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Engineering Team Leader

Expleo Engineering UK Limited
Closing date
9 Feb 2022

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Engineering Team Leader - Marine

Role Description:

Expleo have a requirement for an experienced Engineering Team Leader who will have responsibility for leading the engineering team to deliver within a Marine Defence project to a key client.

This is a challenging but rewarding role and the candidate must be able to demonstrate their experience, and proven capability, to manage a team to deliver project objectives.

The Engineering Team Leader will be based at the Expleo Preston offices and will report directly to the Business Manager.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who sets high standards in the service Expleo provide to our customers and understands the importance of getting results through a motivated and engaged workforce. The successful candidate will be able to challenge perceived constraints, take calculated risk and motivate their direct reports to adhere to a challenging delivery schedule.


* Manages the engineering team to ensure that all deliverables defined in the Statement of Work (SoW) are achieved in terms of time, cost and quality.

* Fully understand the Project contractual and legislative requirements and ensure these are clearly cascaded to the team.

* Integrates all the different technical functions of the project team to ensure that the technical requirements are met.

* Ensures resource capabilities and skill allocation are suitable for the project.

* Manage and control checking of deliverables.

* Manage continuous process improvement.

* Be the technical focal point of the team and build good working relationships with customers.

* In conjunction with the PM, hold regular meetings with project Team leaders and Team members as agreed at the start of the project to ensure that the project is on track.

* Supports Project Managers in planning activities and tracking progress against the plan and identifying and prioritising project dependencies.

* Provides input into Project Managers on additional scope and change impact.

* Provide technical governance to an engineering team and ensure the technical aspects of the project comply with the QMS.

* Ensures the Quality representative has RFT data, reviews the processed results and ensures corrective actions are communicated to team members.

* Supports Project Managers on continual risk assessments during the life of the project.

* Work with your team to identify, develop, test and deliver cost saving initiatives.

* Ensures Task initiation Forms are complete (technical, schedule and allocated hours) and distributed to the team members, where appropriate.

* Develop team members through new skills, adding responsibility and encouraging them to contribute to team activities.

* Develop all team members so they have an appreciation of the different functions that are involved in the delivery of the project.

* Create a positive and inclusive environment where people feel valued for the skills and knowledge that they bring to the team and build a team culture of shared events and rewarding behaviour.

* Conduct annual & mid-term appraisals and maintain constructive feedback throughout the year.

* Recommends training needs, to Head of Business & Chief Engineers, of individuals in support of the project.


* Experience of Marine design and standards.

* Experience in leading Engineering Teams to deliver complex multi-functional projects to tight deadlines.

* Strong Engineering background for the capabilities listed.

* Demonstrated experience in a customer facing engineering role.

* Marine Defence experience preferred.

Business Unit:

This role is working within the Marine Business Unit


Principal Engineer



Security & Nationality Restrictions

Recognising the secure nature of the work, suitable candidates will need to be UK Nationals only and capable of obtaining or hold a full SC
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