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Job description for Engineering Function Manager

As the deputy to the Engineering lead for Equality Diversity Inclusion and Wellbeing (EDIW), Career and Talent Management you will have a desire to learn new skills working within the DE&S Engineering Function.  You will be working closely with other Functions (particularly HR) and more widely to drive continuous improvement in the organisation.

You will have the resilience to cope with challenging stakeholders and flexibility of thought to balance potentially conflicting demands from the business. It is essential you have a good Engineering background and can maintain credibility with Peers and Stakeholders at all levels.

Equally, being an advanced user of MS Excel including Look Ups, Pivot Tables and Formulas, would be very helpful in this role.

Please be advised that regular attendance to Abbey Wood is required.

Responsibilities for Engineering Function Manager

The responsibilities of these posts will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Working with strategic planning and other colleagues to understand data and develop appropriate responses to improve the performance of the business.
  • Supporting the development of DE&S Engineering Skill & Talent Schemes (including entry talent) and liaising with MOD and wider Civil Service career management initiatives.
  • Developing and updating Engineering Function Strategies and Guidance in accordance with HR policies.
  • Managing Engineering Function objectives, reward schemes and succession planning.
  • Corporate reporting including business analytics – people statistics and trends, Engineering Function performance.

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • An Engineering background (Level 6 qualification or higher e.g. Engineering or Science Degree) or demonstrable experience and ability to maintain credibility with Peers and Stakeholders at all levels
  • Professionally registered with the Engineering or Science Council
  • Experience managing challenging stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to demonstrate a positive attitude

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Technical Decision Making – Practitioner
  • Stakeholder and Communications Management – Supervised Practitioner
  • Communicating and Influencin
  • Changing and Improving


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Job Details

Job title

Engineering Function Manager


£43,400 – £47,000 per annum (plus generous benefits).

Contract type


Business area


Working pattern

Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working, Job Share



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Recruitment contact

Christos Nakoutsis – DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist


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