Principal Configuration Engineer

11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Configuration Engineer

They are largest inward investor in the UK defence sector and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD and are seeking a Principal Configuration Engineer to deliver Configuration engineering best practice and optimised Configuration engineering solutions into IPT's to meet requirements, at optimised cost.
The Luton site design and develop some of the company’s electronic warfare products which support and help protect airborne platforms from a range of RF-based threats. The site has strong connections with the local schools, colleges and universities to engage with Early Careers programmes, as well as promoting STEM events
Job Title: Principal Configuration Engineer
Location: Luton
Salary: £40,000 -- £45,000
Skills: Configuration Management, Change, Auditing, Defence, DEF STAN, NATO

Key Responsibility Areas

• Planning, Identification, Change Management, Status Accounting and Configuration Audit.
• Point of contact for all Configuration Management on allocated aspects of the programme.
• Tool set specific Configuration Management (Team centre PDM).
• Management of Delivery Milestones.
• Master Record Index.
• Manufacturing Data Packs.
• Change Board Management.
• CMP Maintenance.
• Change Control.
• As Built Records

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

• Excellent understanding of the 5 key elements of Configuration Management: Planning, Identification, Change Management, Status Accounting and Audit.
• Configuration Management experience in the Defence Industry
• Excellent Knowledge of Configuration Management DEF STAN 05-57.
• Knowledge of EIA-649-B and NATO STANAG 4159 an advantage.
• IT literate – Use of Excel, Word and a Product Management Tool essential, preferably Team centre and SAP.
• Meticulous Record Keeping
• Experience of Customer and Supplier Audit an advantage.
• Process Improvement experience/qualification (Lean Six Sigma etc.)
• Good communication skills.
• Technical leadership & motivation of others – get most from people through effective leadership & empowerment.
• Delegation –ability to effectively delegate tasks to appropriate people and provide required level of support. Regularly monitor progress to ensure successful delivery.
• Business Awareness – understanding of fundamental business principles, drivers and key customers

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