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Chief Engineer vacancy in Greenford (311jc)


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

We provide encryption, network protection, automated payments, tactical and commercial communications and telemetry systems, covert and mobile surveillance systems and situational awareness technology to defence, public sector and commercial customers worldwide. 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:
Management and leadership of the Development & Delivery aspects of the Information Assurance Business Unit’s Engineering function.

Scope / dimensions:
Provides line management, resource management and technical leadership of a multidisciplinary engineering team of circa 90 engineers, within the Information Assurance Business Unit, delivering multiple concurrent research, development and production programmes ranging from tens of £k to several £m

Key Responsibilities:
• Provision of line management, resource management, and technical leadership for large group of multi-disciplinary engineers to ensure that all employees are actively developed, and suitably skilled resources are applied to all development programmes
• Work with Programme Management to ensure that engineering deliverables are made on time, to budget and are of suitable functionality and quality.
• Support to continuous improvement in engineering capability in terms of people, practices, tools and technology.
• Support to managing the engineering processes across all CIS businesses and ensures they are fit for purpose, meet the required legislative standards, and pass both internal and external audits.
• Provides strategic direction to the department: defines and delivers progressive technical roadmap that supports business needs; manages PV budget and developments to cost and schedule; works to ensure that all development activities (funded and PV) support the technical roadmap as far as possible.
• Supports bids and proposals with technical resource - provides clear and compelling technical proposals and accurate estimates of cost for all engineering activities.
• Support to ensuring all IA development is compliant with relevant internal and external processes and legislation, supports associated audits in this regard, minimising and closing non-conformances.
• Support to managing the engineering facilities (i.e. secure development and test labs) such that they are safe and adequate to support development needs
• Provides the senior technical relationship with customers, suppliers and other external bodies; uses this to constructively further the company’s strategic and programmatic aims.
• Constructively represents the engineering function both within the business unit and in wider CIS activities as necessary (e.g. at Business Reviews, Cost and Pricing meetings, Bid go/no-go decisions, Contract Acceptance meetings etc.) Provides clear, accurate and helpful input to inform decisions taken.
• Manages security of information as defined in the Security Manual.

Competencies:
Building Effective Teams
• Blends diverse individuals into teams that can deliver, motivates and creates high morale and strong sense of belonging in team; shares successes and fosters open, honest dialogue. Delegates, allowing others to take responsibility; defines success in terms of team.
Intellectual Horsepower
• Bright, intelligent and can apply intellect to diverse problems with agility; deals easily with complexity; noted by others to be sharp; clearly capable.
Integrity and Trust
• Widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; presents truth of situation in appropriate and helpful manner and not for personal gain; maintains shared confidences and admits mistakes.
Comfort around Higher Management
• Comfortable in dealing with senior managers and can present to them without tension or nervousness; understands senior managers’ needs and rationales; uses relevant language in discussion and can craft approaches likely to be seen as positive.
Organising
• Marshals resources (people, materials, funding and support) quickly and effectively; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish an outcome effectively and efficiently.
Timely Decision Making
• Makes decisions in timely manner and with incomplete information where necessary; able to make a quick decision under pressure.
Negotiating
• Negotiates skilfully in tough situations both internally and externally; settles differences with minimal disruption; can win concessions where needed without damaging relationships; has ability to be both direct and forceful, but always maintains diplomacy; quickly gains trust of other parties in negotiation; good sense of timing.
Customer Focus
• Dedicated to meeting customer expectations and requirements (both internal and external); gets first-hand customer information and uses it to improve products/services. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers; gains their trust and respect.
Drive for Results
• Reliable in exceeding goals; constantly a top performer; focus on bigger picture and bottom-line; consistently pushes self and others for results.
Strategic Agility
• Sees ahead clearly to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; had broad knowledge and good perspective; can articulate and convey compelling vision; creates competitive strategies and plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrable and significant experience in line management and resource management of multi-disciplinary teams.
• Excellent people management and development skills.
• Technical depth and credibility in the areas of information assurance, cybersecurity, Government communications security systems and products.
• Track-record of delivering large, complex development programmes to budget and schedule
Qualifications:
• Degree in an engineering, mathematical or science-based subject desirable, or have equivalent experience.
• Willing and able to obtain, and maintain, 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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