Principal Configuration Engineer - Defence
Location : Luton
Our client is a leader in electronic and information technologies for Defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection, and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a high calibre Configuration engineer whose primary role is to manage delivery of Configuration engineering activities in a professional manner, and to provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to engineers.
Job Description and Skills
*To deliver Configuration engineering best practice and optimised Configuration engineering solutions into IPT's to meet requirements, at optimised cost.
*Provide technical guidance, leadership and technical direction.
*Development and coaching of engineers in terms of technical understanding, leadership, and simultaneous engineering within IPTs.
*Set standards for behaviours, technical leadership and quality of Configuration Engineering Management and Project Data Control.
*To provide Product Data and Configuration Management support across assigned projects in accordance with company processes to ensure that Configuration standard is maintained and applicable project milestones are achieved.
Key Responsibility Areas
*Planning, Identification, Change Management, Status Accounting and Configuration Audit.
*Point of contact for all Configuration Management on allocated aspects of the programme.
*Tool set specific Configuration Management (Team center PDM).
*Management of Delivery Milestones.
*Master Record Index.
*Manufacturing Data Packs.
*Change Board Management.
*As Built Records
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
*Excellent understanding of the 5 key elements of Configuration Management: Planning, Identification, Change Management, Status Accounting and Audit.
*Configuration Management experience in the Defence Industry
*Excellent Knowledge of Configuration Management DEF STAN 05-57.
*Knowledge of EIA-649-B and NATO STANAG 4159 an advantage.
*IT literate - Use of Excel, Word and a Product Management Tool essential, preferably Team centre and SAP.
*Meticulous Record Keeping
*Experience of Customer and Supplier Audit an advantage.
*Process Improvement experience/qualification (Lean Six Sigma etc.)
*Good communication skills.
*Technical leadership & motivation of others - get most from people through effective leadership & empowerment.
*Delegation -ability to effectively delegate tasks to appropriate people and provide required level of support. Regularly monitor progress to ensure successful delivery.
*Business Awareness - understanding of fundamental business principles, drivers and key customers.
*Display screen equipment user
*Occasional travel within the UK and Europe
*Tight Deadlines (regular or ad-hoc)
Offers will be dependent on the ability to gain suitable security clearance, in accordance with UK MOD requirements.
- Change Management
- NATO STANAG EIA-649-B
- DEF STAN 05-57
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