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Engineering Manager - Sonars & CM vacancy in Loudwater (066jc)


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Location: Loudwater
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Engineering, Management
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
A part of a large Group, our Client is a UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence and Aerospace markets, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to their national and international customers.

They are currently seeking to recruit audacious and highly capable people to work on cutting edge technologies and inspire their up and coming team members to deliver best in class results.

At the Company you will:
• be part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
• have the opportunity to be involved in multiple domains and projects, throughout the engineering lifecycle
• work in a dynamic environment, with the ability to make significant personal impact
• have exposure to all functional and business areas, with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
• be in an environment where talent is recognised and promoted, independent of experience
• have the opportunity to work on exciting new product developments
• work for the dominant provider of UK surface ship Anti-Submarine Warfare solutions, with many related export opportunities

Purpose of Role
To provide Engineering oversight of a number of Sonar and Countermeasures projects within the Major Sonars Business Stream to ensure timely project delivery of compliant systems within the agreed budgets.
The Engineering Manager will work closely with the various Project Engineering Leads to ensure that the technical solution is sound, the engineering work is following process, the work is properly bounded with Work Packages, and there are sufficient resources deployed to meet the project timescales.
The Engineering Manager will represent the projects in a range of meetings with the wider stakeholders, including Resource Conflicts, Cross-Functional and Exceptions Reviews.
The Engineering Manager will also liaise closely with the Capability Managers and Business Leads in supporting bids and proposals relevant to the area by reviewing and approving the cost estimates and planning for their delivery.
Dependent on the project allocation and experience, the applicant may be able to take on the Project Engineering Lead of one or more projects or R&D tasks within the Business Stream.

Key Responsibilities
• Ensuring all projects have the appropriate level of Work Package Management applied, with regular review and reporting of progress against the Work Packages
• Supporting the Project Engineering Leads in the delivery of their projects by ensuring all aspects of the delivery are being considered and that company processes are being followed
• Ensuring there is a coherent strategy for the delivery of the various projects within the Business Stream
• Reviewing the risks across individual projects and the wider business area and ensuring suitable mitigation strategies are in place
• Supporting the Functional Leads and Project Engineering Leads in the allocation of appropriate resource, and for resolving resource conflicts within the Business Steam
• Ensuring that the Forward Load across the Business Stream is up-to-date and accurate for the current projects and future opportunities
• Early identification of project issues impacting compliance, schedule, milestones or costs, development of mitigation and/or recovery strategies and appropriate escalation to the Senior Management Team
• Ensuring Internal Research and Development work within the Business Stream is properly resourced, planned and conducted.
• Supporting the Project Engineering Leads in the development and delivery of design reviews
• Working with the Business Lead to present the position of the projects at Cross-Functional and Exceptions Reviews
• Supporting the Bid Manager and Capability Managers in the development and review of the cost books for future opportunities with the Business Stream
• Providing mentoring to the Project Engineering Leads

Skills, Qualification and Experience
• Experience of leading or overseeing complex projects
• Degree level (or equivalent) in engineering discipline
• Working knowledge of sonar desirable
• Used to dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and senior management
• Experience across the whole project lifecycle, from bids and proposals through to in-service support
• Ability to disseminate a wide range of technical information from subject matter experts
• Experience across a wide range of engineering disciplines, preferably in the defence sector

Personal Attributes
• Strong written and verbal skills
• Good time management and ability to switch efficiently from one task to another
• Able to present complex information to senior managers and customers in a clear and concise fashion
• Abele to travel within the UK and occasionally overseas
• Confident manner

Security clearance
• Due to the nature of work undertaken applicants will be required to meet security clearance to SC level.

Benefits
In return the Company offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days, a flexible Company benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs, competitive Pension scheme with Life Assurance, flexible start/finish times, a confidential Employee Support Helpline, free car parking.

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