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Systems Engineering Manager / Chief Systems Engineer
£64k - £86k + very good benefits package
+ 9 day working fortnight
Our client is embarking on an exciting and growing range of long term national and international programmes and opportunities in the GBAD (Ground Based Air Defence) and BMS (Ballistic Missile Systems) domain; these all build upon and exploit the proven SkyKeeper BMC4i product and will form a robust and major business area on their Bedfordshire based site.
We need a suite of Engineers to underpin these developing business streams. These roles require high calibre and proven individuals with focused skills and experience in order to design, integrate and deliver real systems. The successful applicants will operate at the core of this expanding team driving technical direction and developing junior staff. These are challenging senior roles requiring talented individuals who will be correspondingly rewarded.
The Successful Chief Engineer/Systems Manager will have demonstrable experience of delivering and managing Large Complex Engineering programs and overseeing Engineering activities within one or more areas relating to Radar Systems, Weapon Systems, Tactical Datalink, RF Data, Military Communications.
The Chief Engineer will manage, lead and govern the Engineering activities across the business area, throughout the Engineering lifecycle, liaising with interfacing functions, Suppliers and Customers, and delivering compliant products on-time and to schedule.
Required skills, qualifications and experience
Demonstrable knowledge and experience designing and integrating Complex Systems with a significant Software component.
Knowledge and experience of Engineering in order to be able to:
" Lead, Govern and deliver Complex Systems Programmes
" Work with potential suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product
" Understand the impact of the Subsystems on overall system behaviour and performance
" Technically review and challenge suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.
" Maintain currency on relevant STANAG/Mil-Std updates
" Understand nuances of system limitations and behaviours at system level.
" Undertake technical trade studies
" Lead and Manage an appropriate set of sub-system requirements and ICD for Subsystems
" Determine applicability of, and compliance to, all product related legislation and standards in order to support certification.
" Ensure company process is adhered to and any deviations appropriately approved
" Detailed understanding of Configuration Management
" Certification of Products
" Governing and designing for Safety Critical Systems
" Experience of engineering lifecycle through the life of a large scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
" Knowledge of Comms & RF Network Architectures
" Change proposal assessment and embodiment
" Safety Engineering
Desired skills, qualifications and experience [JP]
" Ground Based Air Defence Systems
" Battlefield Management C4i Systems
" Battlefield Communications Systems & Networks
Clearance Required for Role SC
Clearance to Start BPSS
Our client recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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