Your boss is probably a bit rubbish and they’re still not giving you the full ownership of a project yet. Despite you asking them LOADS of times.
Why don’t you try this;
You will manage a complex product, from concept through to customer delivery. Your excellent and detailed planning / scheduling skills will ensure that each project process is completed. On time. To budget. To specification.
You’re not perfect but your team of engineers are really talented and they like you because you invest in them with your time and a generous training budget. You also make them laugh because you think your red-tab Levi work jeans still look cool.
You speak to the RAF quite a bit too because the complex equipment you’re responsible for making is important to them and helps keep their pilots alive.
Hideous and unforeseen technical problems will arise but your engineering background and the expertise of those around you gives you the confidence to solve them. Most of the time anyway.
If it goes really wrong and you can’t blame the 1st year smelly graduate, you pick up the phone to the customer. You explain the problem and what you are doing about it. They understand their problem is difficult to solve and cut you some slack. It’s going to be ok.
You can also use the bonus to go shopping every Friday afternoon to get some decent jeans. That should stop them from laughing at you.