Head of Functional Development

Head of Functional Development

Job Title: Head of Functional Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896980_1603361053
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 22, 2020 11:04

Job Description

Your experience of People and Technical Management (ideally of systems engineering projects) and appreciation of hardware/software development and qualification, will help you to lead delivery of a system for the Command & Control and Ground Communication Subsystems on a very significant programme which will deliver a new capability to UK armed forces, at a critical phased in its development.

As the Head of Functional Development you will have the opportunity to work on a major program for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.

About the job:

Our client requires a Head of Functional Development to manage the delivery of additional functionality for the Command and Control (C2) Subsystem, the Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment (TEWA) unit and the Ground Communication Subsystem (GCS). These items comprise hardware and software and the role includes the overall system definition.

The role holder will manage the remaining functional development to completion, support the qualification of the weapon system into service, and support future export campaigns for the weapon system.

You will work on a highly innovative product and programme that required the implementation of a 'rapid delivery' culture, process and methodology. The team will need to deliver the C2 subsystem, which is the heart of the weapon system; the GCS, which provides the communications network for the weapon system; and the TEWA unit that informs the higher-level planning as to the capability available.

About you:
As a Head of Functional Development, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
*Strong People and Technical Management skills and experience
*Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering and Rhapsody
*An understanding of hardware / software development and qualification and experience working with software teams
*Customer liaison / management experience
*Ability to deliver under a complex programme with many stakeholders, and frequently changing priorities.
*A good appreciation of Systems Design core skills.

Head of Functional Development
Up to £45,000 - £56,000

Keywords: People management, Technical Management, Systems Engineer, Systems Architecture, Lifecycle, V-lifecycle, Design, Systems Design, MBSE, Model-based systems engineering, Rhapsody, Software, Hardware, Development, Qualification, Defence, Military, Army, Maritime, Land, Air, Sea.

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.

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, to SC level.

This is a permanent position.

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