Senior ILS Engineer

£40000 - £50000 per annum
27 Jun 2017
25 Jul 2017
Glenn Vickery
Systems Design
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior ILS Engineer – Aerospace

This is an immediate requirement for an ILS Engineer or Supportability Engineer with experience of working from design through to delivery.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Senior ILS Engineer to work for a leading Electronics design company in the Buckinghamshire area. This Senior ILS Engineer role will be working on a number of new programmes and products being developed for both the UK and international markets.



Responsibilities for this xxxxx role

- Plan ILS work packages of various sizes and manage them to completion as the leader of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Work with other Sales, Marketing and Services (SMS) teams to determine the best support solution for a customer/platform.
- Research Support and Services elements both within the Group and with external partners to keep our customer offerings up to date with market drivers and technology enablers.
- Contribute to bids and proposals by providing the ILS/Support elements of an offer.
- Influence product designers to take support requirements into account and optimise designs for Whole Life Cost.
- Carry out or supervise detailed technical analyses in the areas of maintainability, to the standards required by customers.
- Create and update Whole Life Cost models, and work with Engineering and Programmes teams to ensure that the cost impacts of design concepts are understood.
- Support the development of the ILS team by optimising common tasks and sharing best practices and lessons learned with colleagues and external partners (continuous improvement).
- Act as a deputy for the ILS Manager.

Requirements for this xxxxx role

- Experience in one or more of the following areas or similar, relevant experience:
--- ILS, Product or Customer Support in a technical environment,
--- Maintenance,
--- Fleet Management,
--- Plant Management,
--- Asset Management (physical, not financial),
--- Support Engineering,
--- New Product Introduction.
- Appreciation of the constraints of working within a regulated industry. As a result you can create credible, auditable work and are creative in your approach to problem solving.
--- Understanding of how most of the following elements of ILS are created and used, and ability to use them as sources of information for decision making and informing others:
--- FMECA, RBD and FTA (essential: interpretation, desirable: creation)
--- Maintainability Analysis
--- Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) / Supportability Analysis
--- Whole Life Cost Models
- Repair and overhaul and their documentation in Technical Publications (manuals)
- Technical and commercial thinking in equal measure; able to take information and data from multiple sources and derive the best support solutions in a complex systems environment.
- Managing cross-functional technical teams (project or direct teams).
- Reviewing and approving technical work (comparison to scope and specification, quality control)
- Planning of work based on available resources and keeping the team updated on progress (project management).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to persuade colleagues to change their approach and opinions with convincing arguments based on data and analysis.
- Comfortable working with demanding customers to jointly define the best ways to support products and systems over their whole lifecycle.
- Conversion of internal and customer requirements into plans and actions.
- Problem solving skills, including creative approaches to resolving issues and adding value


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