Technical Engineering Lead - Military / Defence

  • Location

    Sevenoaks, Kent

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £550 per day + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Emma Jane Jones

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Technical Engineering Lead - Military / Defence

Sevenoaks, Kent

3 Months

Daily Rate Negotiable

Role Purpose

My client is looking for an experienced Engineering Lead to deliver the technical elements of a Buildings and Equipment Infrastructure Programme at its site in Kent. This role requires whole lifecycle systems engineering experience and would benefit from an interest in HSE compliant storage and management of explosives as well as an interest in related chemical / physical diagnostic equipment such as installation of X-ray equipment.

This role is Full Time, based at Fort Halstead, with the potential to travel to Shoeburyness and other client sites

Key Accountabilities

1. Engineering delivery of fit-for-purpose working areas, compliant with HSE and regulatory requirements
2. Engineering delivery of infrastructure, equipment and facilities in line with programme needs
3. Transition of facilities and equipment to the end user, including defining safe working.
4. Engaging with external stakeholder communities, collating material, collating requirements, proposing solutions.
5. Documenting and delivering material required for facility certification and safe use.
6. Planning, leading and executing technical tasks from project initiation to close.
7. Anticipating and identifying risks, proposing mitigations and proactively monitoring.
8. Collaborating with other members of project teams in support of project goals, including professional programme management, suppliers, subcontractors, engineering and commercial teams.
9. Reporting back on customer business opportunities

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Infrastructure technical delivery via application of systems engineering principles
  • Experience across whole lifecycle: requirements, design, build, verification, acceptance, transition, release to service, disposal planning.
  • Experience of compliance, assurance, hazardous activity management and design certification, preferably relating to management of explosives, such as their handling, storage and chemical/physical diagnostic equipment.
  • Technical management of subcontractors in capital investment facilities and equipment projects.
  • Experience in engineering, scientific and technical management processes
  • Ability to manage complexity - eg, trade studies, down-select solutions, specify designs, interfaces and system performance
  • Work collaboratively with professional programme management, engineering and supply teams, co-operatively planning, communicating and delivering programme.
  • Work independently, lead with high performance and behaviours
  • Direct experience delivering an HSE (ER2014) compliant facility and infrastructure programme; ISO55000 Asset management experience.

Essential Skills

  • Technical Leadership
  • Systems Engineering
  • Supplier Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • High Integrity Engineering
  • Design Certification

Desirable Skills

  • Delivery of Explosive Installations
  • Delivery of Radiography Installations
  • Fort Halstead site knowledge
  • Explosives Safety knowledge

Please submit your CV in the first instance.