Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
07 Mar 2019
Closes
06 Apr 2019
Ref
P7548F
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen to be a systems engineering capability leader in our dynamic UK Systems Design: Capability Department, leading the development of Systems Engineering technical capability and providing Systems Engineering expertise to strategic international change programmes and Complex Weapons development projects across the MBDA UK portfolio of products.
What are we looking for?
  • Expert Systems Engineering Leader with a sound understanding of state of the art systems engineering tools and techniques and their application in the systems engineering domain.
  • Significant experience of full lifecycle issues from concept through to disposal on major projects and significant understanding of design for cost and the effect of through life cost issues.
  • Capable of working autonomously and proactively whilst dealing with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills are essential
  • Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, plus a number of years relevant experience (not including initial graduate training or the equivalent if an external recruit)
  • Up to date knowledge of all issues in relevant specialist area(s)
The Role
This is a leadership role in a department responsible for understanding current and emerging Systems Engineering best practice, applying this knowledge appropriately in the context of MBDA’s development programmes, and supporting project teams and practitioners in the application of the appropriate methods. This includes leading the development of the overall competency profile of Systems Engineers across the System Design & Validation function.
Key individual responsibilities include:
  • Act as an expert on all aspects of systems engineering and provide projects with access to such expertise.
  • Provide support to technical reviews and investigations to projects
  • Assessing current expertise relating to core Systems Engineering techniques and developing/delivering process improvement and behavioural change to teams.
  • Supporting implementation of international alignment on Systems Engineering knowledge and expertise (International and National based)
  • Ability to understand and implement MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) concepts, tools and technologies into practising projects.
  • Ensuring consideration of a full lifecycle approach to the design of weapon systems into project teams.
  • Generation and delivery of training and education to material to project teams on a national and international level.
  • Carry out investigations into a full range of problems, issues or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team.
  • Keep up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required.
  • Lead, Manage and report against the departments work programmes, including analysis of risk, to ensure the department delivers its accountabilities including, on occasion, deputising for the Head of Department.
What’s in it for you?
This is a senior and critical role in a, fast-moving critical capability department you will:
  • Lead a variety of projects and cross functional activities, liaising and collaborating with key stakeholders at all levels of the business.
  • Network and lead exchanges with external professional bodies, peer organisations and academia.
  • Collaborate with teams in MBDA France, Italy and Germany, to share, leverage and implement coherent approaches. This will involve international meetings and international travel.
  • Make a significant contribution to enhancing Systems Engineering in MBDA UK and your own Systems Engineering expertise.
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills thorough occasionally deputising for the Head of Department and leading wider departmental activities (including Functional Capability Skills and Operational Development and Knowledge Management)
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a team of experienced Systems Engineers who have genuine passion and enthusiasm for Systems Engineering.  They continually develop and readily share their knowledge and understanding of Systems Engineering methods and tools, specifically in a challenge model-driven context.
  • The team have developed and continue to develop excellent working relationships with projects, other functions and key stakeholders across the business both in MBDA UK and the wider MBDA international group business
  • The team have real impact on the delivery of critical strategic programmes such as the current Model-based Engineering enhancement and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) programmes enabling collaborative model-based engineering across the MBDA enterprise.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
     
Please Note: MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
 
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