Lead Project Engineer

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £26.09 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Spec

Responsible for the maintaining, updating and reporting using standard project controls. Will gather information relating to performance (cost, resources and outputs), monitor and report progress against plans, identify trends, analyse and interpret data and information to ensure all data and information are accurate, generate regular reports including some elements of the contract review pack.

Will take the lead on various project outputs that require a higher level of problem solving, expert knowledge, and analysis. They will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of inputs and outputs by coaching others, supporting in task completion, and act as the point of contact for key deliverables.

Core Duties

The Lead Project Engineer will support and lead on some aspects of the creation and distribution of a number of Project Management deliverables; ensuring the required quality of any reporting content and consistency of the presentation of materials. They may deputise for the APM / PM where appropriate. Some of the Project Management processes and tools utilised within the role may include:

Weekly/Monthly Project Reports (inc. CSR (Contract Status Report)) - retrieve, record and present project information (including any supporting reports and metrics.) and may support the facilitation / chairing of meetings

Action Management - control and monitor the project actions database and support in the response to project actions

Control Account Plans (CAPs) - produce and maintain control account plans

Close Out Reports - produce and coordinate the sign off of project close out reports

Risk & Opportunity Management - support the implementation of the risk and opportunity process on the project, including reviewing contingencies

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS) - creation and maintenance of the WBS and other coding structures

Control Account Management (CAM) Reporting - assist with Control Account production and monthly reporting and may assist control account managers in the analysis of the data

Quarterly Estimate at Completion (EAC) process - provide support to the process and/or be accountable for specific outputs

Quarterly Look ahead (QLA) - provide support to the process and/or be accountable for specific outputs

Baseline Change Request (BCR) - support the creation of BCRs

Quality/Safety Reporting - develop and maintain project quality and safety metrics / reports

Project Management Plan (PMP) - provide support to the development of the PMP and ongoing maintenance

Lifecycle Management (LCM) - provide support to project phase review preparations ensuring deliverables meet LCM requirements. Where required support bid and tendering processes, gathering and compiling data

Document Management/ Configuration Management - maintain project documentation in line with project needs and relevant procedures

Project progress and delivery - control and monitor assigned sub-projects so they are delivered to agreed time, budget and quality, regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan and where necessary, intervening so that the project is delivered to plan.

Functional Knowledge

Knowledge and understanding of project.

Broad PM&C (Planning, Monitoring & Control) experience demonstrated in a professional role within a business or project.

Broad understanding of one or more Project Management (PM) and PM&C methodologies and toolsets.

Knowledge and experience of PM governance and assurance.

Experience of influencing stakeholders.

Ability to capture, adopt and share good practice.

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.