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Project Engineering Manager

There is requirement to further develop a high performance culture within Naval to realise the growth potential that exists. The Naval business has many technologies deployed across various platforms, and as such are seen as a systems design and integration for our customers, aiding them in finding the best solution for their requirements.

With all of this, the opportunity to be involved as a Project Engineering Manager represents a chance to be at the heart of a diverse range of technologies and exciting projects across the full engineering lifecycle.

The Project Engineering Manager ensures the delivery of the overall Engineering solution that is compliant with Customer, Contractual, Statutory & Regulatory and Company requirements and that all engineering activities are effectively planned and managed from a performance, schedule and cost perspective. Project Engineering Managers are responsible for the total engineering activity undertaken on a project or portfolio of projects and so manage cross-disciplined engineering teams.

Reporting to a Project Engineering Manager, the Project Engineering Manager contributes to the monthly engineering governance cycle through preparation of engineering status reports. Project Engineering Managers build strong relationships with Engineering Functional Leads to ensure company-engineering frameworks and processes are followed. Project Engineering Managers may also have a team of engineers reporting directly to them. Project Engineering Managers play a key role in business winning activities, coordinating the collection of engineering costs, preparation of engineering plans and holding engineering bid reviews.

The role requires a candidate who is self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic, with strong leadership and communication skills. The ability to foster and develop effective working relationships is key to ensure engineers perform to the levels required of the projects. A strong commercial and business awareness is also essential to ensure that the engineering effort can be managed in the correct context for each given project.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Project Engineering Managers are responsible for the management of multi-disciplined engineering teams across multiple projects. Working closely with Project Managers, they are responsible for delivery of the overall engineering output against time, cost and performance budgets.
  • Project Engineering Managers are responsible for generating clear and relevant engineering plans, establishing key milestones and identifying risks, opportunities and inter-dependencies.
  • Project Engineering Managers are responsible for reviewing the current engineering positions on projects, and adapting plans as required to mitigate risks to either cost, schedule or performance budgets.
  • Project Engineering Managers are responsible for preparation and communication of monthly engineering status reports for each of their assigned projects into their line manager, the Head of Engineering Projects.
  • Project Engineering Managers are responsible for the coordination of engineering input into bids as part of the business winning process.
  • This role sits on the multi-functional management team of the Naval business area, representing engineering on that team at weekly and monthly progress and reporting meetings.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

The following skills and experience are required:

  • Educated to a degree level in an engineering-related subject (essential)
  • Previous experience of managing and/or leading multi-disciplined engineering teams (essential)
  • Strong understanding and proven track record of engineering lifecycles and processes (essential)
  • Strong understanding of creation and monitoring of work breakdown structures, engineering plans, risk management and costs (essential)
  • A strong understanding and experience of systems integration and testing (desirable)
  • Experience of working within the defence industry (desirable)

Intrinsic Factors

The candidate must have demonstrable relevant experience and proven success in their previous roles.

The candidate must have well-rounded engineering experience in all phases of the design lifecycle, and must have previous exposure to all aspects of engineering planning.

Project Engineering Manager

Southampton, UK
Full time

Published on 9 Jun 2023

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