KTP Associate - Spirit Aerosystems

The department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management seeks to appoint a KTP Associate to work on the development of a bespoke tool for assessing the financial viability of advanced composite manufacturing processes for aircraft structures in conjunction with Spirit AeroSystems, the largest airframe supplier to Airbus. The successful candidate will play a leading role in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of representatives from manufacturing, commercial, R&D, operations, finance, and supply chain within Spirit AeroSystems, as well as colleagues from the departments of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The candidate will be responsible for understanding, collating and distilling knowledge from a range of disciplines pertinent to the development and commercialisation of composite structures, for developing a bespoke solution and, for disseminating cost-modelling knowledge and best practice throughout the business.

A KTP is a three-way project between an associate, a business and a university (see www.ktponline.org.uk). The associates are recruited to manage strategic projects within the company, whist being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. Founded in 1975, KTP is one of Europe’s largest recruitment programmes. This is an opportunity to join a project which will offer challenging business analysis and process improvement work within a supportive, well managed and motivated team environment. In addition to a dedicated personal development budget of £4,000 and a travel budget of £4,000 there is also an opportunity for further study within the University (MSc or PhD). It is also anticipated that following successful completion of the KTP, the company will continue the employment of the Associate.

Spirit AeroSystems’ vision is to provide industry-leading aerostructures and systems at a competitive cost. This KTP provides an exciting opportunity to become embedded within a key component of Spirit AeroSystems’ business with potential to make a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the process of costing the aerostructures. The KTP Associate will be based within Spirit AeroSystems site at Prestwick.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of Masters level in Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering Management or Product Design Engineering. You will have experience of requirements elicitation, have ability to tackle complex problems, and you will have project management experience. You will have excellent IT skills and will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel. You must be able to plan and organise your own workload effectively meeting tight deadlines, and you will work well as part of a team. You will have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to produce high-quality reports and deliver presentations to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with experience of systems modelling, information management, cost modelling and/or manufacturing processes and from candidates with experience of the software development for end users.

For informal enquiries, please contact Ian Whitfield, Lecturer, ian.whitfield@strath.ac.uk on 0141 548 4548.

Please note that this post has previously been advertised. Previous applicants need not apply.

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