Team Lead / Configuration manager NH90 Helicopter
GKN Aerospace
Papendrecht, NL
5 dagen geleden

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers.

We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job responsibilities & Qualifications

GKN Aerostructures & Systems Europe & Asia is looking for its NH90 program, a manager configuration management. He / she will be part of the NH90 Program Office team and reports to the NH90 Chief Engineer.

In essence, he / she will be :

  • Responsible for CM process and procedures within the program
  • Hierarchical and functional lead of a small team of CM specialists (5 team members)
  • International focal point within the consortium regarding CM
  • Approving all CM data sets on behalf of Fokker
  • Member of the Change Review Board
  • The N90 Program Office represents Fokker in the international NHI consortium as a partner company. This makes the military program a very international and diverse project.

    As partner, we are responsible for design, qualification, production and maintenance of the cabin sliding doors, sponsons, tail structure, landing gear, skis, and Intermediate gearbox.

    With 15 customers and several variants, it makes configuration control quite complex. At this moment, around 400 Helicopters are operational, 563 sold, and new contracts pending.

    Your skills and competences are :

    We are looking for a team player, who is able to find constructive solutions, both within the NH90 Program Team and the international NHI consortium, while being strong on the CM principles and rules.

    An aerospace technical engineering background and experience in Aircraft design, development and support is desirable. As member of the configuration management team, you are aware of the different processes and roles / responsibilities that come with Fokker’s position as an OEM partner.

    Skills :

  • Bachelor level.
  • CMII proficiency : Preferable CM2 level C or P.
  • Have experience in participating in multi-disciplinary development and sustainment teams (>
  • 5 years).

  • have experience in managing a team of professional specialists (5 FTE).
  • Affinity with IT solutions, PLM is special because of new pending implementation.
  • Competences :

  • Independent.
  • Cooperative.
  • Accurate and structured.
  • Strong process orientation.
  • Fluently in English, preferable German and French as well.
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

    A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

    GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

    We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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