Portfolio Chief Delivery Engineer

02 Nov 2017
11 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity
  • A very high profile position, providing an unparalleled broad strategic view of what the company delivery challenges are and where it needs to change for the future. There are many challenges to the role and working with senior stakeholders (CEs) means adapting influencing styles and dealing with ambiguity are paramount. This role would suit someone who is looking to broaden themselves for a couple of years looking to then move to a senior engineering role.

The Role
  • Working closely with the project engineering teams, to ensure that where opportunities to deliver, the £1.2Bn savings required under the Portfolio Management Agreement are acted upon and followed through in terms of Commonality and M&R. This will be to ensure the focused interface between the projects is actively worked and encouraged.
  • Managing the interactions between the projects to ensure issues are identified and addressed at the appropriate level. E.g. if a project finds difficulty in using specific equipment available from another project, the role is to help in technically managing the interface between projects to ensure the issue is resolved in the most cost effective way.
  • Identifying new opportunities for Modularity and Re-use within the portfolio . Any changes need to be justified via the appropriate business case. Your role would be to champion these cases within the business to drive the portfolio forward.
  • Improving engineering methods, tools and processes to increase our ability to re-use in a more efficient way.
  • As someone external to the project and portfolio you will have the opportunity to ask and challenge what may seem to be very obvious, but has not been challenged before.

What’s in it for you?
  • Significant knowledge and experience of MBDA’s approach to Weapon-system and or Missile development
  • The opportunity to really own issues and develop a real desire to improve / challenge the status-quo.
  • Strong leadership, with influencing and problem solving skills
  • Great step towards a senior Engineering role

What’s great about the team?
  • The Portfolio team provides a leading role in changing the way MBDA develops and delivers our Products in a joint environment with MoD, seeking to provide greater levels of Capability within the UK budget, with increased UK Sovereign control and better Value for Money than our competitors can achieve.
  • If you want to be part of improving and transforming MBDA to deliver innovative, export-ready and unmatched capability-per-pound products, do not miss this opportunity.
What are we looking for?
  • Experienced engineer with broad experience of CW technologies and systems thinking
  • Knowledge and experience of missile systems business and industry
  • Customer relationship experience
  • Ability to analyse complex, incomplete and inconsistent data
  • Very good interpersonal skills and influencing skills
  • Ability to work and manage in a complex, multi-faceted environment, both within MBDA and jointly with MoD.
  • Strategic thinker

What would you get
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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