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Engineering Manager

Weymouth, UK
Closing date
5 Nov 2020

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We are investigators, problem solvers, brilliant thinkers, relentless explorers, we are Ultra!

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in the development of our next generation of large Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Torpedo Defence (TD) systems for the Naval Market. Ultra has been highly successful in being down selected for a number of such large programmes for which key leadership roles are created.

As the Project Engineering Manager, you will

* Be responsible for all IADS engineering work packages; managing work package leads and the engineering team to ensure successful delivery of engineering activities, whilst maintaining appropriate quality of engineering outputs.

* Manage the planning and execution of IADS engineering activities, including the development of plans, procedures, work instructions and strategies for the mitigation of technical risk.

* Hold accountability for overall IADS engineering team performance in meeting schedule performance and achieving engineering milestones for the assigned scope-of-work.

* Work with other engineering/support stakeholders and discipline specialists (where necessary) to review engineering risk, and to develop respective mitigation strategies and contingency plans.

* Work closely with the IADS Programme Manager, Design Authority, System Architect and Software Project Engineering Lead to drive the resolution of technical, programme and/or resource problems and conflict.

Skills, Qualification and Experience as the Project Engineering Manager

* Experience of leading large interdisciplinary engineering teams to deliver complex systems.

* Experience in the defence domain and a working knowledge of sonar systems desirable.

* Experience across the whole project lifecycle.

* Autonomy in making day to day decisions regarding cost, schedule, efficiency, and quality of engineering project activities.

* Manage, motivate and support development of team members to ensure that they fulfil their roles and meet targets effectively and on a timely basis to agreed quality standards.

* The ability to influence others and direct them towards a goal without reliance on authority or position.

* Ability to disseminate a wide range of technical information from subject matter experts.

* Used to dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and senior management.

* Degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline.

* Chartered Professional Engineer (CEng) or equivalent.

Personal Attributes

* Good team player, with a proactive, collaborative approach and an ability to motivate others.

* Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

* Able to present complex information to senior managers and customers in a clear and concise fashion.


This role will require travel within the UK and overseas (India) on a regular basis.

Security clearance

Applicants will be required to meet SC level clearance
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