Lead Engineer - Systems

Lead Engineer - Systems

Job Title: Lead Engineer - Systems
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895269_1565627164
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
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Job Published: August 12, 2019 17:26

Job Description

Your knowledge of Systems Engineering and strong experience of team leadership / management, will play a crucial part leading an engineering development project of a large size and level of complexity, responsible for technical and process compliance, recurring and non-recurring costs, adherence to agreed program and project milestones throughout the project life cycle. As a Lead Engineer - Systems, you will lead a multidisciplinary team of more than 10 engineers (internal or subcontractors) across engineering disciplines as appropriate to the program to deliver customer expectations.

You will be at the leading edge of technological innovation, working for an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defence markets. They are focusing on Vertical Take-off and landing light jets, UAV's and urban mobility solutions that will revolutionize the way we fly. 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 Lead Engineer - Systems to be responsible for Leading a multidisciplinary team of more than 10 engineers (internal or subcontractors) across engineering disciplines as appropriate to the program to deliver customer expectations.
Example of projects: Product development project, System design and verification work-package. The job includes;
Responsible for the technical definition of the System / Product :
*Ensure that the product is safe and fit for purpose.
*Ensure that the product design maturity is in line with process.
*Ensure that all technical choices are supported by appropriate group (experts, peers, audit team)
*Stakeholder Management of Customer, Divisional and Site Leaders
*Ensure that the Product Life cycle documentation is produced and meets requirements
*Oversee, check & verify & approve design calculations and technical proposals
*Fully responsible for the technical integrity of products, systems and sub-systems on a programme/s
*Lead relevant technical root cause analysis

Project Management and reporting
*Organise and lead the project in collaboration with Technical Project Manager or Programme Management
*Provide accurate estimation of engineering tasks
*Manage risk
*Identify resourcing requirements and maintain the project plan in line with assigned resources
*Ensure project deliverables are delivered to the agreed timescale

Management of project spend more £3m in accordance with budget
*Management of sub-contracted work; Manage definition of Statements Of Work for sub-contract work, Track and support supplier progress, Review and approve supplier deliverables & Approval of sub-contractor time-sheets within the project team
*Ensure projects are delivered to financial targets for Engineering Non-Recurring Costs and Recurring Costs

Ensure project considers Design to Industrialisation (D2I) and Design For Manufacture (DFM)

Process Accountability
*Ensure traceability and compliance with Airworthiness and customer requirements
*Requirements capture and traceability, design validation and verification, design reviews etc.
*Deliver definition of and adherence to project milestones, both external and internal
*Support for operations; permits/concessions/PRs/Corrective actions etc.

Principal accountabilities:
*Provide 'peer review' advice, mentoring and leadership of less experienced engineers to help them in engineering design decisions across all relevant projects
*Authoring, reviewing, and approving engineering documentation in the related discipline
*Definition of project and resource plans to meet programme milestones and budget
*Delivering project(s) to budget and schedule
*Provision of status reporting and updates
*Ensure Product / System configuration is managed and maintained (e.g. permits/concessions/PRs etc.)
*Compiling and collating documentation for Safety of Flight / Certification

About You:

To be suitable for the Lead Engineer - Systems role, you will need to be educated to Degree in a related discipline or have equivalent experience with experience of successfully leading and delivering a cross-functional package of work. A sound understanding of a variety of design and development processes is needed with an ability to analyse and resolve complex safety critical problems by devising and negotiating creative and effective solutions. You will need to lead and coach teams, generate and maintain performance metrics and have experience of the Verification & Validation development cycle. Must be comfortable supporting new business growth, promoting capability to customers.

Lead Engineer - Systems
Salary Negotiable

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

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.