • Using all available customer information / drawings / standards etc. to fully satisfy the customer requirements,

  • Development and communication of Technical and Engineering instructions, Standard Work and Job Packs.


  • Some on-line programming, setting and machine operation to support the business needs.

  • Identify and lead process / manufacturing improvements.

  • Complete training to fully utilise off-line programming (Power Mill & Fusion 360) function.

  • Develop assembly and processing requirements as needed

  • Maintain and update programme library & records system.

  • Provide machine times / tooling / fixture costs to satisfy customer RFQ’s.

  • Internal liaison for engineering queries.

  • Manage and process Engineering Changes.

  • The maintenance of relevant Quality records.

  • To share expertise and skills with others, appreciate and support the role of other professional.

  • To establish constructive relationships and communication with members of the business.

  • Any other duties that the company may reasonably ask to support the business needs.

  • To ensure compliance with and to identify opportunities to improve, quality and efficiency.



KPI's & Controls:

  • Delivery of project milestones to planned dates.

  • Right First Time handover to manufacturing.

  • Ensure that the most economical process is achieved in terms of speed, metal removal & tooling cost.

  • Turn Around Time for RFQs.

  • Accurate completion of all paperwork and instructions etc for operators.

  • Full and timely completion of Contract Review and Engineering Changes.




Person Specification



  • Fully trained in CAD ware systems (ideally PowerMill and Fusion 360) with appropriate qualifications / certification.

  • Good understanding of Mazak Mazatrol Programmer / Setter with appropriate qualifications.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the multi-axis programming of complex machined components for the Aerospace or similar Industries. In turning/milling and grinding.

  • Fully appreciate:

  • The manufacturing processes and capability of AE Aerospace,

  • The Cellular manufacturing organisation within the company,

  • The machine types and their capabilities.


  • Experience of working in an Engineering environment or context.

  • Good understanding of associated processing, assembly and packaging methods required for our componentry.





  • Engineering Qualification (ONC, HNC, BTEC, City & Guilds).

  • Having completed an engineering Apprenticeship.

  • Education to GCSE level with Maths and English at Grades A*-C or equivalent with excellent numeracy and literacy skills.

  • High level of computer competency.



  • Evidence of continued professional study.

  • Good Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering.



Practical skills


  • Outstanding organisational skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Communication skills.

  • Numeracy skills.



  • A proven track record of:

  • Using own initiative within defined procedures and policies.

  • Presenting information in a logical, clear and concise format and communicating this effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Working collaboratively with a range of colleagues.

  • Managing own workload.

  • Identifying priorities quickly and accurately and ensuring that deadlines are met.

  • Analysing data and information and advising on findings and solutions.



Personal qualities and attributes

A proven track record of:

• motivating, negotiating with and influencing others.

• Self-evaluation of learning needs and actively seeking further training / development.

  • Flexibility.

  • Willingness to attend meetings as required.

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Aerospace or similar Industries. • Auditor/quality accreditation • Experience of working in an Engineering environment or context. 


If you are interested in this position please send your CV to:

Please send your CV and covering letter to

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