Deputy Chief Engineer

Location: Hampshire, England Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Alii Thorogood

Deputy Chief Engineer


Deputy Chief Engineer needed for a leading Defence and Aerospace organisation based in Hampshire who are looking to employ an experienced Deputy Chief Engineer with experience in assisting to manage the full life-cycle of engineering programmes.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Deputy Chief Engineer will include:

  • Act as deputy to the Chief Engineer for system-level engineering, collaborating with Integrated Product Team leads. Tasking will be provided by Chief Engineer, and Engineering Management.

    Specific tasks will include:
    • Leading teams to resolve specific issues at a system level in support of Integrated Product Team (IPT) leads, to include recommending where teams are needed.
    • Deputising for Chief Engineer and Tactical Systems Lead, in accordance with authorised delegation list.
    • Deputising for System Engineering CAM, WPM for assigned WP's
    • Participation at technical meetings, as a technical reviewer, including IPT Leadership weekly, SEIT, Schedule Reviews, Proposal Reviews, Risk Reviews, CCB, Programme Integration Team Working Group, IPT Meeting as requested by IPT Leads or Chief Engineer.
    • System Requirements: Provide oversight to requirements management activities and system engineering tools/infrastructure activities, including evolution of the capability from requirements definition into qualification.
    • Airworthiness: Provide signatory support to Chief Engineer including review of airworthiness documentation.
    • Safety engineering: Provide oversight to system safety activities and ensure coherence between the safety case and the design.
    • Security engineering: Provide oversight to system security activities and ensure coherence between the security plans and the design.
    • Software engineering: Provide oversight to system software activities coherent with wider system engineering tasks.
    • Modelling and simulation: Provide oversight to modelling and simulation tasks, ensuring that representation of MCSP within system models is appropriate.

What you need to be the successful Deputy Chief Engineer:

In order to be the successful Deputy Chief Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Performed effectively in a significant role on an engineering programme, including integration, test, and delivery
  • Experience of Multi-functional team leadership
  • Excellent customer relationship management skills
  • Experience of hardware & integration of hardware into systems
  • A proven track record as a major contributor on successful programmes.

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy Chief Engineer 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!

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