Mechanical Team Lead - Weapon Systems

Mechanical Team Lead - Weapon Systems

Job Title: Mechanical Team Lead - Weapon Systems
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895745_1554192099
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 02, 2019 09:01

Job Description

Are you looking to join a world-leading organisation in the defence sector that will offer you excellent support and corporate benefits? Our client is a leading multi-national defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. At present the company employs well in excess of 10,000 staff worldwide and continues to grow in parallel with the demand for their highly regarded services.

You will have the potential to work on multi-national projects with associated international travel, whilst developing design solutions for the next generation of defence systems.

We currently have an opportunity for a Mechanical Team Lead for Weapon Systems, based in Stevenage.

As a Mechanical Team Lead you will be responsible for the delivery of all mechanical activities (Design, Development and Proving) within a multi-disciplinary equipment team whilst providing support and guidance to a team of experienced and less experienced staff taking responsibility for their development and the development of engineering tools and processes associated with the mechanical design of weapon systems.

Your job role and responsibilities will include:

Planning, leading and control of engineering processes and activities to ensure delivery to agreed business need.
Develop, maintain and control the technical interface to customers, suppliers and collaborators to ensure effective and swift resolution of technical issues and to deliver defined support and other contractual commitments to customers.
Oversee the development of specifications and the preparation of complex and business critical engineering designs.
Manage assigned budgets and associated risk.
Manage and report against the team's work programmes, including analysis of risk, to ensure the team delivers its accountabilities.
Coaching/Mentoring - support to staff members.
Promotion cases - support to sector lead in identifying/managing talent.
Define and communicate team goals/objectives, give clear vision for the team and explain how each individual contributes to achieving that vision.
Nurture a spirit of teamwork and celebrate team successes.

It is essential that you have the following Qualifications and Skills:

Ideally Degree/HND/HNC qualified plus significant experience of leading teams to deliver significant mechanical engineering work packages.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business
Have the awareness and understanding of cultural differences with the ability to adapt accordingly.
You will have a willing, helpful attitude, a calm professional manner, and the ability to assess and set priorities and deal with multiple issues on a regular basis.
An understanding of structural/thermal/dynamic analysis would be advantageous.

Job Title:Mechanical Team Lead - Weapon Systems
Salary:Up to £55,000pa + excellent bonus + excellent benefits
Location:Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Job ID:895745


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 these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. 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 submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

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