Senior Systems Engineer

Job type:
on-site
Start:
01/04/2020
Duration:
6 months
From:
aap3
Place:
Lancashire
Date:
03/26/2020
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
1913912

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Role Description

For the role the primary requirement is knowledge and experience of bidding and implementing capability upgrades to the Tornado platform. It is key that the role holder manages the interfaces with the E&I Shared Service and Control Account Managers (CAMs). The success of the role will be obtaining the required inputs in a timely manner such that they can be integrated to deliver the required solution. In undertaking this the post holder will manage and complete own engineering/sub-contractors/suppliers tasks as delegated, within an interdisciplinary team in a professional manner, and to provide technical engineering support and advice to the wider team.

The post holder will report directly to the Tornado Capability Sustainment Engineering Manager. The post holder may also be required to assist the Engineering Manager with engineering management activities across his/her area of responsibility. The role Senior Systems, however, their main focus is on the delivery of the engineering solution.

Although this post is based at Warton, the post holder will be expected to occasionally travel to KSA and UK suppliers as part of their duties and responsibilities.

Qualification and Experience

  • Typically Degree qualified or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, plus 6+ years relevant experience
  • Meets the requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably is a member of a relevant professional body
  • Typically experienced in product and service integration and at least one engineering domain, with knowledge of associated or contributory domains
  • Considerable experience in more than one phase of the life cycle and significant understanding of the nature of the work in all phases, especially with regard to through life engineering issues
  • Experience of technical discussions and commercial contact with customers, partners and suppliers
  • Extensive understanding of engineering and quality standards
  • Works at a level which enables the individual to achieve chartered status

Typical Responsibilities

  • Undertake own engineering activities and provide day-to-day engineering guidance to a team, making engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority.
  • Develop and launch packages of work onto the E&I Shared Services and Control Account Managers (CAMs).
  • Pro-actively manage E&I Shared Services and CAMs to ensure the defined deliverables are provided to the agreed schedule.
  • Integrate internal and supplier deliverable into an overall engineering delivery schedule.
  • Produce plans that deliver and monitor delivery against plans to ensure all requirements are met and that actions are taken in a timely and effective manner in response to any issues or problems.
  • Manage own elements of engineering work package(s), ensuring requirements are delivered to plan and specification.
  • Manage ITAR as required to ensure Export Control issues do not impact Engineering's ability to implement the projects
  • Contribute to team planning, risk management, and quality and safety to support the effective functioning of the team.
  • Provide support to the team in matters of technical understanding and in areas of own expertise.
  • Oversee and manage the work of sub-contractors, including visiting contractual premises to ensure that all contractual outcomes are delivered in line with agreements; resolving or escalating issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Participate fully in design reviews to ensure that designs meet contractual requirements.
  • Evaluate technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, including process improvements.
  • Sound knowledge and application of Product, Service Safety and Environmental management.
  • Management of Engineering budgets

Compentencies

Note: This section provides a summary of capability. Extensive details of Engineering competency by job level are given in the EDY Guide to the Common Competencies, referenced by the Engineering Competency Matrix

  • Substantial problem solving skills; able to think laterally and conceptually
  • Thorough knowledge of quality assurance and SHE requirements, techniques and processes
  • Knowledge of relevant competition and suppliers
  • Detailed knowledge of customer and user requirements
  • Awareness of business strategy, organisation and politics.
  • Extensive understanding of engineering and quality standards
  • Communicates verbally and in writing in a style appropriate to audience; presentation skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness; able to manage budgets
  • Organisational/co-ordination experience; ability to work with and through others
  • Able to identify, assess, analyse and manage risk
  • Staff management experience/capability; able to motivate and develop teams
  • Familiar with, and can apply, a range of interpersonal and communication skills both internal and external to the company
  • Confident and assured in situations involving customers, sub-contractors and partners
  • Whilst the role requires significant working with other stakeholders, the successful candidate must be able to work independently to ensure Engineering Governance is maintained and yet remain cognisant of the impact of Engineering decisions upon the overall solution.

What we're looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/problem solving/decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Warton (post holder will be expected to occasionally travel to Saudi Arabia and UK suppliers as part of their duties and responsibilities.)

Rate: £41.08 per hour

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.