Job Summary:   This is a senior management role which requires deep expertise to invest in a positive and long-term relationship with world-class International Shipbuilding Partners in order to invest in, transfer and implement world-class manufacturing systems / equipment / processes into the H&W Group Delivery Centre(s) to enable high manufacturing productivity outcomes for new build Capital Ship programmes.

The Role

  • Act as the H&W build strategy focal point within the H&W Belfast Engineering Function;
  • Provide E2E (End-to-End) project management capability across the entire build strategy process, with strong focus on Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule and People (SQCDP) to deliver the ship build strategy;
  • Identify opportunities which optimise cost, schedule, technical, assembly, commissioning & acceptance scopes of work across Capital Projects strengthening bid winning success and ultimately safeguarding the execution of the ship build strategy;
  • Seek UK and International Ship build norms, including ship build benchmarking data for Defence and Commercial practices to provide best parametric ship build data to inform effective decision making;
  • Liaise closely with the Shipyard Engineering teams to evaluate build methodology norms and the build, manufacture, consolidation and commissioning scenarios for successful delivery;

About you

  • Proven project management experience leading complex projects and integrated teams, ideally within Defence and Shipbuilding, Engineering and Manufacturing environments
  • Major / complex new ship build construction and assembly experience across the project lifecycle, ideally consolidated by UK and International best practice;
  • Strong facilitation skills, able to manage and motivate people at all business and engineering levels, especially within matrix management organisation constructs and geographically split operations
  • Ability to challenge constructively, build credibility, form strong long-term relationships and work with integrity at all business levels
  • Certified Project Management qualifications e.g., APMP as the benchmark, Prince2, Agile equivalent;

The Package

  • Competitive base pay
  • Medical cover
  • Company pension
  • 31 Days holiday

To find out more about the role contact or call 07984128265 for a confidential discussion.


Job Category: Defence Engineering Project Management
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Belfast London

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