Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a Configuration Engineer.

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm / Friday 7:30am – 1:30pm
  • Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.
  • This role is governed by ITAR, restrictions may apply

This position exists to support the manufacturing planning creation & amendments in the Engineering department allowing qualified personnel to continue learning through accrued on-the-job training and job experience while performing essential duties for the company.

Participation in implementing new systems or processes including creation of suitable written procedures or work instructions will be required. Liaison with customers and other departments is an integral component of the position.

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking
  • Blackpool Transport 'Travel to Work Scheme' member - includes discounts on local transport routes

Essential Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the efficient manufacture of new and existing components through:
    • the timely creation and maintenance of product definitions with the Bill of Material database giving due regard to economic manufacture, material and subcontract content
    • the timely creation and maintenance of shop order routings giving due regard to estimated shop hours and customer quality and schedule requirements
    • liaison with customer, contracts, technical, and quality representatives on matters concerning concessions, deviations, product definition, tooling, inspection schedule, and corrective actions
    • the creation and maintenance of product definitions within the Bill of Material database
  • Actively contribute to efforts made in securing new business through the analysis of drawings and specifications during the evaluation and estimating phases of customer tenders providing suitable details for inclusion in final submissions as applicable
  • Participate in project meetings and contribute to the overall success of department specific projects through effective and detailed planning reporting to the Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Production Manager
  • Hold regular meetings with the Engineering Department and management team as required to discuss the technical aspects and progress of ongoing projects against engineering programme
  • Ensure all aspects of the contract review are adhered to in order to support customer expectations
  • Collate and monitor estimated time v’s actual times via cycle time feedback process
  • Provide support and advice to colleagues with engineering queries and changes through the works query note process
  • Assist engineering colleagues with the development of new parts and product introduction through data evaluation
  • Manage electronic data transfer and management between Magellan, customers and suppliers
  • Work in a safe manner complying with all risk assessments and procedures in line with company Health & Safety policy, reporting any health and safety incidents that occur
  • Actively support and contribute to the continuous improvement programme and lean manufacturing
  • Any other reasonable duties required by management in support of the business

Skills / Knowledge Requirements


  • Successful completion of a Mechanical Engineering or Technologist Course in a relevant engineering discipline from a recognised College or University or relevant equivalent experience as detailed below


  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience in a projects or planning role

Key Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of CNC Machining and Manufacturing systems
  • All round basic knowledge of CNC Machines and controls
  • Knowledge of MRP / ERP systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, excel, MS project with excellent IT, literacy and numeric skills
  • Strict adherence to deadlines

Other skills/ Abilities / Personal Attributes:


  • Customer/Supplier relationship skills
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills


  • Systems Oriented; Analytical and Logical; Conceptual

Personal Attributes:

  • Resourceful
  • Organizing/Planning
  • Time Management
  • Process Focused

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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