Obsolescence Engineer

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Aaron Stone

Obsolescence Engineer


Obsolescence Engineer required to join a globally established defence company in the Hampshire area. The Obsolescence Engineer will be supporting the Obsolescence team by providing Logistics Engineering support across the business. Ideally looking for a candidate with a few years experience from a defence or aerospace background.

On offer for the Obsolescence Engineer:

- Competitive salary up to £40,000

- Attractive benefits package that includes a 3 day weekend every 2 weeks.

- Career progression

Responsibilities of the Obsolescence Engineer include:

- Provide ILS knowledge to support the development of support solutions in support of UK programmes.

- Conduct of a range of Obsolescence engineering analyses and the resolution of obsolescence issues to support programmes and bids.

- Carry out the resolution process for all the obsolescence queries raised against products.

- Review Bills of Material, perform electronic component obsolescence analysis and COTS market analysis and present findings to management and customer

- Support the development of sustainment strategies including identification of alternate sources, items and modernization requirements.

- Identify and analyse support requirements from customer documentation such as the URD, SRD, SOW or SOR.

- Support the delivery and implementation of ILS activities including preparation of Support Plans (e.g. ISP, LSAP and other Element Plans), provide support to the design and development of Support Solutions

- Support the development of ILS bid documentation in support of proposal activities for military and commercial projects in accordance with the associated standards and guidance.

- Provide support to the design, management and implementation of ILS for current and future programmes.

- Understand and apply the principles of ILS standards including Def Stan 00-600, JSP886 and other equivalent standards.

- Carry out support analysis in sufficient detail to influence system design; conduct analysis and trade-off among architecture design alternatives.

- The creation of Basis of Estimates and associated programmes of work to develop the Support solutions.

- Understand the influence of Logistics analysis, Spares Modelling & Simulation in providing recommendations for spares and stocking solutions based on optimising Availability and Life Cycle Cost

- Provide ILS Support to the development of associated specialist support products

Required skillset for the Obsolescence Engineer:

- Understanding of ILS specifications and standards including Def Stan 00-600 and JSP886

- Knowledge, experience and application of ILS disciplines

- Knowledge of Obsolescence management and the application of BS EN 62402:2007

- Previous work experience, preferably in the aerospace sector

- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and work well in a team environment

- Knowledge of electronic components and associated industry

Desired skills for the Obsolescence Engineer:

- Knowledge and experience of Helicopter Systems and Maritime capabilities

- Experience in R&M analysis, including FMECA, in support of the system design process and development of the R&M Case.

- Awareness of Software support planning and analysis.

- Experience of Logistics modelling

- Knowledge of Service Management techniques for service management projects, including use of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) methods.

- Knowledge of Training Needs Analysis (TNA), HFI, S&E.

All candidates going forward for the position must be eligible for Security Clearance.

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