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Solution Engineering Manager

Solution Engineering Manager

  • Location:

    Crawley

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

  • Contact email:

    Amy.Minnock@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    182835AMK_1615991803

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-16

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Morson Talent

Solution Engineering Manager

Location: Crawley, West Sussex

Duration: 6 months

The main purpose of the Solution Engineering Manager is to plan and coordinate the whole engineering activities for the solution within the constraints provided by the agreed architecture and design policy in order to satisfy customer requirements and ensures global development consistency.

The successful candidate:

  • Will ensure the timely delivery of the System Engineering Baselines (requirements and design) mapped to the Customer Requirements in support of the Development & Production engineering programme
  • Will ensure the timely delivery of Software Releases in support of the Integration and Test Programme, including Supply Chain
  • Will ensure timely closedown of the Solution Engineering lifecycle in support of the Development & Production items
  • Will ensure successful delivery of all supporting engineering deliverables to the overall Development
  • Plans and coordinates the whole engineering activities for the solution within the constraints provided by the agreed architecture and design policy in order to satisfy customer requirements and ensures global development consistent Integration, Test and Acceptance programme
  • Will ensure delivery of Safety & Security requirements in support of associated accreditation
  • Is responsible for the supervision of engineering resources

Key responsibilities & Accountabilities

The Solution Engineering Manager will use the design & development resources assigned to the project to conduct engineering activities as defined by the appropriate programme work packages. This will involve management of the teams responsible for System Engineering, the Capabilities and Client/Server Software Development.

The Solution Engineering Manager is responsible for:

  • Requirements, System Engineering, Software Engineering & Hardware Engineering baselines
  • Coherency and consistency of the engineering on the programme and within the processes and procedures
  • Ensuring the effective interfacing with the external engineering and operational organisations
  • Ensuring the compliance of the engineering baselines with the policies, directives of the (Project) Design Authorities and requirements as captured within the Tech Spec document
  • Delivery on time and to cost, of the design and development products in support of the Programme schedule
  • Managing the risk mitigation activities within the engineering WBS and reporting to the Risk Manager
  • Ensuring application of quality processes

The Solution Engineering Manager is responsible for the following planning activities:

  • Responsible for engineering management plans
  • System Engineering Management Plan, Software Development Plan, Hardware Development Plan
  • Responsible for planning and conduct of Engineering Change Boards
  • Responsible for planning the engineering risk management
  • Responsible for planning the configuration management of all engineering assets

Proven Ability / Skills

  • Proven ability of development of large scale complex systems
  • Multi-discipline background (systems, software, hardware)
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to negotiate with and influence all stakeholders including peers & non-direct reports
  • Ability to define WBS, OBS and associated tasks, tailor the development process and ensure achievement of the development baselines (functional, allocated and product)
  • Manages Risks & Opportunities of design and development during bid and delivery phases, guarantees programme commitments, including those flown down to subcontractors and partners
  • Ability to mitigate risks and assess opportunity ROIs (Return on Investment) which may need to change the engineering baseline
  • Ability to optimise technical work against costs, schedule and risks from design to validation and acceptance of the solution
  • Defines and tailors the engineering environment suitable for the Bid or the Project
  • Knowledgeable in a full project development lifecycle, familiarity across all engineering
  • Able to question / challenge established processes and offer innovative alternatives

Additional

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).

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