ILS / Supportability Engineer

Competitive hourly rate
28 Feb 2017
28 Mar 2017
Dale Williams
Clearance Level
Job Type
Supportability Engineer required to support business winning and/or contracted work packages. Typical tasks relate to the progression of "Design for Support" objectives, the development of the system support solutions, the identification of logistic support resource requirements, the generation of support deliverables, and the validation and verification of supportability and supportability-related requirements.

The contract is initially for 6 months (on-going thereafter). Competitive hourly rates offered by the department.

As a Supportability Engineer within the ILS team you will:
Manage small to medium sized ILS work packages on behalf of the Project ILS manager.
Define support requirements for the product and influence the product design to enhance supportability through life.
Progressively validate, verify and report design compliance with the support requirements.
Identify the support needs through application of Support Analysis addressing: whole life cost, level of repair, maintenance tasks, reliability centred maintenance, logistics information, tools and test equipment etc.
Develop and communicate the product support strategy and associated plans.
Scope the range and scale of resources, (manpower, skills, information and equipment) required to support the product through life.
Ensure that the necessary support resources are available to deliver support at entry into service.
Attend internal and Customer Programme, Design and ILS Reviews.
Work across other engineering and business disciplines to optimise product supportability and the associated system support solution.
The successful candidate will need to:
Have demonstrable experience of solving challenging problems within tight timescales and budgets.
Have demonstrable experience in the application of Supportability Engineering tasks and techniques.
Demonstrate an understanding of UK and international standards, and guidance, relating to ILS activities.
Have good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
Exhibit well-developed planning and organisational abilities.
Be a strong negotiator and influencer.

Candidates must be willing to undergo the security vetting procedure.

If interested and would like any further information, please contact Dale Williams on 01179330434 or

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