2 Interim Configuration Managers

2022-07-01 13:16:382022-10-08 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Freelance/Contract
Location London (Euston) pref OR Birmingham with Hybrid
Area London, UKMidlands, UK London UK London (Euston) pref OR Birmingham with Hybrid
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £550 - £600 INSIDE IR35
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS20044
Job Views 353
Description
2 Interim Configuration Managers are required for 6-month contracts (with likely extensions) working within the Client Organisation responsible for the New High-Speed Rail project in the UK this is a multi-billion-pound high-speed railway to directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. To manage and coordinate change to technical requirements and technical baselines across HS2 construction contracts. To progressively verify and validate the evidence submitted by the respective contracts and their IPTs that sets out how those changes have been implemented and configured within the contracts.
 
 
The configuration managers report to the Lead Configuration Manager working within he Central Engineering function (Chief Engineers Group).  1 Configuration manager will be responsible for managing the central Change Control (Change Requests) and the other will be responsible for the Rolling Stock contract and the interface with the Infrastructure Directorate.

The post holders will decide on the following:
 
  • Advise on the suitability and completeness of Requirements,specification and scope. Challenge Requirements where deemednecessary.
  • Review and respond to stakeholders (internal and external) configuration management queries
  • Provide recommendations to change and decision panel on technical scope development.
  • Decide work commitments and priorities on a weekly basis.

Work Situation – Hybrid
The office location is London, Euston (pref) but would consider Birmingham they operate a flexible hybrid working model working 4 days a fortnight from the office - so 2  days a week.  Overall, this is a very flexible modern employer who cares about delivery not where you deliver from, however, if you wish to be based front the office more you can.

Configuration Manager                 £550 – 600 INSIDE IR35

 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
  • To ensure consistent application of configuration and change control processes across the delivery contracts.
  • To manage and coordinate the process of change to technical requirements and technical baselines across the delivery contracts.
  • To ensure the relevant approved technical change and configuration management processes are instructed to the supply chain by HS2
  • To communicate updates to the technical change and configuration management processes across the HS2 Delivery Directorate and Supply chain;
  • To own and present data-based reporting on IPT adherence to the technical change and configuration management processes; through the provision of analysis and control metrics in the field of configuration management and satisfaction such that the progress of the contracts and IPTs can be monitored, corrected and understood.
  • Facilitate user feedback on HS2 procedures to the relevant technical group/author thus supporting continuous improvement of HS2 Configuration Management ways of working.
  • Work collaboratively and achieve agreements with stakeholders and third parties in managing the configuration of technical requirements, success criteria and the level of evidence.
  • To mentor and coach engineers and environmentalists working to provide evidence and satisfaction arguments in the importance and ultimate purpose of configuration management.
 
 
Looking for Candidates
Looking for an Engineering Configuration Manager or Configuration Engineer who have worked within Rail, Infrastructure, Defense, Aerospace, Nuclear any complex engineering sector, however, not IT.  Will have strong stakeholder management skills as the changes will affect many different departments within HS2.
 
 
SKILLS
 
  • Ability to establish, clarify and communicate the importance of functional and non-functional requirements with others.
 
  • Competent in digital data and information analysis and trend reporting
 
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively assess the performance of delivery organisations against of chain against objective requirements
 
  • Ability to work with subject matter experts.
 
  • Ability to review results and work with stakeholders to gain agreement on resultant issues.
 
 
KNOWLEDGE
 
  • Knowledge of a requirements systems tool (such as Doors) helpful but not essential
 
  • Knowledge of configuration management practices, techniques, standards, principles, theories, and concepts.
 
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities under CDM Regulations 2015, and have knowledge of the European Common Safety Methods guidance
 
  • Knowledge of verification and validation methods.
 
  • Knowledge of working within an NEC3 contract environment, useful but not essential
 
 
TYPE OF EXPERIENCE
 
  • Experience of managing Requirements and the oversight and implementation of assurance processes on infrastructural projects.
 
  • Experience of liaising with contractors and designers.
 
  • Experience of multi-discipline engineering programmes in major engineering sector – Rail, Infrastructure, Defense, Aerospace, Avionics etc.
 
  • Experience of providing specialist advice to support others
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