Project Engineering Manager

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Project Engineering Manager (PEM) is required to manage Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative (FCAS TI) programmes in line with the programme technical, schedule and cost requirements. The role will be formally based out of Southampton but will include management of a cross site Engineering Team based at key sites including Southampton, Filton and Luton. There will also be travel to other UK sites (such as Edinburgh) and also to other UK & European Partner sites.

This role will be primarily focused on contract delivery and ensuring the Engineering development activities are well managed and kept on track (budget & schedule). In addition the PEM will provide Engineering Management, technical direction and strategic leadership in conjunction with the Chief Engineer (based at Southampton); this is to ensure the programmes are delivered in conjunction with the key technical and strategic requirements. It will also need someone with experience in strategic thinking and management in a challenging operating environment.

The PEM will be responsible to define the optimal technical solution and manage the Engineering deliverables. They will also be responsible to ensure that the Engineering aspects of the project is delivered in accordance with Company Life Cycle Management process, company and legislative standards and be responsible for the planning and managing the maturity design reviews. This role will also include working with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure Engineering progression is in line with the key requirements.

Key Responsibility Areas

To promote a collaborative IPT approach throughout the project lifecycle and facilitating compliant cost, schedule and technical solutions by working effectively with all internal and external stakeholders.
Strategic Management and direction in the face of uncertainty

Work with the wider FCAS TI to deliver:
The design solution, ensuring it maximises the re-use of existing 'resources', is producible, robust and works in its environment, i.e. is fit for purpose
Management of multi-disciplined Engineering teams, ensuring that roles within the teams are clearly defined and support growth of engineering team in terms of headcount and skill / knowledge
Establish and maintain good lines of communication across the Engineering IPT and upwards to the IPT lead / customer base
Management of the Engineering technical quality, schedule and budget
Control project configuration and change management
Identifying technical risks and mitigation strategies
Ensure that the design rationale is documented
Ensuring effective implementation of the company's Lifecycle
Management, including Design & Gate Reviews and Processes, to: Agree qualification & acceptance criteria and design certification as required
Validating and meeting targets for development of design maturity
Be responsible for all Engineering aspects of the monthly Project Performance Reviews (PPRs)
Ensuring compliance with Regulatory and Safety Standards
Personally coach and mentor other Engineers - principally those in a similar career path

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Degree qualified or equivalent
Good collaboration skills
Pragmatic decision making
Good problem solving ability
Good schedule and budget control
Good written and verbal communication skills
Commercially awareness
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, across multiple sites
Strong leadership competency but also can demonstrate team working skills
Knowledge of Engineering lifecycle and business process
Good understanding of EW
Good understanding of Systems, Software and Hardware

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