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Production Delivery Manager

Date: 18-Mar-2023

Location: Gosport, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

At QinetiQ Haslar the Platform Design and Life Support (PDLS) are shaping the future of ships and submarines by delivering outstanding maritime services globally. We enable our clients to operate to the highest standards, safely and efficiently by delivering exceptional technical solutions. The Platform Design and Life Support Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) is a centre of excellence for naval architecture, hydromechanics, structures & survivability and maritime life support. Based in Haslar, Rosyth and at Chichester Hospital we make use of state of the art facilities including the Ocean Basin, Ship Tank, Cavitation Tunnel, Diving and Hyperbaric Test Centre and Shock.

Job Title: Production Delivery Manager

Location: Haslar

Company: QinetiQ


About the role:


The Production Manager is an Operational role, responsible for the safe and compliant, delivery of the design, manufacture and instrumentation of models to time and budget, for use in hydrodynamic testing at Haslar (HAS) in its test facilities, to support the PDLS business, as well as other production activities carried out by the capability for the QQ wider business as required.


What will I be doing?


  • To lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver Production projects and deliverables.
  • To establish and maintain Professional relationships with the IDT’s, Project, Technical and Operational Management functions to ensure Safe delivery of project output in accordance with Quality, Cost and Time targets.
  • To work closely using ‘Agile’ methodologies with Schedulers and the HAS Production Team (design, manufacture and instrumentation), to manage capacities and timelines, to best meet requirements, and ultimately have overall accountability for meeting production output schedules, quality and budgets.
  • To ensure team work closely with QQ procurement, assist in the monitoring and management of QQ's national and local preferred suppliers, providing feedback and centrally recording performance, (including response, cost, and quality and delivery information).
  • Maintain the Production capability through a capability plan, combining self-help and the identification of areas for improvement and associated investment planning. Keep abreast of standards, processes and manufacturing techniques to help deliver the best, most cost effective solution. 




 What do I need?


  • HNC / HND / Degree in an appropriate Engineering subject matter coupled with commensurate experience in the field of Production that encompasses elements of Design, manufacturing and integration.
  • Experience of ‘Agile’ learning and active use of techniques.
  • At least 5 years in a position of effective leadership with a Continuous Improvement culture


What we offer


QinetiQ offers an excellent salary and flexible benefits package commensurate with a large international company some of which are highlighted below:

  • Career development across a diverse International organisation.
  • Pension - up to 10.5% annual salary Company contributed. For every 1% pension salary sacrifice, QinetiQ matched with 1.5% (e.g. personal contribution 7%, QinetiQ contribution 10.5% - total pension contribution 17.5% of annual salary).
  • 50% off meals at selected restaurants, 40% off cinema tickets, 45% off RAC, 20% off EE, new car discounts and much more.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Modern and collaborative working environment.
  • Flexible Working, Social and family events.
  • Health Cash Plan, Health Screening, Employee Assistance 24/7.
  • Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance at additional cost.
  • Childcare or After School Club discounts.
  • Up to 5 days additional Annual Leave Purchase.
  • Discounted Personal Accident Insurance, Annual Travel Insurance.
  • Gym and sports facilities available at larger sites.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.