Functional Lead - Systems

Functional Lead - Systems

Job Title: Functional Lead - Systems
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Loudwater, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895977_1560789087
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 17, 2019 17:31

Job Description

Your knowledge of Systems Engineering and strong experience of program and team leadership / management, will play a crucial role in the development of our clients in-house systems design capability. As Functional Lead you will manage a team of 40+ systems engineers and sonar analysts across three sites and take on key senior project delivery roles.

This role is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and managerial skills while retaining your technical expertise and further developing them. You will be at the leading edge of technological innovation, responsible for the efficient manufacture of the next generation of high integrity electronic systems for the defence and maritime industries. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant environment.

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About the Role:

The client requires a Functional Lead - Systems the support team leads on each sites, developing the team to ensure the business has adequate skills, engineering processes and appropriate resources to deliver its strategic objectives. The job includes;
*The line management of all engineers/analysts within the Systems Function and allocation of resources to projects.
*Ensuring the system team delivers systems engineering work packages on time and to budget
*The efficient and cost effective delivery of system engineering tasks by his/her team
*Supporting Project Engineering Leads (PELs), Engineering Managers (EMs) and Capability Managers (CMs) in defining and leading the systems engineering activities of all projects and bids
*Developing of best practice and a set of systems engineering processes that focus on adding value over cost
*Coaching and the development of the systems engineering team (also includes line managers)

The Functional Lead will be responsible for:
*Managing a functional group, its resources (forward load, resource conflict resolution…), knowledge, skills, processes, procedures and tools to align with the current and future business needs.
*Interfacing with other departments (such as Programmes, Sales & Marketing and Operations) to ensure efficient and seamless cross departmental working practices.
*Generation or approval of bid estimates within the Systems Function.
*Development and execution of a functional strategy against the company strategic plan.
*Ensuring effective and proactive recruitment of new talents in the function with HR support.
*Developing outsourcing, partnering and agency relationship.
*Interfacing with other engineering Functions (such as electrical/electronics, software, mechanical and support) to ensure efficient working practices with focus on overall system delivery.
*Providing Functional representation at internal and external design reviews.
*Identifying and helping manage risk within the Function, and as applied to projects.

About You:

To be suitable for the Functional Lead - Systems role, you will need to be, educated to Degree level or equivalent experience in an Engineering or Computer Science related discipline and have solid previous Systems Engineering experience of the whole development lifecycle (as PEL or SDA) ideally within a defense environment with up to date knowledge of Engineering best practices, methodologies, processes and tools. You will need good experience of line management for a team of 20+ engineers and/or multiple teams, and be proficient with MS Office (Visio, Project, Word, Excel), DOORS. Windchill & IFS experience desirable.

Functional Lead - Systems
Loudwater / Greenford / Weymouth
Salary Negotiable

Keywords: Systems engineer, Team Lead, Requirements, Analysis, Design, Review and Verification, V&V, DOORS, V-model, Lifecycle.

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 sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this 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 is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.