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Engineering Project Lead vacancy in Greenford (310jc)


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Location: Greenford
Region: London and South East
Salary: Competitive salary
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Cyber/IT Security, Engineering
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is a world leader in the research and development of cybersecurity.

The Company develops secure communications devices and cryptographic equipment protecting such things as the worldwide internet, credit card transactions, military platforms and personnel. Their Hardware Security Module is used to help secure the Internet DNS system, and also by many other commercial organisations such as Mastercard, Apple, Google, VeriSign and Shell. The Company has also developed and continues to develop next generation cryptographic products for the UK MoD and export markets involving leading edge hardware, firmware and software. The Company prides itself on providing state of the art development tools, an excellent working environment and career development opportunities for employees in the very exciting cybersecurity domain.

Job purpose:
To lead a multi-disciplinary development team, delivering research, development and production projects.

Scope / dimensions
Technical management of one of more multi-disciplinary engineering teams of 5-20 engineers, within the Communication Systems Business Unit, delivering research, development and production projects ranging from tens of £k to several £m

Key responsibilities:
• Manage all aspects of one or more research and development projects or the development of one or more complex electronic products.
• Provide technical direction and exert technical influence, in conjunction with discipline leads and system architects, such that the optimal approach, architecture, design, and toolchain are selected.
• Supports the Project Management team in the planning and scheduling of their project and works with them to optimise the schedule logic.
• Oversee the development and design review process, ensuring that all deliverables are of suitable quality and contractual milestones are met.
• Responsible for the engineering budget on the project and monitors & forecasts effort and cost to completion, in order to identify and address overspend or schedule slip.
• Works in conjunction with production, production test and supply chain to ensure a holistic “product-level” approach is taken to development to support the needs of multi-disciplinary requirements such as DFM, UPC, product safety and production test.
• Identifies resource needs in good time for their introduction to the project, working with the discipline leads to ensure that resource requirements are satisfied.
• Contribute to business and customer reporting, identifying suitable metrics to facilitate the accurate monitoring of project progress.
• Represents the Company on their project(s) with customers, suppliers and subcontractors in order to ensure an open, constructive and positive relationship.
• Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual

Competencies:
Functional / Technical Skills
• Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
Motivating Others
• Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with
Process Management
• Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organise people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources
Building Effective Teams
• Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team
Decision Quality
• Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Integrity and trust
• Widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; presents truth of situation in appropriate and helpful manner and not for personal gain; admits mistakes; is a role model for other engineers in this regard.
Innovation Management
• Is good a bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace
Presentation Skills
• Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group processes during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working
Technical Learning
• Learns new skills and gains knowledge quickly, whether in context of products, technology or the company’s operation.
Organising
• Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently arranges information and files in a useful manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Significant experience and background in either:
1. the design and delivery of complex electronic equipment, preferably for harsh environments
2. research and development projects with significant System Engineering content.
• Evidence of managing the development and delivery of electronic equipment to time and budget, over the full lifecycle.
• Experience in engineering leadership/management.
• Experience in one or more engineering disciplines, such as Electronic Hardware, Software, Firmware or Systems Engineering.
• Excellent teambuilding and management skills with the ability and experience of managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
• Well-developed planning and organisation skills. • Experience of DOORS, UML and SysML would be advantageous

Qualifications:
• Degree in an engineering, mathematical or science-based subject desirable.
• Willing and able to obtain, and maintain, SC and/or DV security clearance

In return the are offering an excellent base salary and benefits package and the ability to join a dynamic and expanding company that is seeking to grow the company for the next decade.

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