Chief Engineer

Cirrus Selection Limited
Bedfordshire, UK
13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Working with a global defence leader, we are currently recruiting for a Chief Engineer who will be working on a range of long term national and international projects. This role will see you work across the entire spectrum of systems engineering activities in order to design, integrate and deliver real systems

You will have demonstrable experience of delivering and managing Large Complex Engineering programs and overseeing Engineering activities within one or more areas relating to Radar Systems, Weapon Systems, Tactical Datalink, RF Data, Military Communications.

As the Chief Engineer, you will manage, lead and govern the Engineering activities across the business area, throughout the Engineering lifecycle, liaising with interfacing functions, Suppliers and Customers, and delivering compliant products on-time and to schedule.

Chief Engineer responsibilities:

* Responsible for the Technical Delivery of the Program, including understanding the overall technical requirement of the program, leading the design and development of all the Engineering activities in order to deliver that requirement.

* Govern all the Engineering activities, ensuring decisions are made accurately and swiftly on the data that is available, always with Safety in mind

* Deliver the program by delegating through leads and taking advice from SMEs

* Leading and Managing a Complex System through a large team for the entire Engineering Lifecycle.

* Work with potential suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product

* Understand the impact of the Subsystems on overall system behaviour and performance

* Technically review and challenge suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.

* Understand nuances of system limitations and behaviours at system level.

* Undertake technical trade studies

* Lead and Manage an appropriate set of sub-system requirements and ICD for Subsystems

* Determine applicability of, and compliance to, all product related legislation and standards in order to support certification.

Chief Engineer skills and qualifications

* Experience of leading through the life of a large-scale systems development programme, ideally in the command and control domain

* Experience of delivering complex systems development in the defence sector

* Previous systems engineering experience

* Technical programme governance experience

* Proven people leadership skills

* Knowledge of Comms & RF Network Architectures

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a Chief Engineer position that will have a significant impact on the successful delivery of business critical programmes both now and in the future.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment

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