Senior Configuration Engineer

Job Reference: BBBH72116

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Defence and Military
Stevenage, UK
£42 – £42 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is currently looking to recruit a Senior Configuration Engineer subcontractor on an initial 6 month contract. The role will be a hybrid position of 2-3 days in office, rest of the week remote.

Hourly Rate: £42ph Umbrella

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Job Description:

Supporting a dynamic team of 30 + Configuration specialists across multiple products, packages and life cycles in a multi-national environment.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Configuration Engineer is responsible for supporting the Configuration Manager of any given Project, including responsibility for the Product definition and/or Configuration Management of a minor project or major parts of a project. Tasks will require a level of initiative and require a high concern for order and quality to maintain the integrity of all elements which constitute the design of products.

Skillset/experience required:

  • Excellent Team Spirit and ability to work as part of a team and add value through contribution.
  • High level of knowledge regarding principles of Configuration Management and the application of these within and demanding yet professional engineering environment.
  • High concern for order and quality
  • Excellent Communication Skills – Verbal, Written, Electronic, across all levels
  • The ability to build rapport with stakeholders as well as positively promote the Configuration Management group through supportive and pro-active approach with internal customers.
  • Pro-active, flexible and enthusiastic
  • Ability to plan and deliver own workload.
  • Awareness of relevant internal and external customer requirements and standards.
  • High degree of IT literacy

  • Reflection of engineering input, through the engineering change process, into the design definition / structure, utilising the company PLM tool Windchill.
  • Managing, on behalf of project, the correct design definitions for potentially multiple product variants. Successfully implementing engineering changes against the appropriate instances.
  • Review of engineering changes for respective project to ensure business process is applied and approbation controls laid out by projects are adhered to. Acceptance or Rejection of changes as appropriate.
  • Provision of draft Configuration Management document updates to the project Configuration Manager ahead of the appropriate review period.
  • Comprehensive and timely preparation for Configuration Meetings. Provision of data to Configuration Manager and project team against agreed timescales ahead of associated meetings.
  • Ensure control of project design definitions are adhered to across the development, production and in-service phases to provide comprehensive status accounting information to customer
  • Working relationships with key stakeholders established. Focal point of contact for day-to-day activities with project and engineering teams
  • Support and guidance to project areas with regards to applicable Engineering Change methodologies appropriate to the product or equipment lifecycle. Engineering changes processes agreed, documented and in practice.

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