Configuration Engineer

Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Configuration Engineer

Salary Range: £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefit package

Hours: 37.5-hour week

Location: Telford, Shropshire

Permanent role working for a leading defence/military design and manufacturing client.

A Configuration Engineer is required with knowledge and experience defining, implementing and manage the data configuration processes for several MOD programmes.

The Configuration Engineer will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of configuration management processes and procedures through their use as a practitioner. Preferably they will have experience of these processes and procedures in a military environment, with particular reference to Def Stan 05-57

Due to expansion this MOD/Defence client based in Telford, Shropshire requires a dynamic, leading Configuration Engineer on a permanent basis.

As a Configuration Engineer, you will be required to:
  • Lead configuration Management Plan and associated reports
  • Lead the Implementation of the configuration control system for one main MOD project
  • Administrate the change control process for the MOD build project
  • Conduct configuration audits to assure the processes are being followed
  • To be the primary internal auditor for CM under the direction of the Compliance Team:
    • Reporting on the CM process status to accommodate audits/assessments
    • Facilitate/host external auditors where required
    • Reporting non-compliances and observations to the Engineering Authority
    • Ensuring remedial actions are planned and completed
  • First Point of Contact for all matters relating to Configuration Management.
  • Generating and submitting CM related data into Mid-Term-Planning rounds; to identify and secure funding needs for all 'central' CM related activities - especially L&D
  • Support the review and triage of technical queries arising from the supply chain manufacturing operations department.
  • Completing BMS Changes when required
  • Develop, maintain and improve CM 'SQEPness' appropriate to meet business needs
  • Develop and deliver CM L&D material; especially as part of Engineering induction
  • Maintain a consistent set of CM BMS documentation and requested changes, ensuring appropriate authorisation and retention
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding to project senior engineers regarding the state of CM in their projects and recommending appropriate improvements where necessary
  • Provide CM advice, guidance and input into Bids and Proposals material
  • To remain current in role through participation of CM practice within projects nominated by the EA

The Configuration Engineer should have the following skills or experience:
  • Must be able to obtain security clearance.

  • Have or are working to become a certified CM Practitioner; qualified in at least one engineering discipline; demonstrable engineering experience at the specified grade; demonstrable ability to work almost autonomously to achieve established goals; demonstrable ability to work in small teams to deliver specified outcomes; demonstrable ability to be able to liaise and communicate with disparate parties in order to deliver specified outcomes.

  • Demonstrable engineering management experience in at least one delivery project; capability management experience;

  • Confident communicator - needs to deal with internal and external individuals from diverse engineering and non-engineering backgrounds
  • Attention to detail - needs to ensure clear configuration management standards are set for the project and that all individuals adhere to the set standards
  • Comfortable with new technology - able to adapt to new systems and ways of working

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with expert knowledge of Configuration Engineering within an MOD/Defence manufacturing company. In return for your experience, this Telford based defence specialist will offer you:
  • Full time permanent contract
  • 37.5 hour working week
  • £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefit package
  • Annual Company Bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days
  • Healthcare
  • Contribution pension

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Configuration Engineering within the manufacturing and defence field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Configuration Engineer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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