Principal Configuration Engineer

Principal Configuration Engineer

A unique opportunity to join a multinational company specialising in aerospace, defence and security

  • Configuration Management; Product Data Management; Requirements; Verification; Authoring

  • Southampton

  • Defence; Aerospace; Land; Naval; Engineering; Technology

  • Salary dependent on experience

Job Description

The role includes reviewing customer Configuration Management (CM) & Product Data Management (PDM) requirements; identifying applicable Technical, Physical and Procedural controls and defining associated requirements; authoring Configuration Management plans; conducting, documenting and managing configuration control boards where required and helping to develop and manage robust product design and build standard control.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Generation of Configuration Management Plans.

  • Managing CM related activates required by the company PDM system (Team Centre)

  • Definition of Configuration requirements derived from Customer requirements, Company requirements and emergent properties of the design.

  • Liaising with all areas of the business on project CM related issues.

  • Producing CM related metrics at project level to feed into CM at a functional level.

  • Chairing Configuration Control Board meetings.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Configuration Management and Planning: Highly skilled in the knowledge of CM Management & Planning activities.

  • Fully versed with the requirements of international CM & experienced in the development of such through interaction with customers, partners & suppliers

  • Configuration Identification: Highly knowledgeable in configuration identification arena. Able to establish & apply configuration identification activities. Capable of generating & communicating the project requirements in line with the project need

  • Configuration Change Management: Highly knowledgeable in configuration change management.

  • Able to represent CM and run a CCB to confirm the business impact of proposed changes, & at international CCB to present company decisions.

  • Capable of managing conflicts in business change decisions

  • Configuration Status Accounting: Knowledgeable in managing the CSA activities & understanding the importance and need for verifying requests for CSA reports.

  • Capable of defining & managing partner & subcontractor CSA information, analysing the information & supporting the production of metrics & KPI requirements

  • Configuration Verification & Audit

  • Not afraid to challenge IPTs& Senior Management on CM& PDM related issues

  • Able to acquire new technical knowledge on the job with strong multitasking skills

  • Excellent Communication & Presentation skills

  • Strong & pragmatic problem solving approach

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