ILS Manager

  • Location

    Loudwater, Buckinghamshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Kevin Burke

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    26 Weeks

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ILS Manager
Rate: Negotiable
Location: Loudwater
Duration: 26 weeks Initially

Responsibilities / Accountability

Accountable for:

  • Leading the ILS activities for assigned projects throughout the lifecycle.
  • Ensuring that ILS is considered as part of any Design Review.
  • Briefing change approvers on the underlying assumptions of the support concept in the areas where design change is likely to impact upon ILS.
  • Providing training and coaching to junior staff within the department.

Responsible for:

  • Managing and coordinating assigned ILS Programmes within the business unit.
  • Making recommendations on the tailoring of ILS activities to meet the requirements of a particular project.
  • Supporting the Design Review process as the project Subject Matter Expert on ILS.
  • Providing ILS input to the System Requirements Specification and making recommendations on the verification method for ILS related requirements.
  • Undertaking reliability modelling and making recommendations on robustness growth, spares provisioning and preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring that the assigned requirements are met and verified through a programme of progressive assurance in line with the system Validation & Verification strategy.
  • Supporting the Change Control & Obsolescence Management processes to ensure that the supportability implications of proposed changes & obsolescence resolution actions are considered.
  • Supporting the ILS aspects of Bid / Business Development activities as required.

Proven ability / Key skills


  • Practitioner or Expert level knowledge required in:
    • ILS Tailoring & Project Management, including support to bids
    • Reliability & Maintainability including production of FTAs, FMEAs, RBDs, Robustness Growth.
    • Utilisation of In Service Support feedback, including via DRACAS
  • Proven ability in ILS across multiple complex Defence projects.


  • Training Needs Analysis.
  • Technical Publications
  • Proven ability in Naval or Underwater Systems domain.
  • Proven ability working on Export Programmes.


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).