Systems Engineering Manager

Systems Engineering Work Package Manager

Crawley - 8 month contract - Pay rate £50 to £56 p/h


We are looking to recruit a Systems Engineering Manager / Work Package Manager to work on an Air to Ground Satcom / 4G LTE aircraft communication project. The Systems Engineering Manager is responsible to the Programme Manager for the execution and delivery of assigned Work Packages and tasks to budget and schedule.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Requirements Engineering (Capture, Analysis, Articulation, Allocation and Apportionment)
  • Requirements Management (Traceability, Change Control)
  • Preparation of Requirement Specifications
  • Preparation of ICD's
  • Preparation of Technical Statements of Work for equipment suppliers
  • Preparation of Integration Specifications
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications for Subsystem testing (ground and flight)
  • Preparation of Acceptance Test Schedules (ATS)
  • System Architecture Development and System Design
  • Documentation of trials results and provision of airworthiness data
  • Management of equipment supply subcontractors associated with a programme
  • Reporting of progress against Budget and Schedule
  • Identification of resource needs and skills
  • Management of Risk & Opportunities
  • Allocation of tasks and management of priorities
  • Liaison and ability to communicate effectively at meetings with customer


  • Background in Avionics development.
  • Good knowledge of Work Package Management
  • Understanding of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle
  • Understanding of Requirements Engineering & Management
  • Requirements capture and management in tools such as DOORS
  • Knowledge of how Avionic systems interrelate and interconnect


  • Knowledge of RF, navigation and data bus technologies
  • Knowledge of aircraft Environmental & EMC requirements
  • Knowledge of Human Factors and Operator Aspects of Avionic Systems
  • Understanding of Integration, Verification & Validation (IVV)
  • Understanding of Qualification & Certification Requirements
  • Ability to interface with third party organisations
  • PC Literate: Windows, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access & Visio
  • Educated to either Degree or HNC/HND level in relevant subject

Personality and Behaviours

  • Attention to detail and rigorous reviewing skills
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Concise verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Team player (working closely with Customers, stakeholders and partners/suppliers)
  • Ability to analyse and combine data from various sources and to comment / report on them
  • Able to proficiently interpret customer requirements and design cost-effective technical solutions, and communicate ideas clearly (written and aural)
  • Able to generate or initiate innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Able to accurately estimate and produce project and technical plans / specifications (cost/time)
  • Able to contribute to technical solution and implementation of the system design
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness in the technical domain
  • Prepared to go the extra mile when complex tasks need to be completed quickly