Director of Systems Engineering

Location: Dorset, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: William Church

Director of Systems Engineering


Exciting Opportunity! Director of Systems Engineering needed for a world renown Aerospace and defence company based in Dorset, our client is looking to employ a competent and experienced Director of Systems Engineering with in-depth experience of delivering on a large-scale to cost, schedule and the required level of performance.

The successful Director of Systems Engineering will be working for an industry leading defence company that offers competitive salaries and progression based on merit. The candidate will want to work for this client not just because it is a great opportunity but also due to the wealth of benefits on offer; including:

  • 25 days holiday in addition to Bank Holidays
  • Bonus scheme based on company performance
  • Flexitime
  • Sports and social club memberships
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible benefits scheme that includes numerous options including:
  • Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Childcare Vouchers

+ Many more

As a Development Engineering Director your skills, qualifications and competencies will ideally include:

  • Deep discipline domain knowledge, with experience in the application of the discipline to the entire design life cycle from inception to delivery
  • Experience in managing a discipline engineering team with excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate progressive change in processes, practices and measures of performance
  • Degree in engineering (or demonstrated expertise/domain knowledge)
  • Understanding and experience of the practical implementation of systems engineering processes including: ARP4754 & ISO15288
  • A solid understanding and significant 'hands on' experience of environmental, functional and performance qualification & certification aspects of aerospace equipment & systems.

As a Development Engineer Director your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Lead and manage the functional excellence for the Systems Engineering and Design Verification discipline including: technical leadership; governance; quality of output; recruitment, performance management; professional development; competence; capability; reporting; budgets and KPIs for the discipline engineering team
  • Provide domain Subject Matter Expertise (Mechanical, Fluids, Avionics & Electrical) input into Integrated Project Teams and Product Development Teams
  • Own and action a functional People Plan to address, Talent, Recruitment, Succession
  • Ensure the discipline engineering team activities and output complies with company & legislative procedures, specifications and industry best practice
  • Ownership, delivery, development, deployment and maintenance of discipline engineering policy and processes which enable effective and efficient delivery of development programmes and for implementing System Design Review lifecycle practice
  • To develop and ensure consistent methodologies and tools are used throughout the discipline in line with the BMS process frameworks and the Engineering strategy
  • Identify areas for coordinated improvement, to improve engineering skills, processes, and knowledge for the discipline
  • To be the point of escalation; provide governance through approval/authorisation of deliverables and to provide Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE) signatory for the discipline
  • Secure external discipline service providers for work package outsource opportunities

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Systems Engineering specialist to progress their career. If you are interested apply as soon as possible, don't miss out!

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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