Electromagnetics Group Team Leader
Electromagnetics Group Leader
Do you have a real passion for electromagnetics and test environments? Would you like to actively support the development of the Low Observable (LO) aspects of our current and next generation airborne platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Signature Measurement Electromagnetics Group Leader at our Warton site. 'Signature' refers to the Low Observability (Stealth) of a platform in the RF and IR sections of the Electromagnetic spectrum.
The Team you will manage is responsible for Radio Frequency (RF) measurements (Radar Cross Section and RF Materials Characterisation) and Infra-red measurements on various Air Sector programmes as well as 3rd party work from other parts of the company and beyond.
As an Electromagnetics Group Leader, you will be working within a specialist team where you will enhance your experience and expertise and manage a number of specialist and non-specialist engineers in modelling / measurement / test environments, ensuring delivery of trials data for small and large test object, characterising their stealth performance, maintaining facilities and enhancing our measurement capabilities to time / quality / cost.
The role also involves taking responsibility for the maintenance / capability / training and safe operation of relevant facilities whilst ensuring accurate spend and programme controls are in place throughout.
You will be provided with the opportunity for exposure and experience across electromagnetics engineering as well as the potential for exposure to other parts of the wider test and evaluation organisation. The role is a very wide ranging role and the Signature Measurement Group Leader will work closely with other Group Leaders and the Engineering Manager along with multiple functions and multiple disciplines both on and off site.
The role sits within a stable team of 25+ electromagnetic engineers which has evolved its knowledge base over many years of test and evaluation activities across multiple programmes of work.
Your main responsibilities as a Electromagnetics Group Leader will involve:
- Delivery of the team objectives in accordance with time, cost and quality coupled with commercial awareness and effect on external cost and revenue.
- Managing design and development of our products using EM modelling / measurement techniques.
- Managing the maintenance, safe operation and development of our capabilities (e.g. test facilities, IT infrastructure and IT toolsets).
- Managing the specification and procurement of new or replacement capabilities.
- Guiding and mentoring across the team.
Your skills and qualifications:
Ideally, you will have a degree in one of the following - Physics, Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Computational Modelling, Systems Engineering. Additional relevant knowledge, experience and product expertise can offset the normal qualification requirements through direct Electromagnetics related experience and / or working with aircraft or similar programmes in a modelling / measurement / certification environment.
The above skills must be coupled with good leadership skills, team-working, delegation/mentoring, personal time management and general communication abilities.
Experience within an engineering industry background and an ability to work flexibility to support all team objectives when required.
You should be well versed with the overall systems engineering lifecycle and associated cost and schedule monitoring methodologies.
Possess a strong aptitude for problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision-making.
Familiar with IT Tools e.g. Microsoft Office, CAD systems, control software.
- Management experience in a test environment and knowledge of maintaining facilities / capabilities in a safe manner.
- Experience and background understanding of CAD and materials measurement from component to air platform level.
- Demonstrable knowledge and management experience in Radar and / or Infared theory, design and / or measurement.
What we're looking for in you:
You will must have a desire for personal learning and development, you must be willing to adapt, work outside of your comfort zone. You will possess the ability to operate in a large, complex multi-project environment and appreciate the need to help out in other areas of the company at short notice.
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems Air
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