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 delivery role within the Programme with some 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. 

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 will support the FSS Programme Management Leadership – Equipment Delivery in executing H&W assigned supplier Major-Subcontracts for the three FSS Ships and the programme delivery of the Recapitialisation Equipment and Civils work scope.
  • You will 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.
  • Gain an understanding of the compliance with internal and external governance and regulatory requirements, including Lifecycle Management, LR certification and MCA compliance.
  • You will support and/or 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. 

About you

  • A good knowledge of Project and Sub-Contract Management (tools, techniques, practices). 
  • Knowledge of Development / Production Projects; ideally in a naval / marine new-build environment.  
  • Support the resolution of 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.  
  • Knowledge of commercial aspects of a procurement major-subcontract equipment package – with some experience and knowledge of Statements of Work.  
  • Collaborative team player, with potential to take the lead when a situation demands either internally, with customers or suppliers.
  • Risk & Opportunity Management – knowledge of risks and opportunities. Ideally some knowledge of working within a 3-point environment although not essential, the reporting of R&Os and an introductory knowledge of schedule-risk-analysis.  

 The Package

  • Competitive base pay
  • Company pension
  • 31 days annual holiday
  • Excellent career opportunity
  • Opportunity to work on a strategically important complex project
  • Hybrid working

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Job Category: Project Lead
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Appledore Belfast London Methil

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