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DATE ADDED: Thu 27/06/2019

Functional Manager - Electrical

Bedfordshire, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

Our world leading client based near Bedford is currently looking for an Electronics Engineering Functional Manager to join the business. The successful applicant will report directly to the Functional Chief Engineer and will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the function and management of all staff.

As a Functional Manager within the Engineering organisation you are expected to carry out the following roles and responsibilities:

• They will be expected to work in close collaboration with other Heads within other functions in order to assist in the development of their own function and staff members, in terms of consistent and common adoption / delivery.

• To promote and control the demands within LM Commit for those staff members who are part of their immediate reporting line.

• They will have the authority to hold regular 1-2-1 meetings with their staff, to determine their training needs, structured experiential development and orchestration of the delivery of weekly functional reporting to the Department Head.

• It is expected that they will maintain frequent contact with equivalent level managers, industry peers and customer representatives.

• The main objective of the Functional Lead is to lead and manage their designated team ensuring all of specific tasks are carried out in a timely manner.

• The Functional Lead shall demonstrate the competencies outlined in Full Spectrum Leadership (Mid-level Leader) in; Shaping the future; Building effective relationships; Energising the team; Delivering results and Modelling personal Excellence, Integrity Accountability

The Functional Manager will be expected to have experience of most of the following:

• Staff Recruitment, as well as Performance Appraisals

• Resource Planning

• Skill Need Assessment (including critical skills)

• Training and Mentoring Plans and Delivery, as well as Career Development (for entire Team)

• Engineering Strategy in Support of Long Range Plan (LRP)

• Internal and Customer Research and Development in Support of LRP

• Patents or Papers

• Partnerships with Academia

• IP Management

• Estimation and Approval (ITR, CSR)

• Engineering Mission Success

• Engineering Governance (TCQ)

• Engineering Tech Reviews

• End to End Design

• Process Development and Management, as well as Process Improvement

• Metrics collection analysis

The successful candidate will manage a Perm EE team of 30 Engineers and 15 contractors, and their role will be a 50/50 split between functional management and independent oversight of EE activities and deliverables in the department.

The role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance to SC
Role: Functional Manager - Electrical
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Bedfordshire,

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