ILS Manager

Cobham Plc
Dorset, UK
13 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Cobham Aviation Services UK has recently been awarded a contract for the design and development of a range of operational training electronic warfare pods by the MoD on behalf of NATO. This will provide realistic training in EW to the member countries, in order to be able to operate in a real time situation. Based in Bournemouth Airport, CAVs UK is actively recruiting for ILS Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for engineers looking to build on their current experience in an interesting and challenging area.

The prime location is the Cobham Aviation Services facility located at Christchurch, Dorset.

As the ILS Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Essential - extensive experience in all aspects of ILS (supportability analysis, AR&M analysis, planning and implementation of ISS).

Essential - understanding of CLS and availability-based ISS, performance metrics and KPIs

Desirable only

Experience of airborne electronic equipment projects from both hardware and software viewpoint

Experience of working with the military

Experience of airworthiness requirements and regulations

Experience within the defence industry or of working with defence contractors

Desirable - experience of Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment would be beneficial

Desirable - experience working to regulatory standards

Desirable - experience in the military, particularly with aircraft and avionics equipment

Desirable - experience of safety and environmental management

Desirable - understanding of project lifecycle management process
Personal Skills/Abilities

Skills to undertake the complete range of tasks within the role

The ability to undertake all aspects of ILS

Ability to work within a team and on own depending on project and size of task

Ability to engage with external and internal customers in professional manner in person and by phone

Flexibility to work away from home on customer sites in UK and abroad, typically for a few days and occasionally be for longer periods of up to a one week

Able to write formal reports and meeting minutes, which can be used both internally and with customers

Able to use departmental tools to carry out the tasks required, Excel, Word, HEAT help desk and understand and interpret Project schedules

Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues including apprentices and stakeholders
Educational Vocational Qualifications

Desirable: Degree level engineer preferred, but minimum HNC/HND engineering qualification with commensurate experience

As the ILS Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

ILS for EW systems.

ILS for potential customers of the equipment.

ILS for bids and proposals at Cobham Special Mission.

Develop ILS processes to ensure that the relevant requirements and ILS KPIs are being achieved

Perform detailed supportability analysis tasks.

Perform detailed availability, reliability and maintainability analysis tasks, including Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).

Produce and maintain ILS Plans (Integrated Support Plan, ILS Statement of Work and ILS element plans).

Produce and maintain ILS SOWs for subcontractors.

Manage subcontractor ILS deliverables.

Establish process for measuring and recording availability performance of equipment

Liaise with Cobham Special Mission technical publications, training, safety and environmental functions.

Liaise with Cobham Special Mission Technical Services organisation to establish In-Service Support (ISS) capability for the equipment.

Work as part of fully integrated project team.

Liaise with prime contractor and customer organisations.

Manage handover of ISS tasks to Support Manager.

Cobham Special Mission
Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.
We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.
Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.

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