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Chief System Engineer

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Recruiter: General Dynamics
Listed on: 11th October 2019
Location: South Wales
Salary/Rate: Depending on skills and experience
Salary Notes: Depending on skills and experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Chief System Engineer 
About General Dynamics UK
General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas.   In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.
Purpose of Position
This role is a Chief System Engineer Role responsible for developing solutions within the LeTACIS domain.
The role will be responsible for defining the technical and service solution offerings within the LeTACIS domain, by exploiting of existing technical assets of the business, and 3rd Party products to provide a pattern based solution across areas of the LeTACIS domain applicable to both UK and export markets.
The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and managing the whole solution lifecycle through requirements capture, design, integration and demonstration and acceptance. The role will be focused on ensuring we have solutions, which are conformant with the Morpheus architecture, and the architectural principles of open and standards based design.
The Chief Engineer will work with engineering, BD and service teams to ensure deliverables are committed to and delivered on time and to the required quality by the development team.
The successful candidate will manage a multi-disciplined team to deliver outputs that meet customer needs to defined quality standards within agreed timescales and budgets.

Works with the design team to develop safe, efficient, and effective projects that will fall within the budget.
Provides a solution that is appropriate for the intended use, across the whole lifecycle of the project ensuring that this remains coherent with the architectural approach to deployed CIS.
Negotiates technical elements of subcontracts with vendors and clients to ensure the most cost effective means of reaching the customer's needs.
Defines the strategy, plan and budget for each project.
Coordinates the engineering team, assigning short and long-term goals for successful completion of the project's plans.
Ensures safety and security of the solution during the course of development
Makes sure all projects and undertakings stay on budget and within the projected time schedule.
Manages the engineering team and oversees training of new employees.
Allocates resources effectively including personnel, materials, and time


Good communicator and able to work co-operatively in a team environment.
Working in a Scrum environment
Excellent Team Management skills with an ability to form teams both internally and externally with customers and suppliers.
Expertise in System Engineering, Integration and Test
Experienced in the use of one or more the following engineering tools or equivalents: IBM DOORS, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Team Concert
Ability to generate well-structured technical documents and manage through a review process to achieve release to committed deadlines.
Key stakeholder engagement, and influencing
Ability to present at progress and system reviews and contribute productively in the team and with external UK MoD and other stakeholders
Experience in major projects within the UK Defence Infrastructure

Our Company benefits
We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering highly competitive benefits:

A compressed nine-day fortnight - which means every other Friday off!
A flexible benefits scheme - allowing you to adapt your benefits to suit yours and your family's needs 
A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
Professional training and development courses, both internal and external - allowing you to reach your full potential
A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded, which includes compressed hours, reduced hours and job share
A Company sports and social club, offering events at discounted prices - giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow colleagues outside the workplace