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Engineering Project Manager - Defence

  • Location: Rochester
  • Salary: £50.00 - 56.25 per hour + PAYE/UMBRELLA per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Aerospace Project Management, Security Cleared
  • Contact: Louise Wardle
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 707 1516
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: Jan/Feb 2022
  • Expiry Date: 02 February 2022
  • Job Ref: 197428LW

An Engineering Project Manager is required by our client BAE Systems in Rochester on an initial 6 month contract basis working on a hybrid basis either on site or remotely. Candidates will have a defence/aerospace engineering background and be ok to work in Rochester. 

As an Engineering Project Manager, you will be responsible for developing the strategy for and executing engineering projects following lifecycle management guidelines. You will ensure that projects are within budget delivered on time by meeting all milestones and that projects are meeting all of our customers requirements, whilst maintaining regular engagement with our customers throughout the process.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Project Manager will involve:
Developing, maintaining and executing an engineering development strategy for the project using the principles of incremental and agile development
Owning the engineering budgets, ensuring adherence to the schedule and reviewing the quality of the product designed making sure it is fit for purpose and compliant with customer requirements
Taking the lead on the engineering risks and mitigation strategies
Developing and maintain the Engineering Management Plan (EMP) describing all aspects of engineering work for the programme, including programme tailoring
Supporting the development of subcontracted items, developing and implementing a strategy to ensure they are successful
Owning the Design Fors with focus on design for Life, including manufacturing, testing, reliability and maintainability
Leading and making technical decisions for the project, identifying and trading the various factors involved
Utilising Maturity Management (supported by Earned Value) to validate the correctness of work being produced by the team

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Project Manager:
Demonstrable experience leading a team in at least one key Engineering discipline (ideally having performed a cross functional team leading role)
Technical knowledge of electronic systems
Demonstrable experience managing the costs for the engineering work within the allocated budget
Experience articulating engineering strategy and motivate teams to realise it
Demonstrable experience managing and mitigating risks utilising specific techniques for engineering projects

An adaptable/flexible individual who knows how to get things done.
A sound engineering background.
Knowledge/experience of Project monitoring and control techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills
Confidence, with an inbuilt drive to succeed.
Knowledge/experience of solving problems, preferably by employing formal techniques
Exceptional communication skills
The ability to build and maintain relationships with your team, the customer and various stakeholder groups.

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.