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General Electric NPI / Special Process Owner People Leader in Prestwick, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an NPI / Special Process Owner People Leader, based at our Caledonian site at Prestwick. Reporting to the Gate 2 Business Unit Leader, this is a critical role aligned to the strategic direction of the Caledonian site, as well as the Engine Overhaul and Repair value streams delivery performance strategy.

The scope for the role includes Business Case Creation, Project Management, and Project Execution for the introduction of new components, and industrialisation of new repairs. Partnering with the Operations, Engineering and Lean teams to optimising all processes for the introduction of the new components and repairs, while meeting all repair manual and regulatory requirements.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Gate 2 Business Unit Leader to identify suitable Component Repair and Accessory Industrialisation projects that meet the strategic needs of the business and to justify the business case through data driven evaluation

  • Lead SPO Engineers to evaluate RD requirements and to manage through to completion individual and multiple projects on time, per budget and in adherence to GE Aviation MOC requirements

  • Integrate into the P&E and IRB approval process

  • Ensuring that Repair NPI Industrialisation meets documented requirements

  • Evaluate costing for new NPI repair’s through working closely with the costing team, so that real cost can be included in the electronic Component Repair Directory (eCRD)

  • Optimise Machining process IAW QAP and SPM, including planned maintenance, machine calibration and internal audits, ensuring that tools / equipment and processes are adequate for intended purpose

  • Build pro-active working relationships through liaison between Shop operations teams, Engineering and Quality management

Qualification / Requirements:

  • Prior people leadership experience, with the ability to lead and motivate others within a team environment

  • Continuous Improvement mindset with a focus on Lean Methodologies

  • Demonstrate ability as a change agent and of influencing skills

  • Knowledge of process operations in a fast paced production environment

  • The ability to interpret technical information

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No