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Technical R&D Manager

Location: West London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence Type: Permanent
Contact: Patrick Spurle Job Published: 15 days ago

Job Title: Technical R&D Manager

Location: West London

Salary: £DOE - We are booking interviews next week! Please call or email for a slot

Key Skills: Research, Development, Engineering, Sonar, Acoustics, Underwater, Defence, Early Lifecycle, Systems Engineering

Join Our Team as a Technical R&D Manager and Drive R&D to New Heights!

Are you a meticulous Technical R&D Manager with a passion for Problem Solving? Are you ready to play a pivotal role in ensuring top-tier technical standards in a well-established engineering organization? Look no further! We invite you to join our team in West London and be a key driver of engineering excellence.

About Us:

As a distinguished leader in the engineering industry, we are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and pioneering projects. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a strong reputation, and we're looking for a talented Technical R&D Manager Engineer to contribute to our continued success.

The Role:

So, what will you be doing as a Technical R&D Manager?

  • Define and describe the Technical Solution during bids or project scope changes; support the Programme Manager in cost estimation, approving the estimated cost and schedule.
  • Provide the primary technical interface to Customers and Partners.
  • Manage project mobilization of engineering activities, including the definition of delivery strategies, definition of Work and Organization Breakdown Structures, resource requirements, and agreement of work-packages.
  • Provide oversight of estimation of engineering work packages.
  • Plan and manage engineering activities to ensure delivery to time, cost, and quality requirements.
  • Identify all resources (people, tools, and process) required to deliver the projects.
  • Identify, assess, and mitigate engineering and technical risk.
  • Ensure engineering projects are managed in accordance with company process.
  • Work with the Programme Manager to successfully deliver solutions that meet the Customer's needs/requirements to cost/schedule.
  • Coach and mentor other engineers.
  • Lead or Chair technical and design reviews.
  • Support the continuous improvement of the Engineering function.

What are we looking for in our next Technical R&D Manager?

  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent
  • Master's Degree an asset
  • Maritime Domain experience an advantage but not necessary
  • Underwater Warfare, Torpedo Defence, or Acoustics knowledge an advantage
  • System Engineering lifecycle selection and experience in all phases of it
  • Delivery to Defence customers, including design and qualification to military standards
  • Engineering management of multi-disciplinary teams to successfully deliver complex solutions using new technology
  • Led multiple Design Reviews
  • Supervised the Requirements Phase of multiple programs
  • Supervised the System, Preliminary, and Critical Design Phases for multiple programs
  • Technical management of subcontractors
  • Supervised the transition from design into production for multiple programs
  • Supervised Integration, Verification, and Validation activities
  • Knowledge of System Engineering lifecycles
  • Supervise an interdisciplinary team and manage the perspectives of disciplines
  • A team-oriented individual that works collaboratively to achieve team goals
  • Strong communication skills; positive attitude
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable, and attentive to details
  • Willing to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Occasional travel within UK and Overseas

My client is keen to get this position filled ASAP, so if you feel you have the skills and desire to provide passion and drive as the next Technical R&D Manager, this is the opportunity for you!

So, if you are interested in joining a well-established, renowned, globally recognised organisation working with experts in their field as the next Technical R&D Manager, hit that apply button now!

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary: Attractive compensation package based on experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health, dental, and retirement plans to support your well-being.
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career advancement.
  • Cutting-Edge Projects: Engage in groundbreaking engineering projects that impact the industry.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside industry experts in a dynamic and innovative setting.

How to Apply:

Showcase your expertise and passion for R&D. Submit your updated resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and enthusiasm for joining our team in West London.


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