Programme Engineering Manager - Availability

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
South Wales
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Summary of role
Reporting directly to the Deputy Head of Engineering the Programme Engineering Manager will be responsible for aircraft availability, which includes all of the in-service elements of the aircraft programme.
This role will operate closely multiple functional areas, Customer and their Stakeholders and manage the Engineering team including; Coordinating Design Organisation (CDO) Support Engineer, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) team, Technical Publications team, Configuration Management, Airworthiness and senior technical leads to ensure successful, continued operation of the Shadow fleet of aircraft. The role will also involve some line management responsibilities.
This role will initially focus on the Shadow fleet of aircraft but the role is expected to evolve and grow to include future Tactical and Strategic bids.
Main Duties:
Coordinate and lead the in service element of a Tactical aircraft contract.
Ensure the team to deliver the AISR programmes to their best conclusion.
Work with Customer and their Stakeholders to agree tasking and ensure Airborne Engineer team performs activities to support on-going operations with agreed plans.
Establish common and coherent practices and leadership on all Engineering aspects of the in service contract.
With potential future growth of the role to support new programme start-ups and bids including the potential to work on other AISR programmes with colleagues at different RTN facilities.
Responsibilities include:
Generation of the Engineering development plan and then execute against Raytheon's standards and aligned to the overall Programme's needs from early bid phase through to final delivery.
Work package management including planning, tracking and reporting of key performance indicators for the work to be performed, working collaboratively with the Programme Manager and rest of the Programme Team.
Line management of a multi-disciplined (electronics, mechanical, software, systems and design authorities), including resource planning, performance management, goal setting, appraisals, reward, recognition and timesheets.
Management of the various baselines for the Engineering work packages, including Requirements and Design baselines, and associated configuration management.
Close liaison with Design Authority to ensure technical integrity of programmes
Ensure programme adherence to challenging schedules and costs, using Earned Value techniques.
Risk Management for all Engineering deliverables, including effective mitigations and monitoring to reduction of risk or closure.
Ensure all phases of the engineering lifecycle are subject to Peer Reviews and Gate Reviews in accordance with the development plan and that problems and issues are resolved in a timely and effective manner
Ensure all documentation, specifications and deliverables are completed in accordance with the programme delivery milestones, including correct Design Certifications are achieved.
External technical point of contact and liaison for key customer organisations, management of programme's contractors & sub-contractors.
Establishing and implementing the process improvement across engineering and the business as agreed with the Heads of Business and Heads of Function using and sponsoring Six Sigma
Supporting Business Development in their roles of securing new business and setting strategy for the business.
Candidate Requirements:
Proven technical expertise and management on aviation programmes and knowledge and experience of other related disciplines.
Understanding of Programme Management and scheduling.
Experience and knowledge of managing and motivating a group of engineers with varying and diverse skill sets.
Working experience of civil and/or military airworthiness design and maintenance regulations.
Ability to work closely with others in a small team in high pressure environments.
Excellent time management, organisation and prioritisation skills.
Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance with the potential of progressing to DV clearance should this be required (Raytheon UK will sponsor as required).
Experience with airborne mission systems.
Proven record of successfully supporting and delivering Aircraft programmes.
Clear understanding of financial management and impacts on programmes.
A high level of competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Flexibility to travel / work extended hours to support meetings.
Degree in Aeronautical Engineering or a Numerate Subject desirable but not essential.
APMP or Prince 2 useful but not essential.
Typical Experience:
We are looking for someone from an Engineering background, preferably witrhin an aeronautical or highly regulated environment, a line or functional manager looking to advance in their career or someone with experience of through life engineering from concept to disposal. A military, government or military avionics systems, Information Technology and Information Security "best practice" background would be beneficial.
Commodity and / or platform knowledge
Understanding of technical requirements

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