Project Engineering Manager Ref# V-32625

  • East Anglia, Essex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32625

Holt Executive is supporting a global leader that designs and manufactures high-performance components and subsystems and develops groundbreaking technology for space exploration.

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineering Manager to join their RF Power division in Chelmsford. You’ll take charge of a key project stream, focusing on either Pulse Power, Tubes, Novel Systems – MPMs/TWTA, or Novel Systems – RFSS.

The Project Engineering Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of complex engineering projects across multiple areas. You’ll manage a diverse portfolio that includes both customer-driven initiatives and internal R&D projects.

Key Responsibilities for the Project Engineering Manager:

  • Coordinating your engineering team, other departments and third parties/suppliers, for the successful execution of projects to ensure that the Project activities are appropriately planned, costed and adequately resourced to achieve the programme in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Carry out regular and thorough reviews of the progress and delivery of the Projects assessing all aspects of the project, including time, cost, quality, and risks.
  • Managing changes, in project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, ensuring feasibility, and undertaking impact assessment, communicating, and seeking approval of changes.
  • Keeps project stakeholders informed of project progress, performance and manpower utilization with attention to achievements, progress, risk management and forecast.
  • Managing relationships with customers and other stakeholders, as required.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered in adherence with internal project management processes and procedures.
  • Ensure the Project team follows an effectively tailored Life Cycle Management Process.
  • Establish new or improve existing delivery methodology to deliver the programme goals. Embracing new concepts in programme and product delivery, driving the implementation of best practice and new techniques with the wider programme delivery organisation
  • Support Business Development in their roles of securing new business and setting strategy for the business.
  • Line management of multi-disciplined Engineering teams,
    • Manage resources appropriately. Hire the right people with the right attitudes and drive.
    • Manage the performance of your team, drive high performance by setting stretching and challenging objectives. Continually review these and provide feedback on an on-going basis and agreeing specific training needs.
    • Ensuring resource availability and allocation, working with other Project Engineering Managers to deconflict and prioritise as necessary, to meet business needs.
    • Support the development of Te2v project management capability by supporting and coaching more junior members of the project delivery team.
    • Take a leading role during the recruitment process and make final recruitment decisions.

Key Skill and Experience required by Project Engineering Manager:

  • Extensive experience of managing engineering projects through all or part of the lifecycle from bid to production.
  • Demonstrable experience of energising teams to meet critical timescales and deliver projects.
  • Persuasive and clear communication skills across all levels of the business.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Proficiency in the use and understanding of Project Management / resource tools such as MS Project and MS Project Server or other enterprise project management tool.
  • A working knowledge of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Qualification in project management methodologies desirable.
  • Holding or eligible for Security Clearance and a UK National.

If your skills and experience match this Project Engineering Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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