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The Boeing Company E-7 Sustainment Lead - Ground Support System in Bristol, United Kingdom

This post is for a Lead Systems Engineer to work within the engineering function in Boeing Defence UK (BDUK).

BDUK is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,200 people in the UK. BDUK is responsible for delivering several exciting contracts to our UK defence customers including E-7 AEW&C, P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft, C4ISTAR Services, Through Life Support for the Chinook & Apache Fleets, Logistic Information Services and Training Services.

As part of the engineering function, the successful candidate will have a primary focus on leading the systems engineering activities for the development of systems that will support the entry into service of the RAF’s E-7 AEW&C capability as well as the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes, business development opportunities and contribute to engineering excellence across the company.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible to the Boeing Defence UK Systems Engineering Manager for technical management and design of systems solutions, providing technical input for all aspects of projects, including design and system integration and providing support in order to facilitate the delivery of projects within time and budget, and maintain customer satisfaction.

The role is fundamental in translating customer needs/requirements into appropriate solutions. It requires the successful candidate to lead multidisciplinary teams to both generate proposals and develop deliverable solutions. He/she will provide Systems Engineering expertise across all stages of the project lifecycle and be responsible for translating perceived customer needs in to acceptable systems solutions.

Responsibilities include working collaboratively as part of an integrated Boeing and supplier team to jointly deliver cost effective fieldable solutions. The role will include working autonomously and as part of various teams and may involve the specification and procurement of materials for projects in order to meet project delivery timescales. The successful candidate will also: Review technical aspects of Invitations to Tender and specifications and assess customer technical requirements; Plan, organise and monitor the work of other Engineers to ensure all targets and quality standards are met at all times; provide technical oversight to suppliers; instill engineering best practices and processes to enhance engineering excellence and promote continuous improvement.

Key Tasks include:     

Leading the team determining and managing stakeholder requirements in the E-7 sustainment Bid and Proposal, through negotiation into program execution.

Propose and develop the capability to support the E-7 in service for the Mission System, Training and ground support systems support and development

Leading System Design including aspects of: Architectural design, Concept generation, Functional analysis, Interface Management, Maintaining Design Integrity, Modelling and Simulation, Select Preferred Solution, System Robustness, Integration & Verification, Validation and Transition to Operation

The application of the fundamental concepts of systems thinking to systems engineering. These include: understanding what a system is; its context within its environment; its boundaries and interfaces; its lifecycle and an appreciation of the role the system plays in the super system of which it is a part.

The definition, development and production of systems within an enterprise and technological environment.

The tailoring and application of engineering initiatives, best practices and processes.

Essential requirements:

Experience in developing, delivering and/or managing systems/services

Extensive Project Engineering Experience (Requirements Analysis, System Design, Project Planning)

Excellent SE knowledge and skills, Good IT skills; Excellent Customer Facing Skills

Extensive experience in some of the following areas: C4ISTAR, Air Platforms, Mission Systems, Communications Systems and Networks, Training Systems and Training Related Technology. 

The ability to obtain SC Clearance 

Preferred Requirements:

A Degree level (or equivalent) qualification in Engineering, Systems Engineering, or and engineering related field.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.