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Luton, Bedfordshire Leonardo UK

A Chief Engineer/Systems Design Authority (SDA) is required to join the Integrated Mission Solutions (IMS) business group, within the Mission Support Products Integrated Project Team (IPT), based out of the Luton office.

The Mission Support Products IPT produces Software tools in support of all phases of the Electronic Warfare Operation Support (EWOS) lifecycle, to ensure the best performance is realized from the product portfolio developed across the business.

The Chief Engineer will ensure the governance and quality for the delivery of the current products and lead the technical direction of the next generation of mission data architecture and services.

Leonardo pride themselves on the quality and capability of the products that we release to the marketplace, and the role they play for the UK and overseas military, and the EWOS toolsets are key to this.

We work closely with our End User community to ensure that our toolsets best meet their needs, whether that be design and trials proving, mission planning and programming, or post flight analysis.

The Chief Engineer will need to:

Be delegated by the business as the Design Authority & Company Technical Signatory for the EWOS product family within the Line of Business.
Be a domain expert, engaging with customers to define the technical solution
Ensure independent product assurance through Design Reviews and ensuring company procedures are adhered to
Be responsible for delivered product design, compliance, safety and integrity.
Work as part of a multi-disciplined project team in close partnership with key stakeholders. WHAT YOU'LL GET

Prestige: Working on cutting edge technology.
Influence: You will be using your knowledge and experience to lead the technical solution across the division.
Team Work: You will work alongside like-minded professional engineers in a highly collaborative environment.
Personal Development: You will be supported in you continuous professional development through training and mentoring
Connections: you will be joining a team of around 7,000 people at six major sites across the UK.
Legacy: We are proud of our rich heritage, reaching back in excess of 100 years. Today we are providing the latest advances in airborne electronic systems and you can be a part of the next 100 year legacy.
Benefits Package: Flexible working hours, Modern open plan working environment, 25 Days Holiday a year + bank holidays + up to 8 additional Flexi Days, Competitive Salary, Free car parking, discounts at high street food and retail outlets, and much more. Key Responsibility Areas


Own the technical solution and be the Systems Design Authority for all phases of product development by representing Leonardo with external stakeholders (e.g. MODs and their technical departments) and representing the Line of Business with internal stakeholders(e.g. Sales, Capability and Programme Management) to ensure IMS is properly considered as part of the integrated solution
Ensure the products are compliant with any performance required, through the development of Concept of Operations and Concept of Use.
Ensure product compliance with legislative and contractual requirements
Ensure robust quality, performance, cost and time trade-offs are undertaken and then to establish the technical solution coherent with the agreed budgets and timescales
Chair design reviews on Products, Systems and Services to ensure they are technically sound and compliant with the Company's approach to lifecycle management
Provide direction, control, evaluation and recommendations with respect to technical risks and opportunities
Ensure a strategy for requirements matched to traceable evidence is set in place and executed
Lead and Mentor the technical team to enable a cost-effective design programme and product solution results Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


You really must have:

The candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a wide range of technical and operational topics.
Experience in developing electronic systems and software architectures particularly with the radar and EW domains.
Ability to develop technical solutions, compliant with requirements within agreed programmes and timescales.
Ability to produce innovative system solutions.
Substantial analytical and technical problem-solving skills.
Sound understanding of the CONOPS analysis, Requirements Management, System Design Process.
Ability to liaise with internal projects and other LoBs including external avionics companies.
Self-motivated leader and team player capable of working with minimum direction. It would be nice if you had:

Knowledge of the Agile Software Development Lifecycle
Experience of working with Requirements, Test Qualification and Acceptance strategies.
Experience of managing the Design Standard and associated Configuration Management.
Experience in gaining Design Certification and Customer Acceptance.
Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering or Scientific discipline (or equivalent)
Chartered engineer/member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
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