Engineering Project Manager
Would you like to be in a key role which contributes to the successful delivery of various projects whilst utilising the newest defence technology on the market?
As an Engineering Project Manager, you will be responsible for developing the strategy for and executing engineering projects following lifecycle management guidelines. You will ensure that projects are within budget; delivered on time by meeting all milestones and that projects are meeting all of our customer's requirements, whilst maintaining regular engagement with our customers throughout the process. This role may require some travelling abroad, usually no more than one week a quarter, to exciting destinations whom BAE Systems have close links with.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to grow within BAE Systems and progress within the organisation.
Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Project Manager will involve:
Developing, maintaining and executing an engineering development strategy for the project using the principles of incremental and agile development
Owning the engineering budgets, ensuring adherence to the schedule and reviewing the quality of the product designed; making sure it is fit for purpose and compliant with customer requirements
Taking the lead on the engineering risks and mitigation strategies
Developing and maintain the Engineering Management Plan describing all aspects of engineering work for the programme, including programme tailoring
Supporting the development of subcontracted items, developing and implementing a strategy to ensure they are successful
Owning the 'Design Fors' with focus on design for Life, including manufacturing, testing, reliability and maintainability
Leading and making technical decisions for the project, identifying and trading the various factors involved
Utilising Maturity Management to validate the correctness of work being produced by the team
Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Project Manager:
Demonstrable experience leading a team in at least one key Engineering discipline (ideally having performed a cross functional team leading role)
Technical knowledge of electronic systems
Demonstrable experience managing the costs for the engineering work within the allocated budget
Experience articulating engineering strategy and motivate teams to realise it
Demonstrable experience managing and mitigating risks utilising specific techniques for engineering projects
What we're looking for in you:
An adaptable/flexible individual who knows how to get things done
Have a solid engineering background
Knowledge/experience of project monitoring and control techniques
A natural curiosity to know more with the ability to gather data and organise it for action
Strong interpersonal skills, with a high EQ, with a genuine interest in people and their development
Confidence, with an inbuilt drive to succeed
Knowledge/experience of solving problems, preferably by employing formal techniques
Exceptional communication skills
The ability to build and maintain relationships with your team, the customer and various stakeholder groups
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation