Systems Engineering Manager

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zak Mendoza

Systems Engineering Manager


Systems Engineering Manager needed for a globally recognised organisation based near Bournemouth who are looking to employ an experienced Systems Engineering Manager with an in-depth knowledge of leading aerospace equipment development projects, leading a large engineering team, and the aerospace/defence industry.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Systems Engineering Manager will include:

  • Ensure the establishment of clear requirements baselines for all products prior to commencement of design
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure creativity, objective concept generation, technical excellence and structured problem solving
  • Manage estimation of resource requirements, their procurement and deployment
  • Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with LCM, SOF-E and other internal processes
  • Work with Programme Management to ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with technical, cost and schedule requirements
  • Lead the active management of technical risks and intelligent risk taking
  • Provide progress reports in accordance with the business reporting structure
  • Support the F&M Engineering Director in the improvement of efficiency and the development of capability through the use of new tools and processes
  • Manage staff deployment to optimise project delivery, staff development and succession planning
  • Manage staff performance
  • Develop team capability by assignment, training, mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure that the team cooperates proactively with other departments

What you need to be the successful Systems Engineering Manager:

In order to be the successful Systems Engineering Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering
  • Experience of leading aerospace equipment development projects
  • Experience of leading a large engineering team
  • Experience of working within a structured LCM framework
  • Experience of cooperative working with Project Management specialists
  • Experience of concurrent engineering
  • Experience of customer and supplier liaison
  • Demonstrated understanding of the operation and maintenance of military aircraft, ideally fast jets and trainer aircraft
  • A clear understanding of military aircraft airworthiness and certification
  • Extensive experience of liaison with customers and aircraft operators
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Experience of the management of aerospace development projects using a diverse supply base
  • A good understanding of the financial management of development projects
  • A strong understanding of the efficient & robust application of systems engineering methods
  • Experience of building & managing large, multidisciplinary engineering teams
  • Understanding of the elements of high performing teams
  • Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Systems Engineering 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!

All applicants going forward for the Systems Engineering Manager role must be eligible for Security Clearance up to SC level.

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