Head of Engineering Projects

Ref No. BHN532040
Location Bedfordshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Begin your career with Leonardo! A fantastic opportunity for a Head of Engineering Projects to join us on the most exciting projects in the UK Defence sector.



Position subject to Security Clearance and proof of 5-year UK residency

The Job

The Head of Engineering Projects (HoEP) leads the engineering delivery for the Combat Air sector of the Electronic Warfare business unit, and reports to the VP Engineering, working closely with the Sector VP and the Sector Chief Engineer. This person leads the engineering delivery community ensuring engineering activities within the sector are on schedule, at the budgeted cost and following company processes for effective Life Cycle Management and Quality.

The HoEP sets the engineering direction ensuring that the engineering priorities are clear and in line with the business priorities set out by the Sector VP. The HoEP has line management responsibilities for the all Project Engineering Managers (PEM) and Project Engineering Leads (PELs) where required, setting clear objectives on milestone adherence, ensuring delivery of work packages on budget, at the agreed cost and meeting engineering quality standards.

The HoEP is an integral member of the site Engineering Leadership Team helping development of our engineering teams and fostering a positive culture aligned with Leonardo's values.

What you will do:

  • Ensure the PEM and Project Engineering Lead (PEL) community are operating effectively in accordance with company processes
  • Ensure the resource forward load is accurate and representative of future needs. Identifying the need for additional vacancies and supporting functions with job description and interviews for new roles (Supported by functions)
  • Ensure all bids and projects follow appropriate and effective Life Cycle Management
  • Act as an independent Chair for other sector Engineering Life Cycle Reviews e.g. Engineering Baseline Reviews, Phase Review Assessor for Engineering Management Plans, Engineering Development Plans
  • Assess, understand and help to mitigate the engineering risks within the sector
  • Mentor, coach and develop the engineering teams actively providing career opportunities for engineers to grow and develop their skills and experiences
  • Identify key or critical resources and develop succession plans
  • Support the Sector VP in monthly Project Reviews, Demand Reviews, Supply Reviews and LoB Reviews
  • Ensure that people within IPTs are allocated appropriately to their skills, development needs and project requirements
  • Ensure that the Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People metrics are achieved
  • Effectively manage the engineering priorities within the sector and help resolve any conflicts within teams

What you will get:

  • Advanced Technology: You will have the ability to contribute to the development of market-leading technology and product development, providing advanced capability and protection to UK platforms.
  • EW Expertise: Leonardo has subject-matter experts with extensive and detailed knowledge of the EW domain, technology, performance, and operational capabilities - the learning potential is limitless!
  • Continuous Learning: Whether it's EW, engineering lifecycle processes, leadership, or personal development, you'll be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring.
  • Teamwork: You will work alongside like-minded professional engineers in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Connections: You will be joining an expansive team of around 7,000 people at six major sites across the UK.
  • EW Heritage: We are proud of our rich heritage in Electronic Warfare (EW), with 100 years of pioneering EW development. Today we're providing the latest advances in RF technology and enabling our customers to keep pace with an evolving EW environment.

What we are looking for:

  • Engineering or Scientific Degree (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Proven track record in engineering management across the entire life cycle
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proven schedule and budget control
  • Commercially aware
  • Excellent people manager
  • Effective stakeholder management

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience of the Defence Industry
  • Experience of military avionic products
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