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Engineering Manager

Accountabilities 

  • Successful delivery of the engineering content of assigned projects (portfolio) from bid to project execution and close out, ensuring the required quality standards are met first time and the best achievable contract profit and schedule are realised, while remaining cognisant of emerging risks and contract change. 
  • Plan and implement engineering assurance activities to verify and validate designs against project requirements, applicable legislation, and conventional and nuclear safety.  
  • Ensure engineering delivery is compliant with the company’s processes and procedures (or Client procedures where applicable). 
  • Deliver opportunities through the robust challenge of processes and procedures to drive the cycle of continuous improvement to achieve ‘Excellence in Engineering’. 
  • Ensure engineering content of assigned projects is appropriately resourced with suitably qualified and experienced people. Identify gaps in resource requirements and competencies to establish and implement personnel development plans, recruitment activities or subcontract works. 

Specific Areas of Responsibility 

  • Bid Support – Provide support to the Commercial Portfolio in the production of tender proposals, including tender reviews, basis of offer, engineering estimates and schedules. 
  • Lifecycle Delivery – Liaise with other business functions to ensure manufacturability, constructability, quality and procurement is integrated into the engineering design process and to allow forward planning activities to be undertaken. Provide support to other Portfolios and act as the point of contact for engineering support during procurement, manufacture, assembly, testing, installation and commissioning. 
  • Requirements Management – Ensure engineering requirements are identified, traceable, assessed and agreed to meet Client specifications, establishing a clear baseline to allow identification, communication and control of contract change.  Undertake verification and validation activities, recording evidence to ensure that a product, service or system meets the requirements and satisfies its intended purpose.  
  • Interface Management – Ensure engineering interfaces are identified and interdependencies and responsibilities across boundaries are controlled and communicated. 
  • Quality Management – Undertake quality planning and assurance to verify work is undertaken in accordance with applicable processes and procedures, achieving and maintaining quality of process, applications and systems. 
  • Risk Management – Ensure project and engineering risks are identified, assessed and controlled to eliminate or minimise threats, and maximise opportunities during project delivery. 
  • Change Management – Ensure a clear baseline (scope, cost and schedule) is established, understood and communicated to allow contract change to be identified, assessed, planned and implemented through a defined change control process. 
  • Stakeholder Management – Identify and establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders, understanding and anticipating their needs, expectations and emotional drivers.  Ensure key stakeholders are managed, considering their levels of influence and prospects to develop future business opportunities. 
  • Competency Management – Support the identification of competencies and competency levels for defined engineering roles, ensuring they align with business objectives, operational needs and project requirements. Identify skills gaps and oversee the development and maintenance of employee competence through personnel development plans, training and continuous professional development. 
  • Performance Management – Monitor and assess performance of employees against their defined roles and responsibilities, engineering competencies and personnel development plans, ensuring expectations are clearly defined and providing feedback against achievement of results. 
  • Resource Management – Assess and identify engineering resource requirements for assigned projects and operational needs, allocating resources appropriate to their skills, experience and qualifications.  Manage and optimise resource utilisation to ensure effective project delivery and management of non-chargeable hours.  Identify gaps in resource requirements, establishing and implementing recruitment plans and subcontract works. 
  • Configuration Management – Establish and maintain configuration management activities relating to the creation, maintenance, controlled change and quality control of configured items. 
  • Engineering Assurance – Establish and implement assurance activities at appropriate points in the engineering design process to ensure the design is verified and validated against its requirements, compliant with applicable legislation and controlled in accordance with company processes and procedures. 
  • Continuous Improvement – Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities to improve products, services or processes. Promote learning from experience (LFE) through timely non-conformance management, root cause analysis and close liaison and input into the Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). 
  • Problem Solving – Accurate identification, evidencing and escalation for approval in the resolution of significant technical issues that could impact on project delivery in terms of safety, quality, cost, time and risk.  
  • Schedules and Budgets – Support Project Portfolio Leads in the preparation and maintenance of project schedules, identifying engineering activities, budgets and resources to achieve project objectives.  Monitor and control activities and resources to avoid bottlenecks, conflicting demands and sequencing issues to enable effective realisation of project delivery through structured engagement with internal and external dependencies. 
  • Reporting – Support Project Portfolio Leads in the measurement and reporting of projects against cost, schedule, quality, safety and contract change to ensure effective delivery while maintaining contract profit.  Where variances are identified against the project baseline, establish and implement recovery strategies to mitigate or minimise impacts. 
  • Compliance – Ensure compliance with Client and workplace environmental, health and safety, and security processes. 
  • Line Management – Undertake line management activities for assigned employees, including performance management, communication of business and Portfolio initiatives and toolbox talks. 

Leadership 

  • Ensure our values and nuclear safety culture is positively role modelled and upheld, and effectively collaborate with other Portfolios to ensure the Business Pillars are embedded to achieve the business objectives: satisfy our clients, retain excellent people and return a profit to our shareholder. 
  • Actively lead engineering teams with focus on alignment to the business values, vision and mission statements with focus on: 
    • Creating a supportive and inclusive team environment. 
    • Building relationships, inspiring and motivating. 
    • Providing clear purpose and direction. 
    • Understanding and communicating measurable performance objectives. 
    • Listening to feedback and resolving problems and conflicts positively. 
    • Creating opportunities for autonomy and self-leadership. 
    • Empowering individuals to see their own potential and opportunity to grow within the business. 
    • Providing the right tools and guidelines to help people succeed. 
    • Being a positive influencer. 
    • Coaching and developing potential. 

Interdependent Relationships 

  • The Engineering Manager is dependent on the cooperation and support of a number of Portfolio and Functional Leads within the business and as such effective working relationships must be established and maintained with the following. 
    • Project Portfolio Leads 
    • Engineering Portfolio 
    • Assurance Portfolio 
    • Commercial Portfolio 
    • Manufacturing Portfolio 
    • Product Development Portfolio 
    • Quality Control 
    • Business Development 
    • Human Resources 

Reporting Relationships 

Reports to: Engineering Director 

Direct reports:

  • Line Management – assigned Engineers 
  • Project Delivery – Principal Engineers or Senior Engineers responsible for delivery of engineering content of assigned project or package within Engineering Managers project portfolio. 

Security clearance

If not already cleared, candidates should be willing to undertake appropriate level of clearance. If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please ensure you have read the full Job Description and Person Specification.

Location
Chorley
Reporting to
Engineering Director
Salary
Competitive
Contract
Full time

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