Configuration Management Lead

Configuration Management Lead
  • £46,000 - £67,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • New Malden, London, England, UK New Malden London GBR KT1 3PA
Job Ref: BBBH122380
Sector: Aerospace & Defence
Date Added: 18 January 2023

My client is a market leader in the defence sector and they are looking for a Configuration Management Lead.As a key member of the Engineering team, this role leads Configuration Management across the wider Defence Operating Unit across the UK. The focus is to provide Configuration Management Leadership to enable a small team to deliver across multiple programs within all areas of Defence.

Key Responsibilities* To ensure Configuration Management processes and plans are compliant to standards.* To identify and deliver training both internally and to all stakeholders.* To carry out internal and external auditing against process.* To identify tooling (Windchill/SAP) upgrades and manage licensing with vendors.* To ensure change management principles are applied to all controlled data.* To ensure configuration management and planning responsibilities are carried out during each lifecycle stage of any given program. (resourcing , funding and capability)* To identify capability requirements within the CM function and interview/ recruit when necessary.* To ensure Configuration Baselines are maintained as per standards and the requirements of any specific system.* To ensure product definitions are correctly identified.* To deliver configuration status accounting responsibilities such as metrics.* To chair configuration management meetings such as CCB's.* To identify transversal activities ensuring constant development.* To identify development objectives to all function employees.* To maintain a budget and deliver return on any investment.* To perform under pressure in Audits both external and internal.* To lobby stakeholders and sell the benefits of Configuration Management within an organisation.* To line manage, coach and develop the Configuration Management team, using all policies, processes and procedures around people management, compliance and governance

Person Specification* Demonstrated functional knowledge of hardware and software configuration management tools, best practices, and industry standards.* Demonstrated ability to influence and direct project teams on proper configuration control for major programs or multiple smaller programs.* Experience of PLM/MRP/ERP Tools such as Windchill and SAP.* Ability to think strategically about configuration management in support of engineering design and product support, and to lead process improvement projects to through to implementation.* Proven experience within Configuration management and leadership of a team.

Competency/Skill requirements * Adept at problem-solving, able to develop solutions to a variety of problems* Good attention to detail* Organised, adept at workload management and prioritising appropriately to meet deadlines* Flexible and responsive to changing priorities* Proactive team worker, equally self-motivated and able to work autonomously* Good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders* Proficient user of MS office* Competent in PowerPoint (and face-to-face presentation delivery - if required)* Fluent in written and spoken English* Strong customer focus* Engaging 'can do' attitude

Other requirements* Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities* Clearance requirements: Post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances where required

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17/02/2023 09:18:52
GBP 46000.00 67000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Adrian Weideman

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