Harland & Wolff (H&W) has opportunities within our Fleet Solid Support (FSS) Programme for experienced programme management professionals to join our FSS Programme Office team in the programmatic responsibilities in the execution of H&W’s assigned supplier Major-Subcontracts on the FSS Programme.  

Location:  Belfast/Appledore/London/Methil. We’re willing to accommodate flexible arrangements with a requirement to attend Belfast/Appledore/supplier site(s) up to 60% in a working month. You shall also be expected to travel within the role; with time at our Client’s shipyards in Spain and FSS Sub-contractor sites in the UK and abroad on a regular basis.  

The Role

  • You’ll report to the FSS Snr Programme Manager – Equipment Delivery 
  • Support the FSS Snr Programme Manager – Equipment Delivery in their role of  understanding, influencing and shaping the key focus on the leadership and execution of FSS H&W assigned supplier Major-Subcontracts for the three FSS Ships and the programme delivery of the Recapitialisation Equipment and Civils work scope.
  • Work closely ‘hand in hand’ with H&W / FSS Procurement Function, along with assigned staff onto the FSS Programme from H&W’s, BMT’s and Navantia’s Engineering and Production Teams.
  • You will support the development, co-ordination and management of the programme delivery and business requirements and be a ‘lead example’ member of the FSS Programme/Project Management Team in the execution of the FSS Programme. 
  • Ensure the compliance with internal and external governance and regulatory requirements, including Lifecycle Management, LR certification and MCA compliance.
  • Lead the execution-phase of one or more assigned Sub-Contract(s) – post Contract Award (CA) – within a combined supplier facing team – consisting of assigned staff from the Procurement, Engineering/Technical and Production Functions of H&W, NV and BMT.
  • Liaise with our FSS Management, Project Controls and Reporting Teams ensuring the accurate recording and reporting of progress of planned targets for budget, schedule and quality to ensure all facets of deliveries and data map from and into the FSS H&W Sub-Contract Master Schedule (SCMS) and the overall Programme CMS, ensuring all ‘challenges’, risks and opportunities are logged, managed and/or mitigated through your facilitation, teamwork and leadership. Your scope shall include progress monitoring, delivery of Vendor Furnished Information (VFI), equipment FATs and delivery, in-store maintenance, installation, setting-to-work/commissioning and test & trials of a significant number of ship-equipment (in complexity, value and form) with close liaison with Navantia SA.   

About you

  • An experienced Project professional with a good knowledge of Project and Sub-Contract Management (tools, techniques, practices).
  • First-hand experience in Development / Production Projects; ideally in a naval / marine new-build environment. 
  • Be able to resolve project-related problems that do not have routine solutions, within the normal operating environment, yet with a resilient and exploratory approach to your business environment – supporting process/procedural development whilst delivering your responsibilities.
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability – knowing your way around a supplier Statement of Work, Terms and Conditions, with a knowledge of linkage to technical requirements and the progressive nature of “requirements sell off”.
  • Collaborative team player, yet confident with the gravitas to take the lead when a situation demands either internally, with customers or suppliers. 
  • Earned Value Management (EVM), including SPI/SP and CPI/CP reporting, 
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Control Account Management (CAMs), Work-Package definitions and execution 

The Package

  • Competitive base salary
  • Company pension
  • Medical cover
  • Life assurance
  • 31 days holiday
  • Hybrid working

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the FSS Programme Office/delivery team and be involved in a strategically important complex project for the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). You will hold a key delivery role within the Programme and exposure to senior leaders within Harland & Wolff and additional internal and external stakeholders with opportunity of future career prospects and progression within the FSS Programme and Harland & Wolff shipyard and/or business operations. 

To get further details or apply for this role please contact people.skills@harland-wolff.com

Job Category: Programme Manager
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Appledore Belfast London

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