Lead Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications

Location
South Wales
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
29 Mar 2017
Closes
26 Apr 2017
Ref
1142228
Contact
William James
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Permanent
Lead Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications
Permanent
South Wales

The Lead Engineer is required to provide technical leadership and governance of the Future Land Environment Internal Research and Development portfolio.
The role requires a candidate who is technically strong in this Tactical Communications and Information Systems (TacCIS) domain, with sound judgement and comfortable with abstract thinking. Highly proficient communication skills are required both internally and with customers and end users.
The successful candidate will contribute to and lead tasks at different stages in the engineering lifecycle.
Responsibilities
* Work with the external and internal stakeholders to clarify outcomes & requirements and agree designs/solutions to satisfy those requirements. Solutions may take the form of Systems, Products (software & hardware) and Services.
* Undertake analysis of design changes to confirm feasibility and impacts on the outcomes our stakeholders seek to achieve.
* Co-creation of business cases to secure IRAD funding, working in collaboration with Business Development and Programme Management.
* Responsible for time management of self and team ensuring work outputs delivered to agreed schedule
* Present and demonstrate aspects of solutions to relevant stakeholders to gain feedback on the development activities and support future improvements.
* Work with specialist and support engineering groups (including security, safety, ILS, human factors) as required to validate designs
* Oversee and contribute to integration and testing activities on prototype solutions to validate designs and ensure compliance with requirements.
* Creates plans and processes for his/her area of responsibility by tailoring standard templates to the needs of the project. Assumes cost and schedule responsibility for a cost account/work package of reasonable proportions;
* Manages a group of technical experts. Assigns and outlines work to direct reporting.

Required Skills
* Demonstrates understanding of the system engineering lifecycle and phases, and challenges associated with system engineering in a delivery focussed, commercially successful organisation.
* Experienced in engineering methods and tools for elaborating system requirements.
* Experience in Service Based Design and Delivery
* Experienced in engineering methods and tools for system modelling (SysML)
* Familiar with tactical network infrastructures including networks, radios and system management considerations.