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Project Engineering Manager

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: Up to £71.16 per hour + Umbrella Rate per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Gemma Cummings
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 28 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82295_1712850508


Location: Portsmouth (Hybrid, 2-3 days onsite per week)

Duration: 12 Month Contract Initially

Rate: £71.16 per hour umbrella


  • First level of supervision where the incumbent has both technical and administrative responsibility for staff.
  • The role assists in delivery of projects to budget, schedule, scope and risk management
  • Has full technical responsibility for the results of the units effort and for the effectiveness of its overall integration with other units
  • Engineering Team Leaders tend to specialise in a discipline area (electrical, mechanical, etc.), or functionally according to type of product or process.
  • The Project Engineering Manager will be responsible for driving the engineering solution through its development, into build and then through qualification before delivery to the customer in a complex and rapid turnaround development contract.
  • Direct interaction with the customer is expected as well as the potential for travel overseas to support programme meetings or final customer integration activities.
  • The candidate will apply experience and knowledge to deliver against the project requirements to time, cost and quality. Also responsible for achieving it.

Core Duties:

  • Ensure the day to day management and performance/delivery for assigned projects, sub contracts, vendors and/or accounts.
  • Provides day-to-day supervision (administrative and technical) for a staff of engineers, design engineers or technician engineers within a unit of an engineering department
  • Carries both technical and administrative responsibility for staff
  • Carries full technical responsibility for the results of the unit's efforts and for the effectiveness of its overall integration with other units
  • Directs work assignments, scheduling, and reviews of work in progress.
  • Handles personnel actions including performance reviews, salary recommendations, and co-ordination of training and development.
  • Reviews technical feasibility of proposed solutions to engineering problems.
  • Personally helps solve particularly difficult technical problems.
  • Provide technical leadership.
  • The candidate will provide engineering expertise and direction to the Mine Counter Measures (MCM) multi-skilled Engineering team in driving forward the required development, build, test and qualification activities ensuring adherence to key Life Cycle Management and Design Maturity reviews.
  • The candidate will support technical discussions with external stakeholders (including the customer) and support other contract growth/bidding activities.
  • Support the management of Customer expectations

Key Skills / Experience:

  • Familiar with the defense industry or at least what to expect in terms of qualification/certification requirements.
  • Understanding of concepts and principals relating to an area within an engineering discipline.
  • Has experience and able to apply knowledge to a wide range of engineering issues within the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of how activities of own teams interrelates and interacts with other functional areas aligned to the same discipline and project
  • Understands in detail the technical specification aligned to the functional area of activity. Requires a limited understanding of the external environment
  • Manages cost & budgets, time, quality of work and motivation & utilisation of staff.
  • Provides expert advice and guidance to others within the same team or same discipline area.
  • Knowledge of product/system integration processes and principles.
  • Experience in managing a technical team. Can be mechanical, electrical or systems engineering.
  • Requires strong communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills. Typically communication will be internally focused but may include limited communication and interface with external contacts and customers.
  • Is required to influence, guide and convince others to adopt a particular course of action.
  • Requires ability to make judgements but is based on information provided and analysed by others.
  • Makes judgement based on previous experience.