Configuration Manager

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45 - £51.43 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    July 2020

Primary Purpose of Job:

Responsible for defining and implementing Configuration Management activities for a project and/or product at all points in the lifecycle including Bid, Design/Development, Production and Service Support. The role requires wide experience of configuration management principles and processes supporting project and/or product specific planning, implementation and improvement activities. The Configuration Manager will provide leadership to any Configuration Management Team established within a project and/or product team.

The Configuration Manager shall ensure the consistent application of the principles of Configuration Management, as defined by Chorus 2.0, across the project and/or product, from bid through to the in-service support and disposal phase. In particular the Configuration Manager shall ensure:

    • Performance of project CM Planning and production of the CM Plan
    • Implementation of the planned CM system and the establishment of key reference baselines
    • Identification of risks to projects and their mitigation
    • Identification, definition and deployment of process improvements within projects, the business and the promotion of improvements to UK / Group
    • The jobholder will have to typically interact with:
    • Senior Project / Programme and Engineering Management
    • Project Management Office
    • Engineering Team
    • Entity / Domain / Business Unit Configuration and Data Management Leads
    • Functional Leads and Teams

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

    • The nature of the work demands strong commitment process delivery, improvement and governance as well as strong management leadership, communication & influencing skills.
    • Performs CM planning for new and existing projects, defining an effective tailored CM Implementation
    • Supports the identification of contract/subcontract requirements to ensure effective CM performance of partners and suppliers
    • Creates, maintains and implements the CM Plan in accordance with Chorus 2.0 and contractual/tender requirements
    • Establishes, maintains and manages a CM effort estimate
    • Deploys and ensures correct usage of the CM tools
    • Specifies, maintains and ensures compliance of CM Contractor and Supplier requirements
    • Audits & Assesses Contractors and Suppliers to ensure CM processes, systems and deliverables meet requirements
    • Ensuring the correct definition of the product and it's defining data
    • Participates in the design / stage reviews (PDR, CDR…)
    • Responsible for the establishment & maintenance of configuration baselines (FBL, ABL, PBL)
    • Participates in the selection of configuration items and subsequent product breakdown structures and Bills of Materials.
    • Establishes and maintains the configuration change management system, including internal and external CCBs and performs the Configuration Control Board (CCB) Secretary role
    • Co-ordinates and controls the configuration change process for design change including item change, document change, deviations and waivers, concessions and trail modifications
    • Ensures design change is traceable throughout design and implementation
    • Establishes, maintains and releases the CSAR used to describe the configuration management phases and milestone achievement to track design evolution and implementation
    • Captures, verifies and controls 'as built', 'as installed', 'as tested' and 'as maintained' configuration information
    • Plans and conducts configuration verifications and configuration audits (PCA & FCA)
    • Provides support to the Organisation Configuration Manager to identify, develop and deploy improvements to the CM Process
    • Performs CM team task delegation and performance management (if applicable)
    • Reports on CM Key Performance Indicators

Required Experience:

    • Experience of working and implementing Configuration Management within a Defence and/or Commercial environment, including the alignment to the appropriate standards (in particular Def Stan 05-57 and EIA-649)
    • Track record of delivering effective Configuration Management for large projects, across the complete product lifecycle (concept through to support) within a complex business environment
    • Experience of both System / Hardware and Software Configuration Management processes
    • Experience of producing and delivering training material for both process and tool usage
    • Knowledge of the System/Product Lifecycles (for System, Application, HW, SW, FW)
    • Experience of Product Lifecycle Management tools
    • Experience of Software Configuration Management (Version and Change Control)
    • Experience of Data and Document tools