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Project Leader - Systems Engineering

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 67 37 46

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    24 December 2049

  • Start date:

    2022-08-08 00:00:00

Project Leader - Systems Engineering - Inside IR35 - Up to £35 per hour - 12 Months + High Likelihood of Extension - BPSS Cleared - Filton, South Gloucestershire ONSITE - SINGLE STAGE PROCESS

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for an Aerospace focused Project Leader to join on a particular product-focused project for the next 12 months in Filton.


  • The Project leader will be accountable for leading all the activities within their portfolio. This is an interesting and sometimes challenging role which has a high profile within the systems perimeter. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver their work package in line with the agreed plan to ensure they achieve challenging time, cost, and quality objectives.

  • The Project Leader will ensure that processes are in place and implemented to ensure project management and direction of cross functional teams to ultimately deliver to time, cost & quality. External integration of Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement and Customer Services functions as well as external supplier management are key in achieving these deliverables.

  • The Project Leader reports to the Programme Management Team (Filton) and will be expected to demonstrate excellent facilitation and co-ordination skills, in order to ensure that good lines of communication exist across the Wide Body (A330/A350) Programme. He/she will be expected to provide regular progress reporting and escalate issues that need to be resolved cross functionally or with external suppliers. He/she also contributes to the yearly Operating Plan development and monthly financial outlook, reporting on all activities within their perimeter. This will be achieved through regular reviews with the Programme Management, Chief Engineers Team & Engineering.

  • Key end results include ensuring project costs remain within budgets, customer priorities and expectations are managed, and that development and modification projects are delivered to the declared target or POE (aircraft Point of Embodiment). This must be achieved whilst taking a global ‘best for business’ management approach and adhering to Programme Management and Configuration Management processes. This role will involve some travel for business and as such the candidate must be able to travel accordingly.

Skill Set Essential

  • Educated at degree level or equivalent experience in projects/programme management

  • Experience of managing projects through the full project ‘lifecycle’

  • Proven abilities to manage suppliers

  • An understanding of budget control

  • Good technical knowledge to enable an understanding of technical issues and challenges

  • An understanding of the specification, design, build and test process

  • Knowledge of configuration management, its tools and processes

  • Strong team player

  • Experience at delivering to time, cost and quality

  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English (Negotiation level)

  • Ability to work in a transnationally managed environment

  • Ability to influence and lead multi-functional teams

  • Experience in facilitating, co-ordinating and directing meetings

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