Chief Systems Engineer

Location:  Didcot, England
Salary:  GBP75000 - GBP88000 per annum


Chief Systems Engineer

Specific Job Description:
Accountable for overall engineering technical, cost, and schedule performance on UK aspects of the program.
Member of Program Integrated Team and primary engineering interface with Program Office / Customer for all programmatic items. Responsible for the technical integrity of the product to meet Customer needs within cost/schedule constraints.
Provide technical/engineering leadership to Space based systems and services integration and service provision
Lead the development and commissioning of manufacturing facilities to support key programmes in the UK
Support systems/services procurement management
Provide technical support to governance and assurance regimes
Provision of technical innovation and support to strategic development roadmaps
Leverage Space and Enterprise capabilities in mission analysis, resilience tools, common products and selective teaming.
Lead the development of solutions utilising a federated outcome provided through two or more mission elements and delivered by a combination of development / acquisition approaches (e.g. commercial, sovereign or semi-sovereign military and allied partnerships).
Lead the provision of alternative architecture solutions.
Lead the development of engineering capabilities for Space partners.
Ensure engineering stakeholder engagement in program oversight and cost estimating review/approvals.
Monitor program performance including earned value management and technical progress measures to ensure engineering is accountable for design, development, and delivery of products within the cost/schedule constraints of the program.
Ensure technical and programmatic risks and dependencies are identified, managed and appropriately elevated.
Ensure technical integrity of program products.
Ensure requirements baseline is documented, tracked, maintained, and verified.
Ensure establishment and tracking of key Technical Performance Measures (TPM).
Track maturity of technical baseline and management of technical debt.
Ensure adherence to adequate and appropriately adapted Engineering & Technology processes.
Accountable for technical issue resolution, including ownership of the failure review and adjudication process.


Required skills:
You will be considered an expert in the field of UK MOD Satellite Communications across the space, ground and control segments.
You will have significant technical and leadership experience with demonstrated expertise in System of Systems integration programs.

You will also have significant experience in:
Engineering Management within a Defence engineering and regulatory framework.
Management of Technical Risk.
Resource planning, competency management, established ability to develop technical talent.
Control Account Management
Eligible to attain Chartered Professional Engineer in relevant institution.

Desired skills:
Broad knowledge of other space related fields such as PNT/GNSS, earth observation, geospatial intelligence and space situational awareness
Experience as a system engineer in a commercial environment, ideally with a Defence Prime

The Chief System 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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