Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead

Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead

Job Title: Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896988_1603881390
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 28, 2020 10:36

Job Description

Your experience of System Engineering, Systems Integration, Certification and Validation activities will help you to support the Chief Platform Integrator with the oversight & delivery of Certification & compliance activities in supporting the clearing of systems onto fixed and rotary wing platforms. As a Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead you will lead a small team supporting Design Certification and release to service of the integrated weapon systems.

You will have an exciting opportunity to work for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise, whilst working closely with Customers to achieve evidence acceptance, gaining visibility and recognition through delivery of key contractual milestones. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.

About the job:

Our client currently requires a Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead to lead a small team delivering Certification & compliance activities in supporting the integration of weapon systems onto air platforms. The job will include;
*Design Certification and Release to Service activities including but not limited to;
oManagement of Weapon System Design Proving Plan,
oGeneration of Design Verification Plan,
oGeneration of Compliance Matrix.
*Co-ordinating a range of subject matter experts both within and externally to address and resolve Certification and validation related issues.
*Represent the Platform Integration Team at the Design Monthly Review (DMR) with the design community.
*Deputise for the CPI as when needed in attendance of meetings, generation of documentation etc.
*People Management - Management of two staff including development, progression and reporting responsibilities.
*Work Package Management - Management of Certification & any other assigned Work Packages to define the requirement, identify the resource and manage delivery of the work package. This will include monthly reporting of the work package to project seniors.

About you:
As a Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead you will probably have previous experience of System Engineering, Systems Integration, Certification and Validation activities. Other skills include:
*Preference is for someone with Certification Experience within the Defence industry.
*Someone with a 'can do attitude' who proactively identifies issues and engages with stakeholders at peer and at senior level.
*Someone who can juggle multiple workloads and priorities to deliver high quality output on time.
*Someone who can manage own output and that of the Certification and validation team, in support of the objectives of the wider integration team.
*The candidate must be able to communicate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and will gain experience of the end-user/customer environment.
Specific Knowledge and Experience
*Knowledge of the defence regulatory framework such as Defence Standard (DEF-STAN 59-411, 59-114, DEF-STAN 00-970).
*Knowledge of Product life cycle.
*Knowledge of Weapon Systems, Munitions, aircraft avionics and 1760/1553 protocol.
*Knowledge of Verification, Validation and certification BMS would be desirable.
*Experience of using Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements (DOOR) would be desirable.

Platform Integration Certification & Validation Lead
Up to £36,000 - £48,000

Keywords: Design Certification, Integration, Verification, Validation, Trial clearance, Missile, System certification, Platform integration, Flight clearance, Design certificates, Stakeholders, Weapon system, System, Sub-system.

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.