Head of Modelling and Performance

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Head of Modelling and Performance

Salary:£55000 - £65000 per annum
Location:Stevenage, Hertfordshire, South East, England
Consultant:Neil Tovey
Telephone:01202 204099
Your experience of Program and Technical Management (ideally of systems engineering projects) and appreciation of defence systems, will help you to lead and drive a medium sized team through the remaining development and certification activities.

As the Head of Modelling and Performance you will work 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 Modelling and Performance to manage and lead the Seeker team working on the development of complex algorithms and subsystem models. We are looking for an experienced Systems engineer with strengths in team leadership and delivery to drive a medium sized team through the remaining development and certification activities.

Through your leadership, the seeker team will develop algorithms and the modelling framework required to produce software, as well as predict seeker performance alongside an integrated missile model. You will also be involved in developing scene generation capabilities, defining studies to explore the performance envelope, and bringing algorithm development through its full life cycle – including auto-coding for delivery.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of other activities within the programme including supporting field trials and helping to craft the company’s industrial capabilities. There are numerous progression opportunities available, as well as interaction with partners across a dynamic multi-national and multi-discipline engineering team on two missile programmes.

About you:
As a Head of Modelling and Performance, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • Experience of managing and delivering systems engineering work packages
  • Share best practise across the programme and department to ensure efficient, coherent and clear model deliveries in to high profile missile programmes
  • Encourage innovation – for example improved agile methods, process improvements, auto-coding firmware and preparation for use of machine learning / AI.
  • Lead the technical development of the Seeker performance on cutting edge hardware. Bring your experience and insights to accelerate development.
  • To bridge gaps between different specialist skill groups to deliver coherent and complete performance models
  • Strong stakeholder management to deputise for senior leadership and represent the overall seeker team when required
  • Strong programme management skills – including budgets, risks and opportunities

Head of Modelling and Performance
Up to £55,000 - £65,000
  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking, gym onsite at Stevenage and more!
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role
Keywords: People management, Technical Management, Systems Performance, Weapon systems, 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, Algorithms, Modelling, Field trials, Scene generation.
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.
Neil Tovey