Programme Engineer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    8 Months

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Programme Engineer required to work on the Vanguard Class Availability Sustainment (VCAS) Programme to develop and apply engineering domain knowledge and/or project management office best practice to assist the development of technical and project solutions in the delivery of the Submarine Programme Management (Subs PM) department services. Provide project controls support across schedule management, risk and opportunity management, change management and budgeting and cost control.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Apply engineering and project management domain knowledge to produce solutions and documentation in support of assigned tasks and projects.

Contribute to process improvements within the concept, assessment, design and operational lifecycles of submarines and their supporting MOD programmes and projects.

Undertake planning, delivery and monitoring of assigned tasks and projects, ensuring requirements are delivered to time, quality and cost, including subcontractor scope generation, contracting, delivery management and output acceptance.

Production and maintenance of:

management plans;


risk (threats and opportunity) registers; performance reports.

Provide customer interface and support on all matters relating to Subs PM programme and technical functions.

Domain knowledge to include:

Project Management

Requirements management;

Risk (threats and opportunities) and issues management;

Schedule management;

Governance arrangements;

Business case.


Naval marine ship design and systems, particularly submarines;

Naval nuclear support arrangements;

Engineering support solutions;

Through life management;

Asset management;

Safety engineering;

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

A bachelor's degree in engineering or technology, or, a Higher National Diploma, Higher National Certificate or a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in engineering or technology (or equivalent), plus appropriate further learning and experience, or; an appropriate apprenticeship of specialisation.

Registered with a professional body at the IEng status, or capable and engaged in structured development towards its achievement (for Project Engineer role).

Project Fundamentals Qualification such as APM/Acoste/RICS or equivalent.

Candidates should be familiar with the organisation and operations of the MoD Submarine Operating Centre (SMOC), Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) and awareness of the Flotilla Output Management (FOM).

Extensive knowledge of submarine systems and submarine in-service support arrangements is also required as is proven success of applying engineering management arrangements and project controls.

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