System Design Authority

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £70.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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System Design Authority - International Programmes

Location: Warton

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £70 per hour LTD

The purpose of this role is to act as System Design Authority providing technical direction, authority and governance to the design, development and sustainment of the Information Management and Technology (IM&T) Solution for international programmes within the Air Sector.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support to the submission of IM&T Solutions for new business opportunities (Bids)
  • Accountable to the Air chief IM&T Architect for providing technical leadership, authority and direction for the development of new, expansion of existing or replacement of obsolete IM&T Solutions for existing customers
  • Support the creation of technical estimates and costs for incorporation into wider customer proposals
  • Ensure business requirements are correctly translated into cost effective technical Solutions in accordance with IM&T principles, practices and guidelines
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams (training, supply chain, engineering, maintenance etc.) and the external customer to deliver successful outcomes

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Background in IM&T/engineering
  • A recognised architectural qualification such as TOGAF and demonstrable proven ability in its practical use across the IM&T solution/product lifecycle
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages such as, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and familiarity with topical Computer Aided Systems Engineering (CASE) tools used for architectural design


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must capable of obtaining UK MoD Security Clearance to SC level.