Engineering Optimisation Manager

Location: Loudwater, Buckinghamshire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: William Church

Engineering Manger


Engineering Manager needed for a multinational Defence organisation based in Buckinghamshire. Our client is looking to employ an experienced Engineering professional with an in-depth knowledge of multi-disciplinary engineering, possesses management experience, an understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle and ideally a defence background.

The successful Engineering Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • 25 day's holiday in addition to Bank Holidays
  • Non-contractual annual bonus based on company targets
  • Pension Plan
  • Car allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised canteen and gym on site
  • Life assurance
  • + many more

Some of the main duties of the Engineering Manager will include:

  • Identifying project resource requirements
  • Managing project mobilisation of engineering activities (including PV), including the definition of delivery strategies, definition of Work and Organisation Breakdown Structures, resource requirements and agreement of Workpackages, to enable a timely project start
  • Supporting the functional managers with creation of the correct project teams (from the functional matrix)
  • Planning and managing the engineering activities within their business stream, to align with the current and future needs of the company
  • Identification of all resources (people, tools and process) required to deliver the projects
  • Reviewing project development, delivery and acceptance strategies and schedules
  • Managing engineering development throughout the system lifecycle, on multiple projects
  • Working with Project Managers, PELs and Workpackage Managers to ensure all Work Packages have a complete, unambiguous and agreed baseline along with clear inputs, outputs, dependencies, risks and cost
  • Monitoring Workpackages within the business stream to ensure that they are correctly controlled.
  • Actively mitigating WP overruns through liaising with appropriate stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and assistance to all Project Managers that are delivering projects within their Business Stream
  • Carrying out project engineering activities as required
  • Ensuring there is suitable evaluation, mitigation and management of engineering risks
  • Ensuring engineering projects are managed in accordance with company process
  • Delivery of compliant, safe, traceable and repeatable engineering solutions
  • Reviewing the Project Manager Forward Load input
  • Oversight of project engineering leads
  • Coaching and mentoring of other engineers, specifically the PELs within the business stream
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers as required
  • Providing technical support for bids
  • Estimating engineering projects or tasks or approving estimates for bids or contract extensions
  • Liaising with the Capability Managers to advice on the future technical developments of products within the business stream.

What you need to be the successful Engineering Manager:

In order to be the successful Engineering Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

  • Be educated to Degree level
  • Experience of the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Management Experience
  • High-level communication skills
  • Ideally knowledge of radar and related electronic warfare systems

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Engineering Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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