Project Leader - Engineering Function (Human Factors & Operabil
Project Engineer (Human Factors/ Operability/ Naval Architecture/ Weights)
Would you like to play a pivotal role supporting engineering projects across Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
As a Project Engineer, you will be working within the Human Factors, Operability, Naval Architecture and Weights disciplines as part of the main Engineering function. You will own, develop and sustain capability plan(s) covering People, Process, Toolsets, Technology, Information and Facilities to ensure timely input to integrated business plans. Reporting status of delivery of such a plan to enable onward reporting including Submarines, Maritime and Corporate level functional reviews
This role will provide you with the opportunity to take control of and make a mark on a brand new role. You will help to determine the direction for this discipline for the whole business unit, across all programmes current and future, ensuring the engineering capability within your discipline is fit for purpose.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in capability management and will provide a good stepping stone into engineering leadership/project management roles in the future. You will also have a good amount of interaction with senior stakeholders, as well as the chance to influence change.
Your main responsibilities as a Project Engineer will involve:
- Understand the multiple programme demands for resource, identifying prioritisation decisions required to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals
- Ensure the continued technical and professional development of Human Factors, Operability, Naval Architecture and Weights engineers
- Manage the Professional Institution relationships in conjunction with the People Capability Team
- Chairing meetings and workshops to develop, improve and sustain processes
- Support delivery of governance (compliance) against Human Factors, Operability, Naval Architecture and Weights Engineering processes
- Support development and maintenance of a plan for specialist toolsets, in order to ensure are fit for purpose and as efficient as they can be
- Work with the Engineering Manager and stakeholders to establish a technology development plan for Human Factors, Operability, Naval Architecture and Weights Engineering
- Degree qualified within an appropriate engineering domain such as: human factors, ergonomics, naval architecture and weights engineering or structural engineering (or equivalent qualification or Royal Navy operator/submariner experience)
Your skills and qualifications as a Project Engineer:
Appreciation and generalist understanding of one of the following: naval architecture, marine structural engineering, weights engineering, human factors/ ergonomics or submariner background
Project leadership/capability management experience
Chartered or working towards
What we're looking for in you:
You must possess excellent communication skills, alongside influencing ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and to be able to implement improvements. You must also have good organisational skills to be able to effectively prioritise your workload.
Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Maritime - Submarines
Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.
Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.
We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
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