Technologist - Engineering Test Services
Rolls-Royce - Derby

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Rolls-Royce is a global business providing power systems for use on land, at sea and in the air. The Group has a balanced business portfolio with leading positions in the civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy markets. We invest in technology and capabilities that can be applied to products and services in each of the global markets we serve.

Engineering Test Services (ETS) is a high profile team supporting both In-Service, Development and Research & Technology projects. We manage varied and challenging projects ranging from the small - crushing a sample of a new honeycomb, through to the large - a compressor aero rig or a Fan Blade off rig. We liaise with numerous functions across the company, therefore a role within ETS presents an ideal career opportunity for those looking to broaden their experience. Our projects represent ideal examples for advancement through the Technologist Structure and meeting the requirements of professional institutions. With an on-going high work load we are looking to strengthen the team.

ETS is part of Engineering and Technology organisation with close links to other Rolls-Royce sites and test facilities such as MTOC (Mechanical Test Operations Centre in Dahlewitz) and Anecom Aero test (fan and compressor aero testing). ETS will provide world class component and system test solutions for all RR gas turbine businesses.

With a global supply chain opportunities exist for both domestic and overseas travel, there is an expectation that you will be available for travel.

You will plan rig requirements into a viable package of work by working with the customer to develop a specification and secure internal and external resources to satisfy customer requirements

You will manage each rig project, including the supply chain, to ensure it achieves its planned objectives to cost, lead-time and specification using Integrated Pprogramme Management principles. You will also be required to resolve technical issues that may arise at any stage of the programme by liaising with the relevant subject matter experts throughout the Company and Supply Chain. You will also be responsible for managing Control Accounts and reporting on project performance through Earned Value Analysis techniques. Typically you will be managing between 1 and 6 projects.

You will negotiate priorities between customers, gain the commitment for programme support by the relevant resource owners both internal and external to Rolls-Royce and technically manage the test in conjunction with the test facility. This is a "hands on" role with the requirement to deliver a number of the programme activities yourself.

In addition the role will offer an opportunity to challenge current working practices, and to identify and implement potential improvements. There is likely to be a requirement to undertake additional Project Management training as we strive to exceed increasing customer expectations.

Qualifications and experience

Educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline, you are likely to have previous programme management experience in a technical environment. You will have good interpersonal and leadership skills, and a broad knowledge of experimental design, manufacturing and build processes.

In return, we offer excellent development prospects, coupled with the salary and benefits you would expect of an internationally renowned and successful organisation.

We are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Due to the Coalition Government's interim immigration limits Rolls-Royce Plc's ability to sponsor employees under Tier 2 (General) of the Points Based System is very limited. Candidates from outside the EEA are therefore encouraged to explore immigration routes which will allow them to work in the UK without such sponsorship.

In the recruitment process all candidates are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

Rolls-Royce are an equal opportunities employer.

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Rolls-Royce plc is a global company providing power on land, sea, and air. The company has established leading positions in civil aerospace,...