Configuration and Product Development Project Leader

Broughton, Flintshire

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Our client has an opportunity for a Configuration and Product Development Project Leader to join them on a 12-month contract. You will be joining the Single Aisle Wing Value Stream Management department.
Role: Configuration and Product Development Project Leader
Location: Broughton, Flintshire – potential for 1 day a week at home
Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week
Clearance: BPSS required before starting
Hourly Rate: £35.03 per hour via Umbrella, inside IR35
Travel: Quarterly business travel to France and Germany

What you’ll be doing:

  • As the successful candidate, the core of your role will be to drive product changes (modifications/mods) through the Aircraft Change Process (ACP).
  • You will directly represent the SA Wing VSM mods management team (OSWX1 siglum) and more broadly the SA Wing VSM (OSW siglum).
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a wide network of cross-functional and transnational stakeholders, including; Configuration management, Chief Engineering, Programme Management, Engineering, ME, Procurement, Supply chain, Operations, etc.
  • As CPD Project Leader – also referred to as Product Change Leader (PCL) – you will be responsible for the end to end management of the mods you’re allocated (i.e. from idea generation to the point of embodiment on the aircraft).
  • You will be accountable for their on Time, Cost and Quality delivery.
  • This role focuses mostly on “Flow” mods (i.e. mods of <300k€) that impact Wing production, including our major assembly suppliers, Broughton Plant and China Wing.
  • You will also have opportunities to work on; Major Modifications (MaMos; mods of >300k€), Major Industrial Problems (MIPs), Major In-Service Problems (MISPs), mods that impact Final Assembly Line (FAL), as well as mods driven by safety, regulatory compliance and ramp up projects; such as Rate ++, A321 Wing transfer to China, etc.
  • Given the varied and far reaching nature of the role, this is a fantastic opportunity for personal and career development.


  • Strong project management skills/experience; PMP certification would be highly desirable.
  • Understanding of the aircraft change process with a general appreciation for configuration management.
  • Understanding product changes. For example, this team will look at a change and then take this through from concept to delivery.
  • Thus, an existing ACC2 and/or ICC_ACP user would be highly desirable.
  • And/or existing or previous delegations within ‘CAIR’, ‘RFF’ and/or ‘CA reallocation’ process(es) would be desirable.
  • A technical understanding of the Wing design and manufacturing processes would be desirable.
  • Thus, candidates with a technical degree (BEng/BSc) and or past experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality are desirable.
  • An appreciation for material requirements planning (creation and cascade of demand) and/or master production scheduling would be beneficial, but not mandatory.
  • Thus, an existing SAP-APD user would be beneficial.

About the person:

  • The successful candidate must be willing to constructively challenge others and have the resilience to overcome obstacles at regular intervals. This is the most critical requirement.
  • Drive and tenacity to implement changes on Time, Cost and Quality.
  • Ability to work autonomously and methodically in a changing environment, making high levels of personal organisation necessary to succeed.
  • Ability to grasp ambiguous and/or complex problems and propose solutions, making the role most suitable to a critical and/or analytical thinker.
  • Ability to work with and influence a vast array of stakeholders, making effective communication and presentation skills highly desirable.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately!

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