Principal ILS Engineer

Ceema Recruitment
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal ILS Engineer needed for a world leading defence programme, within out top 5 UK defence client we are seeking a Principal ILS Engineer to work on a number of high value defence and aerospace programmes.

Principal ILS Engineer
Vacancy Details
Principal ILS Engineer

Job Description and Skills
Our client requires a SE (Supportability Engineering) ILS Engineer to be part of all supportability aspects within the S3 (UK) (Support and Services Solutions) business.
The ILS engineer will be part of the team responsible for ensuring that the support approach on our programmes, both current and future are fully understood and are consistent with our high standards and provides what our customers need.
Key Responsibility Areas
The ILS Engineer will be responsible for:
Carrying out SEI capability within S3 as directed by SEI Manager. Ensuring that the current capability meets the program needs and delivering the future capability required by the business.
Working with the SEI Manager to continuously improve programme performance and identify future opportunities.
Together with the S3 Manager, demonstrate to the wider S3 audience, both within and to the wider support forums, the capability which shows why S3 should be continually looked upon as subject matter experts in the field. The wider strategy being to attract support business from both internal and external customers.
Negotiating with supplier and partners to enhance our capability
Negotiating with customers to ensure that we understand their needs and address them
Supporting bid submissions – both technical input and review.
Adhering to and helping to enhance the SEI process within S3 – tailoring the company process to meet the S3 needs.
Ensuring that the correct tools are available within S3 to enable us to meet our commitments efficiently.
Providing technical guidance as an ILS expert.
Should be familiar with Def. Stan. 0600 and the Defence Logistics Framework.
Be familiar with use of AR&M tools within the company, including DRACAS, FMECA & RCM
Attend Programme Design Reviews; to ensure ILS project drivers are fully understood, considered, and the impacts of any associated risks are reduced.
Support to Programme Management by producing ILS engineering plans, Basis of Estimates, Key Performance Targets and Statements of Work.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
An established expert in the supportability discipline or on a path to becoming one.
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (or equivalent) with experience of working on projects with a significant support element or equivalent working experience.
Has an understanding that the boundaries are always moving and with a desire to keep learning and contribute as a team with the SEI Manager to pushing the boundaries. A constructive innovator in their own right.
Has knowledge of latest modelling tools and techniques. An expert knowledge of OPUS10 and SIMLOX would be an advantage.
An ability to communicate clearly to negotiate and listen.

Intrinsic Factors
The S3 (UK) business is geographically dispersed and this will necessitate significant travel within the United Kingdom and occasional overseas travel

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