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Programme Engineering Manager

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Location: Preston/Cumbria/Hybrid

Job type: Permanent

Experience: Various experience levels considered

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist systems integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Clean Energy.

Our offering includes system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic Programme Engineering Manager to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

The Programme Engineering Manager will be a pivotal role within our organization, focusing on engineering and technical delivery, client engagement, and ensuring alignment with business unit goals and market focuses. This role requires a deep understanding of domain standards, particularly in maritime defence or similar complex technical domains.

Department: Maritime Business Unit

Reports To: Business Unit Director with a dotted-line reporting to the Engineering and Technical Director

Key responsibilities

1. Engineering and Technical Delivery:

  • Lead multiple projects, ensuring technical excellence and adherence to engineering and domain standards and practices.

  • Provide expert engineering methodologies and best practices.

  • Ensure projects align with the latest technological advancements and industry standards.

2. Client Engagement and Focus:

  • Act as a primary engineering point of contact for clients.

  • Understand client needs and translate them into actionable engineering deliverables.

  • Foster strong relationships with clients to ensure ongoing engagement and satisfaction.

3. Business Unit and Market Focus:

  • Collaborate with business unit leaders to align engineering projects with market demands and business strategies.

  • Keep abreast of industry trends, particularly in the Maritime sector, to inform strategic decision-making.

  • Contribute to the development of long-term business unit goals from an engineering perspective.

4. Project Management and Delivery:

  • Oversee the successful delivery of engineering activities in alignment with the project costs and schedule.

  • Ensure high-quality deliverables and adherence to project scopes.

  • Responsible for leading engineer bid review to inform bid / no bid activities.

  • Leading Engineering Maturity Reviews (Design / Production) ensuring programmes meet entry and exit gates.

5. Governance and Assurance:

  • Collaborate with the Engineering and Technical Director for governance and assurance.

  • Implement and maintain robust engineering and technical delivery governance structures and processes.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory, local domain, standards and codes for excellent engineering and technical compliance.

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Proven experience in a similar role, with a focus on engineering management and client engagement.

  • Strong understanding of the Maritime industry or a similar complex technical domain.

  • Excellent resource and capability management skills, with a proven track record of managing multi-discipline engineering teams to deliver complex scopes on time and cost.

  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, capable of managing diverse teams and engaging with high-profile clients.


  • Client and delivery focused and problem-solving abilities.

  • Strong engineering acumen with an ability to grasp complex engineering concepts.

  • Highly organized with an emphasis on precision and attention to detail.

  • Adaptability in a fast-paced and evolving technical environment.

  • Broad understanding of Systems, Safety, Quality, Security, Environment and Configuration Management in Engineering


  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Cycle-To-Work Scheme

  • Health Care

  • Company Bonus Scheme

  • Benefits Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Team social events

  • Professional membership

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design and systems integration in the Aerospace, Maritime and Clean Energy sectors.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


To deliver innovative value-for-money products and services to customers to enable safe and secure operations.


  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Social Value and Impact

  • Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit the roles you can perform.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch to discuss.

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