Primary Purpose of the Role:
The Hardware Engineering Manager (HwEM) is responsible for the completion of a set of engineering design / development tasks within the committed cost, schedule, performance and required level of quality.
The related tasks may cover part or all the range of activities regarding customer needs, mission, function, architectural design, and life cycle of the hardware solution (requirements and speciality engineering, design,
development, integration and verification).
In this capacity the Hardware Engineering Manager:
· Identifies the required skills, allocates responsibilities to the various individual contributors and leads these contributors as a team.
· With the team, he/she identifies, schedules, co-ordinates and monitors the implementation of tasks.
· Manages advanced studies dealing with new functions as well as emerging technologies, as required.
· Is in charge of tasks focused on preparing, defining, specifying, tooling and performing IVVQ activities (as IVVQ Manager Role).
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Key responsibilities and tasks carried out by the Hardware Engineering Manager, principally DDQS, are captured in the following Chorus 2.0 Role definitions:
· HwEM: Hardware Engineering Manager
· HwIVQM: Integration, Verification & Qualification Manager
· WPM: Work Package Manager
· CM: Configuration Manager
The HwEM proactively contributes to all elements of the project / product / SFR&D activity so that hardware engineering expertise and effort is applied as necessary to secure successful business outcomes. This will typically be in a lead engineering management role for hardware design and development activity and in a support role for all other activity.
The HwEM is responsible for agreeing with the Project / Product / Research & Development teams that he / she is allocated to support:
· What engineering artefacts are to be delivered by When.
The HwEM is then responsible for enabling the development teams to define:
How this is to be achieved including the responsible management of the technical risk. This detailed plan is to be captured in the sprint backlog register.
The HwEM motivates the team to own the successful delivery of the engineering artefacts.
The HwEM ensures that the development team track and manage progress against the identified activities, reporting progress, taking remedial action and escalating issues as appropriate, including Design to cost etc. with clear targets and tracking of achievement against these
The Hardware Engineering Manager, where practicable, is to maximise the use of Agile Development techniques to ensure timely delivery of the Engineering DDQS Tasks in accordance with company procedures and practices.
The individual manages their own day-to-day activities and provides direction and guidance to the team(s) delivering their commitments. Activities are required to be planned and completed in accordance with the varying project requirements (project requirements, bid timescales, monthly reporting cycle, etc).
The HwEM is responsible for defining and collating the required metrics and reports required by both the Project/Product /SFR&D and Engineering Management team in a timely and accurate way.
The HwEM is a contributor to the estimation process in relation to DDQS aspects of projects that he/she is allocated to.