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Project Engineering Lead

Project Engineering Lead




Carey-Ann Gee

01923 224481

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Project Engineering Lead

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Engineering Lead (PEL) whose primary role is to support the Project Engineering Manager (PEM) during the final integration, commissioning and acceptance phase of a complex upgrade programme, with a view to potentially taking on the engineering management role during the warranty support phase.

Job Description

In addition to ensuring that the Engineering programme is planned and managed effectively on a day-to-day basis, the successful candidate will be required to:

Undertake system engineering tasks, including build state verification, physical configuration audits and as-built drawing verification at the SATCOM ground station sites across Europe.
Ideally the candidate should have broad engineering experience of SATCOM ground station design/implementation, allowing them to supplement the existing engineering team in the resolution of technical issues.

Key Responsibilities for the Project Engineering Lead include:

Under the direction of the PEM, manage the delivery of the overall engineering solution to time, cost and performance.
Develop and implement the overall engineering plan, monitoring key development and delivery milestones with associated interdependencies.
Collate and validate effort and schedule estimates, identifying forward load requirements.
Manage compliance of the design solution against the overall customer requirement.
Work with the System Design Authority (SDA) and Systems Engineering team to resolve technical or programme conflicts.
Ensure that corrective and preventative action is taken to address any non-conformance.
Evaluate, mitigate and manage engineering risks and identify any opportunities.
Manage the review and update of large volumes of documentation and drawings, much of which will be produced by third party suppliers
Actively participate in the management of change, including supporting the PEM and SDA to evaluate the cost and schedule impact of any technical and programmatic changes
Participate in, and in some cases lead system engineering tasks, including build state verification, physical configuration audits and as-built drawing verification. This may involve collaboration with the Customer, colleagues from other business units and third party subcontractors.
Support Procurement in make and buy decisions.
Participate in Contract Status Reviews, Design Reviews and Progress Reviews and ensure that appropriate actions are placed, recorded and driven to closure.

Essential for the Project Engineering Lead:

Proven track record of delivery in complex projects
Well-rounded engineering experience in all phases of the lifecycle across several projects or programmes
Experience of customer/supplier relations
Project management, in the context of an Engineering Manager
Significant experience in all aspects of engineering task planning
Large system information management


Large system configuration audits & inventory management
Practical, hands-on experience of satellite communications equipment integration
Experience of support systems including power distribution, HVAC, fire protection & security systems
People management of multi-discipline engineers
In-service support
Typically degree qualified in an appropriate engineering discipline.
Typically meets the requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer & be an active member of a relevant Professional Body.
Verifiable evidence of experience in the above responsibilities.
The successful candidate will be a Completer/Finisher, able to maintain high standards of document control & Configuration Management

Please be aware this role requires Security Clearance, for this reason in this instance I am unable to consider anyone with visa constraints.

Please send all Project Engineering Lead applications to Carey Gee.

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