Principal Engineer Change and Configuration Control

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Marine and Shipbuilding, Security Cleared

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  • Salary:

    £41.40 - £42.40 per hour + Ltd

  • Contact:

    Simon Page

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Principal Engineer Change and Configuration Control

Scotstoun, Glasgow - 6 month contract - Pay rate £42.40 p/h

We are looking to recruit a Principal Configuration Control Engineer for our client working on naval shipbuilding projects. As part of the Configuration Management team you shall support the successful integration and de-risking of Type 26's Power & Propulsion, HVAC, Auxiliary, Electrical Distribution and Platform Management Systems.


  • Support the effective implementation of Configuration Management plans and policies within Marine Systems,
  • Develop Systems Baseline Control Documents and ensure they capture all Configured Items for Marine Systems,
  • Prepare Change Requests and lead their progression through the relevant CM processes,
  • Manage the collection of cost impact data and format it ready for sentencing.
  • Engage with key stakeholders across Marine Systems and ensure that the Change Management process / plans are understood and being followed,
  • Produce status reports and configured baselines as required,
  • Undertake appropriate Data / Documentation Management as required.
  • Customer liaison with key stakeholders specifically to ensure that the Marine Systems Delivery Team complies with the relevant audit requirements and can generate the required reports and statistics.
  • Liaison with the Quality Assurance organisation, to ensure that the processes described in each of the owned plans are adequately audited and the outcomes acted upon.
  • Working with the Whole-ship Change and Configuration teams to make a major contribution to a strategic view for configuration management on the project, specifically to determine an evolution path (e.g. identifying and incorporating IT developments from elsewhere), potential need for/benefit of future upgrades, changes in need of the user community etc.
  • Engineering configuration management plans and policies are appropriately implemented,
  • Design baselines are maintained for all of the Marine Systems,
  • Appropriate development and implementation of CM tools, processes and practices as articulated in the relevant Engineering Configuration Management Plans and as advised by the Type 26 Central Engineering team,
  • Configured Items are documented and captured within appropriate toolsets,
  • Operate the Change Process in accordance with the Type Change PI and Change Management Plan on behalf of the Marine Systems - Systems Engineering and Integration Manager,
  • Assist the Marine Systems teams in collecting and processing data in a timely manner,
  • Liaising with change teams across the Type 26 design and supply chain communities.


  • Proven ability in change management and configuration management processes
  • Proven ability in CM toolsets and CM practice,
  • Configuration Management accreditation - advantageous
  • Good understanding of the data generated for use by the project and the tools and techniques used to create it.
  • Understanding of the IT systems and applications used to design, build and support, particularly the SDE and Windchill
  • Good working knowledge in more than one phase of the LCM, with sufficient experience of the total LCM to enable a good understanding of adjacent phases and through life engineering issues
  • People management skills and leadership experience in a multi- disciplined engineering environment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to senior management levels within the business.
  • Promote coherent engineering "Best for Business" standards.

Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the tasks involved all candidates must be capable of gaining a UK MOD Security Clearance to SC level.