Platform Integration Technical Manager

South Wales
08 Mar 2017
05 Apr 2017
William James
Clearance Level
Job Type
Platform Integration Technical Manager
South Wales

A great opportunity for a Platform Integration Technical Manager.
Responsible for developing solutions for integrating new hardware into Tactical Platforms.

* Confirming the new equipment can be installed into legacy platform fits with minimum impact to the existing installation kits (cabling, power, vehicle mounts)
* Establishing platform baselines
* Concept Installation Designs
* Developing installation requirements and cable specifications for a set of generic platform fits
* Work with supplier of new vehicle platforms to investigate the integration options between the project and the Platform processing and networking infrastructure

Develop and manage the Platform Installation Concepts and Guidelines work within an Agile development methodology

* Engage with stakeholders to understand and shape the requirements
* Develop relationships with selected platform Integrator in order to ensure successful integration with the 10 First of type platforms required for Field Trials
* Develop the business, programme and technical solution minimising risk and impact to defence
* Ensure all platform installation concepts and guidelines are delivered to time and quality
* Engage with suppliers of new platforms to understand platform and platform infrastructure constraints and opportunities for integration.
* Oversee and guide the development of cost modelling, platform bill of materials, platform test specifications and cable specifications
* Oversee the development of concept demonstrators to investigate and de-risk the integration with new platform infrastructure in accordance with the Land Open Systems Architecture

Required Skills & Abilities

* Proven track record of large scale Platform Integration primarily in land vehicles but also with air and maritime platforms
* Able to develop and lead a multidiscipline team within an Agile Methodology
* Able to demonstrate considerable experience in developing and shaping solutions in a business development environment
* Able to develop innovative solutions and alternative approaches to problems
* Able to demonstrate experience of major subcontract and supplier management

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