Position: Principal Systems Engineer
Role Purpose & Description:
As part of my client's ongoing contract to provide the engineering support, they require a Principal Systems Engineer to act as the Project Engineering Lead. This role will lead all project engineering activities including close-out of the acquisition (development) contract across all parts of the project, ad hoc (derivative) tasks, interim support and transition towards longer-term sustainment (system upkeep, update and upgrade).
The Project Engineering Lead will be responsible for:
*Providing engineering leadership of the project portfolio of activities throughout the lifecycle. This includes leading a cross-functional engineering team made up of Systems Engineers (including Analysts), Support Engineers, Hardware Engineers and Software Engineers.
*Overseeing all Work Packages to ensure successful delivery of the project portfolio of activities, whilst maintaining appropriate quality of engineering outputs.
*Identify and manage project opportunities and technical risks and develop mitigation strategies for pursuit throughout all phases.
*Seeking opportunities to improve project/sub-system delivery performance. This may be achieved through identifying scope changes, more efficient method of working, different resourcing models or process changes
*Ensuring all programme engineering activities are developed or supported in Management of the production of all technical documentation
*Being the technical point of contact with the customer and subcontractors.
*Relevant engineering degree and/or equivalent expertise.
*Post graduate engineering qualification.
*Chartered Professional Engineer (CEng) or equivalent.
*15+ years' postgraduate experience.
*Demonstrated knowledge and experience in delivery and/or support of complex systems.
*10+ years' experience of engineering management in a naval engineering environment.
*Experience of Sonar Systems (Signal Processing).
Travel within the UK and overseas, at short notice and on a regular basis. Potential for relocation to Australia.
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