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Programme Engineering Manager - Training Solutions

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Louise Wardle

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    about 1 month ago

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Our client, a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence is recruiting a Program Engineering Manager within the Training Solutions business. This role encompasses Engineering management and the delivery of customer-centric Training Solutions, where you will lead the Engineering team from the bid and proposal, planning, delivery and ongoing service.

This role is currently remote working and will continue to be remote with travel within the UK as and when Covid restrictions allow but it will still be possible to work remotely for some of the week.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Oversight of Engineering activities across the Training solutions reporting to the Head of Engineering within the Cyber, Intelligence and Training Solutions Business.
Develop a strong technical capability within the business, working closely with the Training Solutions Architect / Design Authority to define the resources to develop winning, high integrity solutions.
Work package management including planning, tracking and reporting of key performance indicators to programme stakeholders.
Ensure all phases of the programme are subject to Gate and Design reviews in accordance to the Development Plan, and all issues are resolved in an effective manner.
Responsible for programme adherence to schedule.
Manage cost adherence to the programme budgets, using 'earned value' techniques
Risk management for all Engineering deliverables and effective mitigation actions
Resource management of engineering functions.
Ensure all documentation, specifications and deliverables are managed via a Configuration Management Plan and achieve correct Design Certifications.
Setting of goals and appraising Engineering staff and agreeing project specific training needs.
Technical point of contact and liaison point for key customer organisations.
Technical interface and management of programme's contractors & sub-contractors.
Supporting Business Development in their roles of securing new business and setting strategy for the business.

Knowledge & Experience

Proven expertise in managing the delivery of complex development programmes, using discretion and innovative approaches to meet challenging programme needs.
Clear understanding of financial management and impacts on programmes
Experience and knowledge of managing and motivating an engineering team with varying and diverse skills
Good problem solving skills and ability to use a varied "tool box" creatively
Can operate on day to day activities without losing sight of the "big picture"
Effective communicator internally and externally at all levels, and represents the organisation and programme professionally and with integrity.
Confident and competent in a "customer facing" role, represents the organisation as the engineering contact on contracts and projects.
Resourceful, decisive and resilient in achieving commitments
Demonstrable experience over a range of programmes, preferably in the Defence and / or Technical Training sector.
BSc / BEng. in Software, Engineering, Science, or Aeronautical Engineering

This role offers an attractive salary and benefits package, full details of which can be discussing on application.

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

Due to the volume of CVs received if you have not had a response within 48 hours please take it that your application will not be progressed.

Candidates without the required training solutions and simulation experience will not be considered.