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Programme Manager

Location:
Chester
Job Description
Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 
Different thinking for a Different world
 As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team the Programme Manager is responsible for supporting the Sealand Support Services Limited (SSSL) Managing Director to deliver the stand up and operational capability of component maintenance, repair and overhaul for the UK F-35 sustainment hub based at the DECA Sealand facility in North Wales
The post holder will deliver Programme elements to time, cost & quality requirements optimising outcomes for the SSSL business and will influence the strategic direction of SSSL & the associated lines of development required to deliver component repair capabilities. This position will require travel both in the UK and internationally


How you will make a difference

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Technical & Engineering leadership of the Programme for Component Depot Maintenance  and the required Depot Maintenance Activation Planning activities and be the subject matter expert on all aspects of Engineering through the component lifecycle

  • Ensure the overall engineering programme will deliver the technical solutions to performance, schedule, cost and quality ensuring appropriate engineering approaches and programme management methodologies are applied

  • Leading depot site surveys and associated gap analysis, developing and executing Depot Maintenance Activation Plans, reviewing/participating in formal studies, supporting USG depot source of repair and partnering processes, and hosting of frequent subsystem reviews to resolve both technical and non-technical challenges

  • Identifying and managing the technical risk of the overall programme as a result of the contracting and business models, identifying opportunities for improvement and building business cases to implement

  • Leading the engineering team in its engagement with external stakeholders presenting coherent solutions that meet stakeholder requirements whilst minimising execution risk

  • Responsible for increasing the level of  competence in the organisation by personally coaching & mentoring the team

  • Implementing engineering governance framework consistent with a Part M approved organisation

  • Ensuring that the engineering lessons identified are adequately embedded in updates to the operating model