Configuration Manager (M/F)

  • Localisation : West Sussex, Crawley - UK - South East England
  • Position : Configuration Manager
  • Type of Contract : Fixed-term contract
  • Date of publication : 2017-11-21
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Job Description

Responsible for defining and implementing Configuration Management activities for a project and/or product at all points in the lifecycle including Bid, Design/Development, Production and Service Support. The role requires wide experience of configuration management principles and processes supporting project and/or product specific planning, implementation and improvement activities. The Configuration Manager will provide leadership to any Configuration Management Team established within a project and/or product team.

The Configuration Manager shall ensure the consistent application of the principles of configuration Management, as defined by Chorus 2.0, across the project and/or product, from bid through to the in-service support and disposal phase. In particular the Configuration Manager shall ensure:

  • Performance of project CM Planning and production of the CM Plan
  • Implementation of the planned CM system and the establishment of key reference baselines
  • Identification of risks to projects and their mitigation
  • Identification, definition and deployment of process improvements within projects, the business and the promotion of improvements to UK / GroupThe jobholder will have to typically interact with:
  • Senior Project / Programme and Engineering Management
  • Project Management Office
  • Engineering Team
  • Manufacturing/Procurement
  • Entity / Domain / Business Unit Configuration and Data Management Leads
  • Functional Leads and Teams

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs CM planning for new and existing projects, defining an effective tailored CM Implementation
    • Supports the identification of contract/subcontract requirements to ensure effective CM performance of partners and suppliers
    • Creates, maintains and implements the CM Plan in accordance with Chorus 2.0 and contractual/tender requirements
  • Establishes, maintains and manages a CM effort estimate
  • Deploys and ensures correct usage of the CM tools
  • Specifies, maintains and ensures compliance of CM Contractor and Supplier requirements
  • Audits & Assesses Contractors and Suppliers to ensure CM processes, systems and deliverables meet requirements
  • Ensuring the correct definition of the product and it\'s defining data
    • Participates in the design / stage reviews (PDR, CDR…)
    • Responsible for the establishment & maintenance of configuration baselines (FBL, ABL, PBL)
    • Participates in the selection of configuration items and subsequent product breakdown structures and Bills of Materials.
  • Establishes and maintains the configuration change management system, including internal and external CCBs and performs the Configuration Control Board (CCB) Secretary role
    • Co-ordinates and controls the configuration change process for design change including item change, document change, deviations and waivers, concessions and trail modifications
    • Ensures design change is traceable throughout design and implementation
  • Establishes, maintains and releases the CSAR used to describe the configuration management phases and milestone achievement to track design evolution and implementation
    • Captures, verifies and controls \'as built\', \'as installed\', \'as tested\' and \'as maintained\' configuration information
  • Plans and conducts configuration verifications and configuration audits (PCA & FCA)
  • Provides support to the Organisation Configuration Manager to identify, develop and deploy improvements to the CM Process
  • Performs CM team task delegation and performance management (if applicable)
  • Reports on CM Key Performance Indicators

Key Requirements / Experience:

  • Experience of working and implementing Configuration Management within a Defence and/or Commercial environment, including the alignment to the appropriate standards (in particular Def Stan 05-57 and EIA-649)
  • Track record of delivering effective Configuration Management for large projects, across the complete product lifecycle (concept through to support) within a complex business environment
  • Experience of both System / Hardware and Software Configuration Management processes
  • Knowledge of the System/Product Lifecycles (for System, Application, HW, SW, FW)
  • Experience of Product Lifecycle Management tools
  • Experience of Software Configuration Management (Version and Change Control)
  • Experience of Data and Document tools

Required profile

  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term : 11 Months
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : £40 - £45 per hour
  • References : 135678NW1_1511256810
  • Activity area : Defence and security

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