Job Description


Type: Contract Rate: £38.25 p/h Duration: 12 months Location: Glasgow

A Senior Engineer (IPMS) is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Glasgow, in their naval ships department.

Job Description

· Knowledge and experience in use of ship design processes and systems to LCM guidelines

· Knowledge of Project Management techniques (EV, CPI, SPI, Risk etc.)

· Ability to assure the CSC Engineering Manager - IPMS that quality, cost and technical activities are all being achieved in line with the agreed programme of work

· Business Expertise (Requirements of the job for knowledge and expertise about the business rather than the technical expertise)

Key accountabilities

· Know how to work with Supervisor to deliver all aspects of engineering deliverables including

· Stage 1 & Stage 2/3 (TBD) Design, and Change, PQ closure, NC closure, etc.

· Be aware of need to deliver engineering effort to budget and schedule

· Highlight disputes occurring both internally and externally which impact the CSC IPMS team

· Provide discipline interface to other disciplines / areas of the business

· Support to new engineer training and development

· Broad knowledge of the nature of the work in all phases of the engineering life cycle especially with regard to the achievement of project phase milestones. Understands the relationship between activities in different phases of the engineering lifecycle

· Broad knowledge of how to perform problem definition for the whole system/problem, identifying implicit and explicit boundaries, interfaces, constraints and requirements in own business area. Able to decompose the system/problem into manageable chunks and to assess the implications of proposed changes on technical, operational and commercial aspects of the complete system or project

· Good understanding of project management concepts, principles and techniques and effectively translate them to large and/ or complex projects. Skilled in ensuring that you and your function contribute effectively throughout the project lifecycle

· Broad knowledge of how to proactively identify, manage and mitigate product safety issues across the product/service area

· Provide engineering support to the delivery of projects/programmes that are likely to have a value in excess of millions of pounds and have a significant headcount

· Support development of engineering design and production output data for the project, including responsibility for the Stage 1 Engineering Team within cost, schedule and quality targets

· Support IPMS engineering management activities, authorising budget and resource allocations

· Coach, develop and motivate younger engineers to maximise their potential and contribution to the project and the business

If you are a Senior Engineer in defence looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other defence engineering opportunities please contact Paul Ellis on 0161 694 9203 /

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