Configuration Manager

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Jack Pleon

My Client is looking for an Configuration Manager to join them at their Bedfordshire location. As the company looks to grow its UK business over the next five years, it sees new opportunities to partner with the UK government to meet the country's global defence and security needs.

Working Hours
Week 1 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri 8.30am - 4.00pm
Week 2 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri Day off
Lunch break 30 mins each day

My client has become known as a leading UK defence engineering company, delivering on a broad range of contracts for the MoD, prime contractors across the wider UK market and international defence ministries.

Specific Job Description

Working in a Manufacturing environment and reporting into the Operations Engineering Manager. This role shall be responsible for maintaining configuration control of Hardware/Software/Firmware manufactured on site for one or more Programmes within the organisation. Maybe required to travel to offsite locations.

Tasks shall include but is not limited to the following;

  • Tracking the configuration of the as built standard of a manufactured assembly in accordance with command media and contractual requirements.
  • Tasking responsibility for a small team of Configuration Engineers
  • Ensures the timely creation of an As-Built Records
  • Taking ownership for the generation of End Item Data Packs.
  • Ensures robust controls are in place within the Manufacturing Business System (SAP) to ensure configuration control of manufactured parts is appropriate.
  • SME for the control of Manufacturing Process Change in accordance with command media.
  • Maintains and reports Key Performance Indicators with respect to Manufacturing Configuration
  • Maybe required to support Product Configuration Audits (PCA)

In addition, the Configuration Manager shall also have responsibility for ensuring all configuration controlled documents produced within the Manufacturing organisation are suitably controlled and are in accordance with defined standards.

Required skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of Configuration Control processes.
  • Experience of leading small teams to ensure robust configuration controls are maintained.
  • Ability to take ownership of these principles across multiple Programmes.
  • Tenacious individual who can govern configuration control principles in challenging Programme environments.
  • Has the ability to interact and challenge individuals at all levels ensuring robust configuration control
  • Is familiar with document types utilised to define and document a Manufacturing process
  • Has experience in defining and governing document standards

Desired skills:

  • Experience of SAP / Windchill experience / knowledge is highly desirable


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