Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit

Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit

Job Title: Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Reference: 895077_1534431247
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 16, 2018 15:54

Job Description

Our client is the leading independent centre of engineering systems, design, design support and technical services for defence, energy, transport and infrastructure customers. From concept to acquisition support, they are known for their innovation, expertise and ability to tackle the most complex issues. Your background in Systems Engineering methodologies, and experience of Project Management and managing technical staff, will help you to make an immediate impact as Head of the Systems Engineering Business Unit.

Job description
Due to an internal promotion, we are currently looking for a strong systems and project and staff manager to work as Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit providing a range of feasibility, design and engineering services to clients. You will also actively contribute as a member of the management team to support realisation of the Vision and Objectives and meet targets through development of Strategic options and deployment of tactical actions.
The role is based in Bath, but you would manage around 20 staff based in Bath, Weymouth, and a number of client sites.

The Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit is accountable for delivering the Systems Engineering Unit performance. This includes:
*Providing effective leadership, guidance and motivation of the Systems Engineering Business Unit;
*Developing and deployment of Systems Engineering services to internal and external customers;
*Delivering business unit targets;
*Resource co-ordination with the Resource Management team;
*Developing and motivating a team of System Engineers to work diligently towards the Business Unit, Business Line and Company objectives;
*Delivering across the business lifecycle:
oUnderstanding, developing and delivering new business via pro-active engagement with the sales and marketing function;
oSustain existing revenue streams;
oEnsuring Business Unit projects/programmes are delivered to time, quality and within budget; working closely with contract managers, project managers, project controllers and resource managers to ensure contractual and financial performance.
oProviding actual and forecast information about performance against objectives and associated risks and issues.
The Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit is responsible for;
*Ensuring compliance with quality assurance, Health & Safety, legal and corporate standards;
*Working with other Business Units/Lines to ensure our business offering to Customers is complete and coherent;
*Supporting Senior Management with the business strategies and planning processes.

To be successful in the Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit role you will need the following:
*A demonstrable understanding and experience of the application of Systems Engineering methodologies, process and toolsets to related Design and Engineering activities.
*Chartered Engineer status or equivalent
*Experience of successfully managing high calibre technical staff
*Sound experience of Project Management techniques and practices
*Excellent communication skills at all levels
*Good negotiating and influencing skills
*A strategic perspective with the ability to forward plan and develop new business ideas is a must for this role

Role: Head of Systems Engineering Business Unit
Location: Bath
Type: Permanent
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000

Systems, Engineering, Systems engineer, Design, Management, Staff management, Project management, Business development, Feasibility, Enterprise, Targets.

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 role is permanent.

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