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Functional Lead – Systems vacancy in Loudwater / Greenford / Weymouth (360jc)

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Location: Loudwater / Greenford / Weymouth
Salary: Competitive Salary
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Cyber/IT Security, IT/Telecoms, Project Management
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Purpose of Role
This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the development of our Client’s in-house systems design capability. As Functional Lead you will manage a team of 40+ systems engineers and sonar analysts across three sites. With the support of team leads on each site, you will develop the team to ensure the business has adequate skills, engineering processes and appropriate resources to deliver its strategic objectives. Reporting to the Head of Engineering Function you will have line management responsibilities and provide technical leadership for your area. In addition, you will be expected to be directly involved on specific projects, taking on key senior project delivery roles. This role is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and managerial skills while retaining your technical expertise and further develop.

The global proliferation of sophisticated submarine threats and the Company’s pedigree and ambition in this domain make this an extremely exciting time to join their team.

The Functional Lead will be responsible for:
• Managing a functional group, its resources (forward load, resource conflict resolution), knowledge, skills, processes, procedures and tools to align with the current and future business needs.
• Interfacing with other departments (such as Programmes, Sales & Marketing and Operations) to ensure efficient and seamless cross departmental working practices.
• Generation or approval of bid estimates within the Systems Function.
• Development and execution of a functional strategy against the company strategic plan.
• Ensuring effective and proactive recruitment of new talents in the function with HR support.
• Developing outsourcing, partnering and agency relationship.
• Interfacing with other engineering Functions (such as electrical/electronics, software, mechanical and support) to ensure efficient working practices with focus on overall system delivery.
• Travelling, at least monthly, to other Command and Sonar Systems sites to support day-to-day Functional activities.
• Providing Functional representation at internal and external design reviews.
• Identifying and helping manage risk within the Function, and as applied to projects.
The Functional Lead is also expected to perform other roles, such as SDA and in that capacity will be responsible for providing design governance to ensure projects are technically compliant and that all engineering activities are conducted to an acceptable standard in accordance with company procedures.

Personal Attributes
• Self-motivated, adaptable to change, diligent, proactive, with good leadership and excellent inter-personal skills.
• Batchelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
• Solid experience of line management for a team of 20+ engineers and/or multiple teams.
• Solid previous Systems Engineering experience of the whole development lifecycle (as PEL or SDA) ideally within a defence environment with up to date knowledge of Engineering Best Practices, methodologies, processes and tools.
• Proficient with MS Office (Visio, Project, Word, Excel), DOORS. Windchill & IFS experience desirable.
• Regular travel within the UK across the company’s sites and occasional travel to meet customers, end user or suppliers.

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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