Capability Manager

Location: Weymouth, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Engineering, Defence, Nuclear Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: April Burton

Capability Manager

Salary Negotiable

Capability Manager needed for my client, a leading electronic engineering company. They provide a variety of electronic products for military applications including naval sonar and combat management systems, gun fire control systems and weapon interfacing electronics. I am looking for a Capability Manager with experience in Sonar design.
The successful Capability Manager will want to work for this client, not just because this is a fantastic opportunity. They also offer a wealth of benefits including:

* Salary and progression based on merit
* 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays
* Bonus Scheme based on company profits / cash targets
* Group Flexible Retirement Plan
* Life Assurance
* Flexible start/finish times
* Employee support helpline
* Sports and social clubs
* Flexible Select Benefits (choose from an extra list of benefits to personalise for yourself).

What the role entails

Some of the main duties of the Capability Manager will include:

* Capability planning and development of roadmaps to ensure that the Capability Area meets the relevant strategic objectives.
* Identifying competitive and technical threats to the successful realisation of the strategy and mitigate these where possible within the Capability Area.
* Engineering aspects of bids and proposals within the Capability Area.
* Identifying opportunities for, and securing external R&D funding to develop the Capability Area's product portfolio and ensure that business objectives are satisfied.
* Performing a System Design Authority role on nominated projects.
* Providing coaching and mentoring to allocated engineers, to develop engineering competence within the business.

What you need to be the successful Senior Software Engineer:

* Knowledge of Systems Engineering best practices and common pitfalls.
* Broad knowledge of Systems Engineering methodologies, processes and tools
* Working knowledge / appreciation of software electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering.
* Knowledge of fundamental commercial and financial issues.
* Knowledge of Naval Sonar domain
* Demonstrable experience of electronic system design/development preferably in the Defence Naval/Marine Domain.
* Familiarity with the whole system/product lifecycle.
* Experience of writing proposals
* System Design Authority experience
* Experienced in writing and managing requirements
* Experience of system design development
* Experience of leading design reviews

* Knowledge of Naval Sonar Design and/or Acoustic
Knowledge of the operational and organisation structure of the UK MOD
* Experience of developing technology road maps
* Experience in leading low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) studies
* Experienced in developing verification / validation / acceptance plans and procedures.

The successful candidate must have security (SC) clearance as a minimum (must only hold a British passport).

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Capability Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

Capability Manager

Salary Negotiable

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