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Project Engineer - Aerospace/Defence

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Our Qatar based client BAE Systems Strategic Aerospace Services (BSL) is recruiting a Project Engineer on a permanent basis in Qatar.

The Project Engineer will have an aerospace/defence engineering background and will operate one or more of the project management processes on a project or be responsible for some aspects of project management processor for supporting more senior staff on a larger project.

At this level the incumbent will be expected to work independently on routine aspects of the activity, and under guidance and supervision in more complex situations.

They would have a level of knowledge in one or more areas of project management practice and be expected to apply in routine circumstances and to seek and follow guidance on their adaptation and application in more complex circumstances.

The role holder may be required to carry out additional or alternative tasks from time to time, subject to holding the appropriate qualifications

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Intermediate project reporting

Intermediate project scheduling

Intermediate problem solving, based on previous experience and knowledge

Administration and general office skills including spreadsheets/Microsoft packages

Develop a knowledge of business processes and procedures

Attend on the job training as appropriate (typically year 5 of a PM Apprenticeship or the Graduate Development Framework)

KPM Performance Management and Reporting

KPM Performance modelling & Risk Management

Acceptance Management

OC ENG PM Support

Flt Ops PM Support

Maintenance PM Support:

BSM modelling


GFx and Liaison interface:

Commercial support:

GFx Cost & Risk:

Bay Stand up

Capability insertion

Mxt CSR inputs

Simulator CSR inputs

FSR contract management

Qualifications/Functional Knowledge

Functional Knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of PM processes, procedures and systems

Knowledge and understanding of his or her project

Project Management experience demonstrated in a professional role within a project

Good understanding of one or more Project Management tools techniques and practices

Knowledge of the business environment for project

Knowledge of project management governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews

Experience of working with stakeholders inside the company

Ability to find and adopt best practice

Knowledge acquired through job related training and considerable on the job experience, generally non-theoretical skills

Business Expertise

Understanding of project, its markets, customer, strategic priorities and culture

Some understanding of the wider project management environment, and of developments and practices in the field

Some understanding of the structure, organisation, processes and culture of the project, so as to be able to support implementation of appropriate Project Management approaches

A good understanding of how team integrates with other teams in order to achieve objectives

Business acumen that goes beyond immediate team


Role typically requires a university degree, or an extensive amount of practical knowledge gained through experience


Accountable as a member of the project management team for supporting development and implementation of appropriately tailored Project Management practices

Accountable for ensuring one or more aspects of Project Management practices in the project are suitable for purpose

No staff supervisory responsibilities

Problem Solving

Applies problem solving techniques to routine situations or situations of moderate complexity under supervision, in the field of Project Management, taking requirements and data from internal (capability) sources and external (customer, competitor and academic) areas

Gathers information. Supports development of solutions and of implementation approaches

Problem solving most likely to apply in an existing business environment

Ability to make judgements on analysis of factual information

The role requires an individual to make sound judgements based on previous experience

Nature of Impact

Limited indirect impact on the project IBP

Impact in terms of providing services/information on matters that assist others in controlling or making decisions

Work is within standardised procedures and practices, accuracy of tasks is impactful.

Area of Impact

Minor potential impacts only indirectly on the IBP of the project, having responsibility for the effectiveness of some aspects of the Project Management processes

Interpersonal Skills

Needs to work effectively in a team

Needs to take responsibility for own performance and development

Job involves regular exchange of information and occasional handling of awkward contacts

Communication is a key aspect of the job

Good level of English, written & verbal

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.

All suitable applicants will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail.