Project Engineering Lead / Manager

Recruiter
Ceema Technology Recruitment
Location
Luton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Aug 2019
Closes
04 Sep 2019
Ref
1233809291
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our market leading, multi-national client based in Luton is looking for a Project Engineering Lead / Manager on a permanent basis. This lead role will be primarily focused on engineering development activities for Integrated Defensive Aids System (IDAS) programmes, providing management, technical direction and leadership within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) in conjunction with the Chief Engineer.
The role will also be required to support business winning opportunities for development projects, and will be responsible for the Engineering technical solution, schedule and budget, engineering milestone adherence. The PEL will be working closely with the Customer/End User and internal stakeholders to agree the optimal technical solution and manage the Engineering deliverables.
The successful candidate 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 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 Engineering functions and the Manufacturing and Supply chain.
*Candidate concept solutions including the results of any de-risk 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, and 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, as well as 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, as well as identify technical risks and mitigation strategies
*Ensuring effective implementation of the company's Lifecycle Management, including Design & Gate Reviews and Processes, to:
*Agree qualification & acceptance criteria and design certification
*Validating and Meeting Targets for Development of Design Maturity
*Be responsible for all engineering aspects of the monthly Project Performance Reviews
*Personally coach and mentor other engineers - principally those in a similar career path
*Work with Engineering Function management to ensure a capable and resourced team is deployed to execute the work packages, and ensure compliance with Regulatory and Safety Standards.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
*Degree qualified (or equivalent)
*Good schedule and budget control, and commercially aware
*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 Electronic Warfare Sensor and Effector systems being desirable

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