Senior Engineer - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Job Description:

Implement and facilitate the Type 26 through life Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, policy and supporting toolset. Assist the deployment and â€~policing’ of the PLM processes & controls in each lifecycle phase and enable measurement of the PLM system.

Take the lead in areas to develop processes and support the configuration of product information for the Type 26 Programme. This will include involvement in establishing strong configuration control processes, the audit & preparation of product information (including generating Product baselines) and developing product reporting solutions, including technical dashboards.

The role will also support the development and implementation of ship applicability capability for Type-26.
Key Technical Skills
• Have experience/knowledge of the key toolsets used across the project to implement Configuration/PLM particularly PTC’s Windchill, SENER’s FORAN and AVEVA ERM.
• Experience of theory and delivery of PLM and/or Configuration Management disciplines Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Understanding of data/information relationships and the ability to apply this understanding pragmatically.
Core Duties (Key Day to Day Tasks, ideally 10 â€" 12 points)
Major Tasks/Activities
• Type-26 Product Lifecycle Management: Contribute to the overall co-ordination of Type 26 Lifecycle Product Lifecycle Management. Deploy appropriate processes and controls (including training the team) for each phase of the product lifecycle and ensure required level of reporting is delivered for PLM stakeholders.
• Type-26 Through Life Data Management: Contribute by leading scoped elements in the execution of through life data management for the project (interfacing with the IM&T function)
• Ship Applicability: Assist and contribute to the implementation of a ship applicability solution for the Type-26 PDM/ERP interface

Key Outputs/Deliverables
• Contribute to the successful implementation of PLM processes and controls, through targeted development activity.
• Actively assure compliance of programme with Type 26 PLM Strategy and Policy.
• Support the generation of Type 26 Through Life Product Baselines, as required by programme
• Assist with the delivery of the Type 26 PLM dashboards and technical reporting.
• Contribute to the implementation of a multiple ship data management solution for Type-26 in terms of PDM/ERP

Budget Holder Responsibility (£): 0
Functional Knowledge (Requirements for knowledge of functional work and activities)

Business Expertise (Requirements of the job for knowledge and expertise about the business rather than the technical expertise)
• Understanding of complex products and their lifecycles.
• Appreciation and experience of the IT systems and applications used to design, build and support complex products.
• Understanding of the data generated for complex product development, and the required supporting tools and techniques.

Leadership (Requirements of the job for providing leadership and guidance to others)
• Ability to challenge and change the status quo where appropriate through incremental change.
• Effective in working with both direct and non-direct team members.
• Effective contributor to a team-based working environment.
Problem Solving (Breadth of mental skills required in order to perform the job)
• Self-motivated. Able to work autonomously and prioritise tasks towards overall objectives.
• Innovative. Able to think â€~outside the box’ and be creative in defining / implementing solutions that minimise project risk and maximise likelihood of success
Nature of Impact (Impact on business by detailing the overall responsibility associated with the job)
• Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure that Type 26 complies with applicable requirements, including generating supporting reports/statistics.
• Actively contribute to the strategic view for PLM and configuration management on Type 26 (and in partnership with the Integrated Product and Process Development Team) on topics that are relevant.
Area of Impact (Business area impacted Delivery/Functional)

Interpersonal Skills (type of people skills required to perform the job)
• Able to develop effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including those less familiar/knowledgeable in PLM.
• Proactive approach to the tasks required: activity will need to be broken down into a number of subtasks, each need to be appropriately managed to an effective conclusion.
• Able to exploit existing tools and processes with pragmatism.