Systems Design Authority

Job Ref: 60718
Sector: Defence
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 02 August 2019
  • Greenford, London, England, UK Greenford London GBR UB6 8UA
  • Competitive
  • Faye Jackson
  • 01329 227000

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Principal Systems Engineer/Systems Design Authority

Our client is a leading developer of systems and products for Land, Sea and Air application in the defence sector. They are looking to recruit a Principal level Systems Engineer into their business to act in a Design Authority capacity.

As a System Design Authority provide design governance to ensure projects are technical compliant and that all engineering activities are conducted to an acceptable technical quality in accordance with company procedures.

As a System Design Authority will be accountable for:

  • The technical solution to meet the customer, legislative and business requirements.
  • Ensuring that the project/sub-system is design, developed or supported in accordance with the company processes and procedures. This includes, but not limited to: Product safety, design for manufacture, quality, development practices and guidelines.

As a System Design Authority will also be responsible for technical oversight of engineering activities throughout the project lifecycle. This includes:

  • Product Certification and Compliance approval (all technical aspects, including contractual & legislative). This may include airworthiness where applicable.
  • Technical governance of engineering activities on a project. Any issues identified should be escalated as appropriate.
  • Design sign-off through key stages of the lifecycle, particularly at design reviews, or significant design change.
  • Approval of customer or critical concessions.
  • Ensuring that Design Reviews are appropriately planned, reported and signed off.
  • Approval of key technical management plans.
  • Approval of key specifications for development or procurement.
  • Ensuring engineering process are adhered to in accordance with company processes.
  • Liaison with Engineering Managers to establish lifecycle status planning & issue resolution.
  • Identifying Quality and Safety issues requiring support external from the project team
  • Coordination of Sub-System Design Authorities (where applicable).
  • Identifying strategic resource and capability issues to help establish and support future projects demands.
  • Supporting Engineering Lead as required for technical Customer discussions.
  • Supporting evaluation, mitigation and management of engineering risks.
  • Coaching and mentoring of other engineers.
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers as required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Use of development, target and test equipment as well as laboratories to perform engineering activities relating to allocated functional discipline.
  • Experience in the use of software tools:
  • Essential: MS Windows, , MS Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
  • Desirable: DOORS, Bugzilla/Jira, Windchill & IFS

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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