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Systems Engineering Manager


Thales
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
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Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Primary Purpose of the Role:

Provide Systems Engineering delivery leadership, ISR product design and architectural expertise and customer relationship management within the ISR domain. This will involve working closely with the PM/EM to capture customer requirements, define the architectural/design options and deliver the selected option within time, budget and schedule.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

* Capture of customer requirements and the flow down into compliant subsystem specifications
* Deliver technical documents and generate cost estimates for future work
* Propose and develop architectual options and conduct system / subsystem trade-offs
* Lead system design, test and flight trial activites
* Ensure the necessary clearances are in place (e.g. security, safety, export, ITAR and spectrum)
* Agree Interface Exchange Requirements and acceptance criteria with the customer
* Manage the progressive sign off of Requirements through the project lifecycle
* Critically review inputs from the different teams (systems, software, mechanical/Electrical)
* Produce system test and flight trial definitions and procedures
* Support to reviews at all levels of the design, development and testing of the function;
* Provide Technical Leadership
* Liaise with customers and subcontractors on technical issues
* Mentoring team members

Skills, experience and Qualifications needed:

* Extensive multidisciplinary Engineering expertise, with specific knowledge of C4ISR systems.
* Ability to develop innovative and low risk practical engineering strategies to manage a complex project through its lifecycle.
* Strong knowledge and proven application of Engineering Project Delivery and processes across the full project lifecycle.
* Technical leadership – with a proven ability to build and sustain good working relationships with staff, peers and managers, customers and stakeholders.
* Strong appreciation of Safety and Safety Assurance within the Engineering discipline and Domain and working knowledge of Airworthiness regulations.
* Familiarity with Project management and delivery processes and practices, commercial acumen and a robust approach to budget and schedule control.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Primary Purpose of the Role:

Provide Systems Engineering delivery leadership, ISR product design and architectural expertise and customer relationship management within the ISR domain. This will involve working closely with the PM/EM to capture customer requirements, define the architectural/design options and deliver the selected option within time, budget and schedule.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

* Capture of customer requirements and the flow down into compliant subsystem specifications
* Deliver technical documents and generate cost estimates for future work
* Propose and develop architectual options and conduct system / subsystem trade-offs
* Lead system design, test and flight trial activites
* Ensure the necessary clearances are in place (e.g. security, safety, export, ITAR and spectrum)
* Agree Interface Exchange Requirements and acceptance criteria with the customer
* Manage the progressive sign off of Requirements through the project lifecycle
* Critically review inputs from the different teams (systems, software, mechanical/Electrical)
* Produce system test and flight trial definitions and procedures
* Support to reviews at all levels of the design, development and testing of the function;
* Provide Technical Leadership
* Liaise with customers and subcontractors on technical issues
* Mentoring team members

Skills, experience and Qualifications needed:

* Extensive multidisciplinary Engineering expertise, with specific knowledge of C4ISR systems.
* Ability to develop innovative and low risk practical engineering strategies to manage a complex project through its lifecycle.
* Strong knowledge and proven application of Engineering Project Delivery and processes across the full project lifecycle.
* Technical leadership – with a proven ability to build and sustain good working relationships with staff, peers and managers, customers and stakeholders.
* Strong appreciation of Safety and Safety Assurance within the Engineering discipline and Domain and working knowledge of Airworthiness regulations.
* Familiarity with Project management and delivery processes and practices, commercial acumen and a robust approach to budget and schedule control.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
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