Head of Weapon System Design Evolution, Performance & Requirements

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Head of Weapon System Design Evolution, Performance & Requirements

Salary:£55000 - £65000 per annum
Location: South West, England
Consultant:Neil Tovey
Telephone:01202 204099
Email:neil@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Your experience of Technical Management (ideally of systems engineering projects) and knowledge of Naval Weapon Systems, will help you to lead the technical elements of Domestic New Business activity for a high profile Weapon System.

As the Head of Weapon System Design Evolution, Performance and Requirements, 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 Weapon System Design Evolution, Performance and Requirements to be responsible for System Performance activity, and lead the management of Requirements across several key domestic and Export programmes. The role will also offer the opportunity to lead the Systems element of product design evolution, whilst providing technical support to both the Chief Systems Engineer and Chief Engineer.

The role has multiple responsibilities!
    • Responsible for leading the technical elements of all domestic new business activity, responsible for leading the bid work alongside a Programme Manager through to bid submission.
    • This role will require interaction with a wide variety of internal and external partners.
    • Product Evolution Technical Lead
    • Responsibilities will include the coordination of the Project route map for Product Evolution.
    • Requirements Manager (System and Sub-system)
    • Handling the System requirements and associated documentation and tools, and responsible for ensuring requirements are flowed down to Sub-System Design Authorities in a timely and coherent manner.
    • Responsible for Requirement Coherency both at System and sub-system level, across multiple domestic and export programmes.
    • This role will require engagement with the System Verification lead to ensure the verification strategy is maintained through the use of good requirements.
    • Supervise System Performance activity. This role is responsible for:
      • Coordination of planned modelling activity, communicating with the pan project Performance Lead to deliver performance evaluations as required.
      • Support to technical queries on System Performance and behaviours.
    • This role will also offer the opportunity to support the wider Weapon Systems team, whether providing direction and insight or supporting others to meet deliverable needs.
    • Systems support to the Chief Systems Engineer (CSE), advising on system design and functionality conflicts, whilst providing the CSE with support in the product’s development, technical risk areas and reporting.
       
About you:
As a Head of Weapon System Design Evolution, Performance and Requirements, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
    • System engineering background with an ability to understand hardware / software interactions.
    • Shown experience in Naval Weapon Systems.
    • Validated experience with eternal collaborator management within the defence community.
    • Understanding of Weapon System integration and operation on Naval Platforms.
    • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, essential to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in building cohesion in the relationships between the Systems team and various interfacing teams;
    • Evidence of an ability to manage work streams across several programmes, whilst providing clear direction and guidance to team members.
    • A candidate who has detailed understanding and validated experience of the Systems Engineering lifecycle including requirement elicitation, identifying and managing key design drivers, modification development and formal verification and certification.
    • Experience of managing technical work package delivery.
    • Ability to work proactively and flexibly; responding quickly when programme priorities change.
    • Experience in RTC & DOORS.
       
Head of Weapon System Design Evolution, Performance and Requirements
Bristol
Up to £55,000 - £65,000
Permanent
•           Company bonus (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
•           Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
•           Paid overtime (depending on level)
•           Up to 15 days flexi leave (depending on level)
•           25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
•           Possible relocation available
•           Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
•           Excellent career progression and development opportunities
 
Keywords: People management, Technical Management, Systems Performance, Weapon systems, Systems Engineer, Systems Architecture, Requirements, Certification, V&V, Verification, Validation, Lifecycle, V-lifecycle, Design, Systems Design, MBSE, Model-based systems engineering, RTC, DOORS, Software, Hardware, Development, Defence, Military, Maritime, Air, Sea.
 
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