Engineering Consultant - Obsolescence Management

Weymouth, England, gb
Company: BMT
Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Published on 2021-07-31 06:04:21

The Role

Engineering Consultant

What’s the role?

BMT continues to grow and we’re seeking consultant level staff to support our activities in Strategic Obsolescence Management, primarily for the Defence sector. This work comprises systems analyses to identify obsolescence issues and risks, alongside estimates of the cost and schedule for design changes to produce long-term plans for effective revisions to complex system designs. Our activities aim to influence systems still in concept and early design phases too, to minimise the opportunity for obsolescence risks to occur and increase the systems’ sustainability and resilience. This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in this growing business and, in time, to progress further within the BMT group of companies.

This role will include:

  • Implementing methodologies to understand platform obsolescence risk and prioritise mitigation activities
  • Implementing methodologies for military platforms that provide an auditable assessment of the through-life costs to resolve obsolescence
  • Forecasting unavailability in capability due to obsolescence to justify investment to resolve
  • As a Consultant you will have a contracted location in one of our offices (Bath, Fareham, Plymouth or Weymouth) and you will be required to work on client sites, as needed. Under the UK Government’s current COVID-19 guidelines, however, all our employees are currently working from home unless they are required to work in a BMT Office and/or customer site by exception.

    We welcome applications from candidates wishing to work full or part time (please note, for part time working you should be available for a minimum of 25 hours per week).

    What are we looking for?

    This is usually the part where we rattle off a long list of technical skills that the right candidate would need to perform in the role. However, the person we are looking for cannot be defined by a list of qualifications or from having undertaken a specific role before.

    To be successful you are likely to identify with a selection of the experiences and abilities outlined below:

  • A high level of self-motivation that drives you to deliver
  • The ability to support the implementation of strategies and good practices, at a project or Enterprise level, that challenges how things are done and entrenched cultural attitudes
  • A natural ability to invite trust from our clients to draw out their true needs and aspirations, so that we can deliver something exceptional
  • The ability to understand a broad range of technical topics and to intelligently elicit information from subject matter experts and stakeholders
  • System Engineering experience, coupled with an ability to approach whole system problems using architectural hierarchy as a structured way to partition systems for analysis
  • A sound commercial acumen and a fundamental understanding of what makes a business tick.
  • Exposure to: Clients operating with financial constraints Procurement strategies Engineering design practices and life cycles, for example - change management, inventory and configuration management, and process tailoring, within a defence environment.
  • What can we offer you?

    At BMT we believe in hiring the best talent, from diverse backgrounds, as this introduces new ideas to the team and our customers. We appreciate the importance of having a solid development structure and we ensure that our people have access to the training and mentoring they need to be the best at what they do. We constantly strive to improve our working environment and provide everyone with the tools and applications that they need to do their roles effectively.

    The well-being of the team is central to our success, so workloads are managed effectively and we promote agile working, so our working hours are flexible. On top of this, we have a host of benefits and family friendly policies designed to support our people including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Holiday trading – the option to buy and sell leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal Wellbeing Fund to spend every year on hobbies, sports and classes
  • There’s lots more that we offer too and our full range of benefits will be discussed at interview.

    BMT is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion are critical to being an effective and successful business, with employees who are engaged, feel a sense of belonging and are happy to be themselves in the workplace. We are establishing a number of Employee Network Groups to represent and support diversity within our workforce

    What do we do?

    BMT provides independent consultancy services and technical expertise to our customers. We offer concept design, asset management, programme management and technology & through life support services to customers in the defence, security, transport, energy and infrastructure markets. Our team thrive on tackling the most complex engineering and programme challenges, and are adept at blending capabilities from the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines to deliver enduring and value-adding solutions.

    Whatever the project, we help our customers to deliver the right outcomes, optimise their assets, improve performance and increase efficiency - from working with the Metropolitan Police Service on business transformation, the rollout of Smart Meters across the UK to designing the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier and maintaining the Royal Navy’s in-service nuclear submarines.

    As an Employee Benefit Trust, we are independent of external stakeholders and have the freedom to put our people and our customers first.

    We are proud holders of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award.

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