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Project Engineer - Hawk Entry Into Service

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

The Hawk Entry into Service Project Engineer will have an aerospace/defence engineering background and will manage a small project, or a part of a larger, more complex project, (such as a particular work package), or will support a project manager or head of project with aspects of managing a larger project/programme. The role may be that of a Control Account Manager with specific responsibilities for the performance of particular Control Accounts as part of the project's control regime. The role reports to a Project Manager.

At this level the incumbent will lead a team of professional staff, being responsible for managing their delivery and performance and providing appraisal and support to their development.

They would have a level of specialist knowledge in one or more areas of project management practice, and be expected to be able to adapt and apply these practices in different circumstances, to develop these practices and to guide and instruct others in their application.

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:

Advanced project reporting

Advanced project scheduling

Advanced problem solving, based on previous experience and knowledge

Advanced administration and general office skills including spreadsheets / Microsoft packages

Lead projects or work packages

Deputise for the Project Manager, as appropriate

Qualifications/Functional Knowledge

Functional Knowledge

Broad knowledge and understanding of the line of business or project

Project Management experience demonstrated in a professional role within a significant business or project

Extensive, expert level understanding of a range of Project Management tools techniques and practices

Good knowledge of the Project Management capability landscape including with Professional institutions

Good understanding of the business environment for line of business or project

Good knowledge and experience of Project Management governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews and as Assessor at LCM reviews

Experience of influencing stakeholders both inside and outside the company

Ability to influence internal stakeholders to achieve business success

Ability to capture, evaluate and share best practice

Job requires professional knowledge gained through comprehensive work experience which enables job holder to apply specialist skills to ensure essential procedures are followed and to help define the standards around which others will operate

Business Expertise

Good understanding of line of business or project, its markets, customers, strategic priorities and culture

Previous membership in a supervisory role

Experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with internal and external stakeholders

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

Good understanding of the structure, organisation, processes and culture of line of business or project, so as to be able to implement project management approaches

Qualifications

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

Leadership

Accountable as a member of the line of business or project management team for development and implementation of appropriately tailored practices

Accountable for ensuring service aspects of Project Management practices in line of business or project meet the requirements of Operational Framework

Role holder will typically have leadership responsibility for a small team

Responsible for training members of the team, monitoring their quality of work and contributing to pay decisions

Guides others in application of project management techniques

Problem Solving

Accountable as a member of the line of business or project management team for development and implementation of appropriately tailored practices

Accountable for ensuring service aspects of Project Management practices in line of business or project meet the requirements of Operational Framework

Role holder will typically have leadership responsibility for a small team

Responsible for training members of the team, monitoring their quality of work and contributing to pay decisions

Guides others in application of project management techniques

Nature of Impact

Potential indirect impact on the line of business or project IBP

Direct impact on performance of local team

Potential indirect impact on reputation and growth of business, through the effectiveness of its Project Management practices

Supports implementation of strategy for Project Management development in line of business or project

Contributes to development of project management strategy for business unit or line of business

Controls budget and resources for local team

Impact on business by influencing decisions through advice and counsel

No responsibility for financial or resource planning for area that is wider than local team.

Area of Impact

Impacts indirectly on the IBP of the line of business or project, having responsibility for the responsibility of some aspects of the Project Management processes

Interpersonal Skills

Diplomacy skills required in order to work across business boundaries to achieve optimum solutions

Will need to participate in negotiations and influence operational managers primarily internally at all levels

Needs to influence and motivate local team

Communication exchange can be complex and could involve sensitive information (for example, the potential impact of milestone achievement on customer payments)

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.