Systems Engineering Team Leader - Major Air Programmes

Luton, UK
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Luton team is looking for a Systems Engineering Team Leader who has the proven ability and experience to lead the development of conceptual system designs, relating to future airborne sensor and communication system capabilities.

Working at a senior level within a multi-disciplined team, you will provide technical leadership and coordination for the systems engineering design activities, including architecture development, operating environment analysis, and trade-off studies. You should be familiar with the full product lifecycle but with particular focus on early lifecycle phases and have a strong aptitude for leadership, problem-solving and decision-making.

We will support your continuing professional development with both formal and informal training opportunities.

We work in a modern, flexible environment that aims to accommodate your personal needs wherever possible.

Key Responsibility Areas

You should have experience of people management and technical leadership, as well as the proven ability to deliver to agreed cost, schedule, and quality performance targets.

Your role will require you to develop excellent working relationships with our customers and therefore an element of travel within the UK and abroad is to be anticipated.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

You should have as a minimum an undergraduate degree in Engineering or related scientific discipline, alongside proven experience of:
  • Developing conceptual designs for integrated airborne sensor systems
  • Assessing sensor system operational environments
  • Understanding of EW technology, performance, operational capabilities, and use.
  • Influencing requirements and design decisions
  • Working across the full engineering lifecycle
  • Managing all levels of requirements to enable design and development decisions
  • Implementing and leading engineering lifecycle processes and reporting on key measures
  • Team leadership and/or mentoring of junior personnel
  • Planning and coordination of personnel and/or technical activities
  • Working with and influencing key project stakeholders
  • Developing and executing engineering plans, including the capture and management of risk
  • Supporting the provision of cost/schedule estimates and performing peer review for others
  • Manage and deliver WPs to cost, schedule, and quality requirements, iaw engineering processes and engineering plans
  • Manage the workload and performance of team members
  • Manage the Team's capability provision (size/skill/experience)
  • Support Team/Function growth via recruitment or related activities
  • Actively support knowledge sharing and exploitation of best practice

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