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System Design Authority

Location: Dorchester Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Defence, Engineering Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 8 days ago

System Design Authority

The System Design Authority will work with Product Managers in promoting the companies capabilities and in engaging with customers and wider stakeholders to develop and secure future business opportunities.

This will involve the analysis of requirements, the development of solution concepts and the translation of these concepts into high level architectural designs and system specifications.
Working with technical leaders in the Engineering Division, the System Design Authority will prepare technical proposals and provide support to appointed Bid Managers in responding to invitations to tender and requests for quotation.


For ongoing work, you will have responsibility for the technical management of allocated projects, including all aspects of systems engineering management. You will work closely with divisional Project Managers, colleagues in Engineering and Production Divisions, other business support functions and external suppliers. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of products and services in accordance with agreed project plans and associated performance, cost and time targets.

Purpose of the System Design Authority role;
This role is central to the Systems divisional delivery and future business growth.
SDA's are responsible for the overall technical leadership and systems engineering of the solutions which are provided. They lead in the development of these solutions from initial concepts through to their acceptance by customers. Beyond acceptance, they retain technical ownership and authority for the design of systems as these are used, supported and modified through life.

This company support their staff to create work-life balance and encourage applications from individuals who are looking for part time or condensed hours as well as those looking for full time opportunities.

The successful candidates can expect to be working on projects through the whole product lifecycle, from concept through assessment and demonstration to acceptance and in-service support.

The post provides an excellent career development opportunity for less experienced candidates as well as the more experienced, with good potential for further career progression.

Knowledge, skills and qualities;

We are looking for "systems thinkers"; able understand the broader operational context of customer requirements and user needs.

Previous experience of product lifecycles, systems design, system modelling and analysis, requirements management, test and acceptanceand/or production and support would be beneficial.

A technical background in at least one of the following areas being highly desirable;
Sonar/seismic arrays
Sensor data and signal processing, cabling and telemetry
Real time systems, decision support systems, and their infrastructure
Towed array and cable handling systems
Weapon and Countermeasure systems
Noise, vibration and electromagnetic data gathering, analysis, and management
Acoustic and RF systems
Industrial automation and control systems
Safety systems
Physical and system modelling and simulation

For those interested in a change of industry, familiarisation and support in gaining domain knowledge will be provided. Candidates are expected to be effective communicators, with experience of technical report writing and involvement in the preparation of customer proposals. They will be able to quickly establish productive working relationships with customers, military staff and other stakeholders.

Behavioural requirements;
Systems thinker
Innovative and prepared to challenge conventional thinking
Tenacity and determination; with desire to deliver outputs and results
Interest in submarine systems
Team player and leader
Confidence and enthusiasm
Excellent communication skills; oral and written

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