Senior Engineering Manager

St. Louis, Missouri, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-SEM]

Field(s) of expertise
Project and Service Management Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

To lead, plan, and direct a team of highly professional engineers working in a Design and Stress environment. A people‐focused technical professional who provides technical direction and business guidance to the engineering team. Proactively develops and maintains a team of high‐performing engineers and continually seeks innovative methods for improving team performance.


  • Build and hire a professional engineering organization
  • Build the engineering structure to scale and grow with the strategy of the company
  • Collaborate with Program Management to prioritize and target team opportunities; understand mechanisms for building team capacity and improving team performance. Align resources to deliver on commitments and drive results (resolving cross-functional issues at project level).
  • Develop a detailed project plan that identifies controls for managing project deliverables in line with the project plan. Lead team to technical account strategies that align to customer business requirements and goals; assign resources appropriately.
  • Monitor and approve requests for resources
  • Provide timely and appropriate feedback that focuses on items that will make the biggest difference in performance; reinforces efforts and progress.
  • Track and report team metrics for a given opportunity.
  • Understand drivers of customer satisfaction and strive to improve customer experiences.
  • Monitor and measure team progress against business plan and recommend needed changes.
  • Record and manage project issues and escalating where necessary.
  • Manage project training within the defined budget.
  • Identify user training needs and devising and managing user training programs as required.
  • Perform duties of Control Account Manager (CAM) for Engineering team.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Business
  • 10 years of experience in manufacturing environment
  • 5 years in aerospace manufacturing
  • 5 years of management experience.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance
  • Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GKN Experience
  • MBA degree
  • Experience in composites or assembly manufacturing
  • Technical expertise and team leadership
  • Must be a self-starter and have proven abilities with project planning and management. In addition, must have demonstrated effective leadership of individuals and groups.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • IT skills in Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and Project Management
  • Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills

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