Project Engineering Lead

Recruiter
Leonardo
Location
Basildon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
1174087710
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Project Engineering Lead (PEL) is required to support Thermal Imaging Cameras projects within the Land C4ISR line of business. This lead role will be the primarily focused on engineering development activities, providing management, technical direction and leadership in conjunction with the Chief Engineering for the Cameras products and related projects. The PEL role may also be required to support business winning opportunities within the Cameras IPT for related development projects and export customers.

The PEL will be responsible for the Engineering technical solution, schedule and budget and engineering milestone adherence. The PEL will be working closely with the suppliers and internal stakeholders to agree the optimal technical solution and manage the Engineering deliverables.

The PEL will also be responsible for creating and owning the Engineering Management Plans and ensuring that the Engineering aspects of the projects are 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.

Key Responsibility Areas

To promote an IPT approach during Customer engagement and facilitate compliant cost, schedule and technical solutions by working effectively with all internal stakeholders including Capability management, the IPT lead, the Land C4ISR Projects PEMs, the Engineering functions and the Manufacturing and Supply chain.

Work with the Cameras IPT to deliver:
  • Candidate concept solutions including the results of any de-risking studies.
  • A design solution that 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.
  • Establish and maintain good lines of communication across the Engineering IPT and upwards to the IPT lead.
  • Management of the Engineering technical quality, schedule and budget.
  • Identifying technical risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Support the management of Suppliers and project Make or Buy decisions as required.
  • Managing upward reporting and management of Customer expectations in line with agreed solution.
  • Control project configuration and change management.
  • Ensure that the design rationale is documented.
  • Input to the Project Cost Review Board (PCRB) process for UPC management.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the company's Lifecycle Management, including Design & Gate Reviews and Processes, to agree qualification & acceptance criteria and design certification and to validate and meet targets for development of design maturity.
  • Be responsible for all engineering aspects of the monthly Project Performance Reviews.
  • Ensuring compliance with Regulatory and Safety Standards.
  • Work with Engineering Function management to ensure a capable and resourced team is deployed to execute the work packages.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent).
  • Good problem solving ability.
  • Good schedule and budget control.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership competency but also can demonstrate team working skills.
  • Knowledge of engineering lifecycle and business processes.
  • Good understanding of Optical systems with Thermal Imaging being desirable.
  • Good MS Project skills.
  • Commercially aware.

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