Team Leader Engineering

  • Locatie: Leiden

Wanted:  Team Leader Engineering who can help us lead the a group of engineering professionals and is able to further develop the field and its people to optimally support our product oriented business.

At Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands, we work at the frontiers of what is technically possible in one of the most challenging and rapidly changing industries: space travel. Our products and services – including Solar Arrays, Launcher Structures, Instruments & Services, Electrical Ground Support Equipment, Mechanical Thermal Products and SW Products & Services for Defence Applications – are among the best in the world. They enable missions that are crucial for our daily life on Earth, such as satellite navigation, communication, climate research and continuous monitoring of air quality.

Our modern location in Leiden hosts a team of more than 250 enthusiastic professionals, who work on the design, development, assembly, testing and delivery of space travel products and services. We are able to achieve this together with our partners by being creative and solution-oriented. The key to our success also lies in our intensive cooperation with our mostly international network, of course including the Airbus family, of which we are proud to be a part. 

What you can expect from the position

As an Team Leader Engineering, you are responsible for a team of engineering professionals. Through this team, you meet the demand for engineering resources which are needed for the implementation of projects and development programmes. You ensure the high-level and flexible employability of your people and that the correct level of knowledge is guaranteed for the group as a whole and for the individuals in your team. You translate company and department  level objectives into targets for your group and ensure that these are achieved. You signal trends and development within the professional field and introduce new professional methods, and also ensure resource development and knowledge transfer. You create the necessary conditions for your group to carry out the work and ensure the (professional) development of the individuals in the group. In the reviewer role, you make a substantive contribution through the application of knowledge in acquisition and innovation processes, such as proposal and project reviews.

If possible, you can be deployed as a Systems Engineer within projects or to support acquisition. As a Systems Engineer, you deal with the specifications, interfaces, and architecture of the solution and development plan and manage a team of developers. In addition, you are also involved in project budgeting and cost control.

You report to the Head of Engineering and are a member of his staff, which consists of team leaders from other engineering disciplines.

What are the prerequisites?

You have at least completed a university degree in mechanical engineering or other relevant engineering degree and have at least 5 years of relevant work experience in an industrial setup. You also have demonstrable managerial experience in project and/or personnel management. You can communicate fluently in English and Dutch, both in speaking and in writing. You are flexible and creative and work constructively with colleagues and external parties to e.g. exchange knowledge and experience. You are conscientious and result-oriented and are able to plan and structure your own work and that of others. You also possess strong analytical and communication skills. You recognize yourself in the following profile:

- Independent / Process-conscious

- Open-minded / Eager to learn / Driven

- Team leader / Coach

- Inspirational

- Able to share knowledge with colleagues, inside and outside the professional field

Our offer and your job application

We offer you a challenging position in a dynamic and international work environment, with opportunities for personal development and excellent employment conditions. For questions regarding the position, please contact Marc van Agthoven, Head of Engineering on +31 71 52 45228.

Are you up for this challenge? Then upload your CV and a motivation letter before December 9th, 2022 via the Apply button. The interviews will take place in December 2022. The selection process may include an assessment.

Screening is part of the hiring process.

NOTE: Employment agencies should not respond to this vacancy.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aerospace and related services. In 2021, Airbus generated a turnover of 52 billion euros and employed around 121.000 employees. Airbus offers the most extensive range of passenger aircraft, from 100 seats to 600 seats. The company is also the European leader in the supply of tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft. In the field of helicopters, Airbus delivers the most efficient civilian and military helicopter solutions worldwide.

Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands is part of the Airbus Defence and Space division of Airbus, which leads the rankings of Defence and Space companies in the EU. The company employs 33.000 people, who generate annual sales of around 10 billion euros.

About Airbus DS NL

Over 300 professionals with a great passion for technology work every day at Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands at the limits of what is possible in one of the most challenging industries in the world: Space.

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Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V.

Postbus 32070
2303 DB Leiden
+31 (0)71-5245000