Chief Engineer - Submarines

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31 May 2017
28 Jun 2017
Martyn Hudson
Contract Type
Full Time

The Chief Engineer will work with the Divisional leadership team to formulate, secure and then deliver the Submarine Systems element of the Business Plan.

The Chief Engineer will ensure that:

* The needs of the customer are understood

* Technical risk & system engineering is managed appropriately

* Technology development is in place to ensure product competitiveness

* Technical offers and deliverables satisfy customer & legislative requirements

This requires good relationships with external organisations and internal stakeholders.

The Chief Engineer for Submarine Systems Division is the line manager and team leader for all System Design Authorities within the Division. Staff mentoring, development and allocation are key parts of this role, ensuring that the Division has sufficient system design capacity and capability to develop, deliver and support its products.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required;

Candidates will be systems thinkers; able understand the broader operational context of customer requirements and user needs. Previous experience of product lifecycles, systems design, system modelling and analysis, requirements management, test and acceptance and/or production and support is essential, with familiarity of the UK Submarine Enterprise and a technical background in the following areas being highly desirable:

* Submarine sonar systems (hull-mounted and towed)

* Submarine combat systems architectures and interfaces

* Underwater weapons and defensive aid suites

* Underwater signature measurement, reduction and control

* Through-water communications

* Electric actuation and control systems

* Off-board systems including launch & recovery

* Functional Safety

* Systems Modelling, Requirements Management, Test & Acceptance

* Future submarine design concepts and technologies

Candidates are expected to be effective communicators, with experience of managing the preparation of technical reports and other documentation, and involvement in the preparation and presentation of customer proposals. They will be able to quickly establish productive working relationships with customers, military staff and other stakeholders.

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