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Configuration Manager Boats

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25 Oct 2021

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Configuration Manager Boats

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Configuration Manager Boats.

The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the responsibility for managing the configuration of products and boats that fall under Boats Sector projects.

Key Responsibilities

Lead Boats Sector overall approach to Configuration Management
Lead the culture change programmed required to operate effective configuration management for the benefit of the business (including operational delivery, commercial performance and winning new tenders), and its customers
Lead implementation of best practice, including creation and maintenance of appropriate IT systems and toolsets for use within Boats team
From nothing, create and maintain Configuration Management Plan for Boats Sector and satisfy annual LCM review requirements.
Mentor PM's, SDA's & PEMs to ensure Configuration Control is proactively managed, including defining and delivering training
Task management across every boat in portfolio (over 600)
Ensure the Boats sector operates configuration management in compliance with BAES product safety process, customer contracts and commercial considerations.
Lead BAE's attendance at customer and internal project meetings, including Configuration Control Boards
Managing priorities
Ensure that any changes to the requirements baseline are controlled in a defined and auditable manor. Produce information to be used in audits and assist auditors
Production of status reports, monitoring documentation and ensuring items progress through their lifecycle in line with project timescales.
Maintain the Build State of each deliverable and ensure that the SAP BSR records are changed appropriately & maintain a record of Engineering Changes and their status
Reviewing and approving Engineering Changes for completion and accuracy
Reviewing and distributing Problem Reports and tracking progress through regular reviews
Produce, maintain, and distribute the Master record Index
Maintaining the Build State of each delivered product - including review of customer supplied data
Creation and processing of changes
Maintain and review configuration governance of the project

Key skills & qualifications

Ability to lead the setting up and operation of the technical and administrative procedures and disciplines necessary for the configuration management of all projects across the Boats business.
Recognized as an expert in Configuration Management
Degree qualified, and at least HNC qualification (or equivalent) in relevant discipline or at least 5 years working in a CM or Change Control environment
At or working towards Ing status (or equivalent)
Very high degree of IT literacy, specifically CM systems and software
Highly Experienced knowledge of CM principles, processes, and standards, nationally and internationally.
Able to interpret contractual requirements into actionable
Microsoft SharePoint knowledge is desirable
Experienced in understanding and delivering customer requirements in a CFA environment would be beneficial
Excellent knowledge of Configuration processes and Good Practice when implementing changes in SAP.
Good knowledge of Engineering & Project Management processes
Good knowledge of BAE Systems Configuration Management
High level understanding of Company and Group processes with respect to CM and the delivery of Projects.
Good knowledge of customer expectations and contractual configuration requirements
Knowledge of legal, safety, reliability, risk, cost and timescale implications of Configuration Management and ensuring that all appropriate actions are taken in respect of new and legacy Configuration Requirements.
Able to represent BAE Systems at external bodies, conferences, and events.
Excellent Communication Skills - Verbal, Written, Electronic and able to communicate effectively from administrator level through to Director level
Must comply with the BAE Systems Code of Conduct
Experienced with SAP and SAP Product Data Management requirements
Experienced interfacing with engineers, management teams and external stakeholders.

What we're looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Working from Home During Covid

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £24.07 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy
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