Low Observability Project Lead - Bristol

Technical Engineering
Ref: 7199 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Jul 2024

Location:             Bristol

Salary:                  Up to £60,000 P/A + benefits (plus Overtime, Flexi and Bonus)

Hours:                  37 hours per week

Do you want to join a business, who value inclusivity, a three-time gold investor in people award winner, an advocate of supporting women in engineering and developing their people to be the best they can be?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Low Observability Project Lead tto join an ambitious, highly regarded, scientific engineering / manufacturing business that are in a position of sustained growth.

As a Low Observability Project Lead, you will be joining a multidisciplinary team which engages across many areas of systems design in both research and mainstream project work, looking to find the next step-change idea, or develop existing ideas into a realised capability.

Day to day working would encompass the full spectrum of an R&D programme; defining customer requirements, forming technical proposals for commercial bids, interfacing with partners, co-ordinating multiple areas of the business to ensure programmes are delivered on-time and on cost. This project leadership is then combined with technical work to help progress the programme, which can be anything from concept design to RF laboratory measurements, depending on needs of the programme.

Benefits of working here:

  • State of the art technology & innovation
  • External learning and development encouraged
  • Light and airy university type campus
  • Friendly environment!
    • Restaurant, On site Medical Centre, Parking / Easy Access to train station, Coffee Shops & Onsite Shop, Sports & Social Club and More

Skills Required: 

  • An experienced engineer or scientist with the following attributes:
  • A degree in physical sciences, electronics, or communications engineering, or similar; advantageous to have higher degree (masters / PhD) in the same area but not required
  • Ideally you should have prior experience in one or more of the following areas: project leadership, bidding and commercial process, budget management, project management (e.g. Gantt charts and planning), people management and experience with platform survivability or RF stealth.
  • Any hands-on practical / laboratory skills would be a bonus; there are opportunities to assist or lead on RF characterisation measurements in our Bristol test facility
  • A top top-level appreciation of how Missile Survivability, Low Observability and RCS Design are interlinked
  • Proven delivery of technical work packages and projects with successful technical work delivered both individually and as part of a team
  • A commitment to continuing professional development would be a welcome attribute, both personally and in mentoring others. Interest in/holding Chartered Engineer / Scientist and professional membership also welcomed
  • As a bonus, experience in leading or undertaking Systems Engineering studies would be advantageous
  • Familiarity with Radar Cross Section (RCS) design and techniques is considered a bonus, although we have often trained people into the role who bring a positive attitude and the right technical strengths

You will need to obtain UK Security Clearance for this role. This will require you to either be a UK Citizen or a UK Dual Citizen. Some restrictions may apply.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.

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