Chief Systems Engineer

Location:  Bedford, England
Salary:  GBP64000 - GBP86000 per annum

Chief Systems Engineer

Salary: £64000 - £86000

The Successful Chief Engineer will have demonstrable experience of delivering and managing Large Complex Engineering programs and overseeing Engineering activities within one or more areas relating to Radar Systems, Weapon Systems, Tactical Datalink, RF Data, Military Communications.

The Chief Engineer will manage, lead and govern the Engineering activities across the business area, throughout the Engineering lifecycle, liaising with interfacing functions, Suppliers and Customers, and delivering compliant products on-time and to schedule.

Required skills:
Demonstrable knowledge and experience designing and integrating Complex Systems with a significant Software component.

Knowledge and experience of Engineering in order to be able to:
-Lead, Govern and deliver Complex Systems Programmes
-Work with potential suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product
-Understand the impact of the Subsystems on overall system behaviour and performance
-Technically review and challenge suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance
-Maintain currency on relevant STANAG/Mil-Std updates
-Understand nuances of system limitations and behaviours at system level
-Undertake technical trade studies
-Lead and Manage an appropriate set of sub-system requirements and ICD for Subsystems
-Determine applicability of, and compliance to, all product related legislation and standards in order to support certification
-Ensure company process is adhered to and any deviations appropriately approved
-Detailed understanding of Configuration Management
-Certification of Products
-Governing and designing for Safety Critical Systems

-Experience of engineering lifecycle through the life of a large scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
-Knowledge of Comms & RF Network Architectures
-Change proposal assessment and embodiment
-Safety Engineering

Desired skills:
-Ground Based Air Defence Systems
-Battlefield Management C4i Systems
-Battlefield Communications Systems & Networks

The Chief Systems Engineer role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance.

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