Equipment Requirements Authority (Detector Sub-assemblies)

Equipment Requirements Authority (Detector Sub-assemblies)

Job Title: Equipment Requirements Authority (Detector Sub-assemblies)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + negotiable + generous benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896819_1593699684
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2020 15:21

Job Description

My client, a world leader in the defence sector, requires a Detector Sub-assembly Equipment Requirements Authority to join their Weapons Systems team, developing a sub-system for product integration, an opportunity to be part of the rapid life cycle of the system, from initial demonstrator through to qualification and production activities.

Equipment Requirements Authority (Detector Sub-assemblies)
The role is for an Equipment Requirements Authority for the Infrared Imager Detector Sub-assembly. Within the latest product design iteration, the integrated detector and cooling assembly (IDCA) will be redesigned by the supplier and delivered back into the programme. This role is an opportunity to manage the delivery of the IDCA from the supplier in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities will include:
*Defining and agreeing the IDCA technical requirements and associated development programme in conjunction with the wider project team.
*Preparation of documentation required to support placement and ongoing management of delegated work packages.
*Review and acceptance of deliverable documentation, concessions, compliance statements, performance reports, etc. pertaining to the IDCA and associated test equipment.
*Technical and Programme Management of the external subcontract.
*Task package planning and reporting including ensuring Primavera plans are available to support critical path and earned value analysis.
*Ensuring the application of relevant company, National and International policies and standards.
*This role will interact with both the programme, as well as the EO Seeker & Sensors technical function, and so offers the opportunity for wider visibility across the Technical and Operations Directorates.

This is a great opportunity to experience a broader view of the development process through interaction with Systems Designers, Technical Experts, Chief Engineers and Suppliers. There will also be career development opportunities to Team Leader and beyond to CDE.

To be considered for this role, applicants will ideally be qualified to degree level in a relevant Physics or engineering based subject, with knowledge and experience in the delivery of a subsystem programme and the ability to technically & programmatically manage internal & sub-contract activities, with specific experience in IR (infrared) or similar types of technologies.

You will have:
*Experience with good engineering practices, such as requirements definition, design certification & validation, and configuration control.
*Awareness of system design & integration challenges.
*Awareness of the electro-optic imager topic; both from a theoretical understanding of EO radiation, propagation and detection principles, and also the practical understanding of EO system design constraints.
*Awareness of safety and infosec related aspects pertaining to (missile) sub-system architectures.
*Strong communication / facilitation skills, with the ability to form positive relationships with supplier, whilst holding them accountable to their contractual obligations.
*Ideally experience in engineering design and analysis tools (e.g. 3D CAD, MATLAB) and configuration and requirements management tools such as TeamCenter PDM and DOORS.

Equipment Requirements Authority (Detector Sub-assemblies)
Circa £40-55k DOE plus paid overtime (subject to level), bonus and excellent benefits

Key Skills: Equipment Requirements Authority, Requirements, Requirements Definition, Infrared, IR, EO, Electro-optics, Seeker, Detector, Subsystems Delivery, Subcontract.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position.

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