Project Engineering Lead

Luton, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A Project Engineering Lead (PEL) is required to support BriteCloud projects within the EW Surveillance and Protection Technologies line of business. This lead role will be primarily focused on engineering development activities, providing management, technical direction and leadership in conjunction with the Chief Engineer for the BriteCloud product and related projects. The PEL role may also be required to support business winning opportunities within the RF ECM IPT for related development projects and export customers.

The PEL will be responsible for the Engineering technical solution, schedule and budget, 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 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.

Additional responsibilities will be to work in conjunction with the Capability and Marketing & Sales functions to plan, deliver to and support Customer demonstrations in the UK and overseas.

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 BriteCloud Development Projects PEM, the Engineering functions and the Manufacturing and Supply chain.
  • Work with the RF ECM IPT to:

o Generate candidate concept solutions including the results of any de-risk studies

o Deliver 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

o Manage multi-disciplined Engineering teams, ensuring that roles within the teams are clearly defined

o Establish and maintain good lines of communication across the Engineering IPT and upwards to the IPT lead

o Manage the Engineering technical quality, schedule and budget

o Identify technical risks and mitigation strategies

o Support the management of Suppliers and project Make or Buy decisions as required

o Manage upward reporting and management of Customer expectations in line with agreed solution

o Control project configuration and change management

o Ensure that the design rationale is documented

o Input to the Project Cost Review Board (PCRB) process for UPC management

o Work with the Capability function to plan Customer demonstrations.

o Working with manufacturing to deliver agreed solutions to trials, including arranging export clearances, support equipment and resources.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the company's Lifecycle Management, including Design & Gate Reviews and Processes, to:

o Agree qualification & acceptance criteria and design certification

o Validating and Meeting Targets for Development of Design Maturity

o Be responsible for all engineering aspects of the monthly Project Performance Reviews

o 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 process.
  • Good understanding of RF systems with ESM and ECM being desirable
  • Commercially aware

Additional Information

Some UK and overseas travel may be required for short periods in support of Supplier meetings, Customer meetings or demonstrations.

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