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Systems Design & Verification Lead - Bristol

Overtime - Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 5447 Date Posted: Monday 06 Nov 2023
Systems Design & Verification Lead
Location:                 Bristol
Salary:                      £45,000 - £53,000 + Bonus, Overtime, Pension & Flexible Working
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Design & Verification Lead to join a world class technical engineering company based in Bristol.
Sea Viper is currently going through its next phase of life with major upgrades proposed to be rolled out over the coming years. In support of this, a system design & verification lead role has opened up in the team to lead key elements of the system design & verification activities for the first increment of the major capability update to the system. The role would be reporting to the head of system design. This is a high-profile programme within the business and MOD, and as part of the team you will engage with many senior stakeholders in delivering the role. 
Systems Design & Verification Lead role
  • Development of a coherent weapon system design baseline, including identification and management of design queries, and ensuring a coherent and consistent system design alongside the wider evolving Sea Viper design.
  • Development of a qualification strategy.
  • Management of the project requirement baseline, ensuring flow-down and agreement of sub-system requirements.
  • Management of the key interface baselines, including the data exchange specifications between Sea Viper C2 and the combat management system and radar, requiring management of the relationships with the C2, CMS and radar design authorities.
  • Management of technical analyses and investigations of system-level issues and opportunities, including conduct of trade-off studies, and any key supporting system design studies required to de-risk the system design.
  • Management and conduct of key design reviews.
  • Management of the system design verification and validation activities for the project.
  • Management of complex relationships, both at a customer interaction level and the industry partners and suppliers, including management of relevant customer working groups.
  • Management of key relationships with sub-system design authorities.
  • Management of the systems team resource required to support the delivery of the above responsibilities.
Systems Design & Verification Lead skills and qualifications required from the following:
  • Broad systems engineering background covering phases of the CADMID cycle from concept to manufacture, including generating TRSs, interface definitions, V&V planning, trials planning, qualification evidence generation and collation, generation of certification documents.
  • Detailed knowledge of system engineering processes.
  • Broad knowledge of weapon system design concepts; experience working on air defence systems desirable; knowledge of C2, missile and radar design desirable.
  • Ability to establish and maintain efficient and effective working relationships with stakeholders including MoD PT, WECA, MWC, DSTL, QinetiQ, BAES (Naval Ships and Maritime Services).
  • Ability to communicate effectively across numerous levels of the stakeholder community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers, and seniors within the business.
  • Ability to produce concise, coherent, and detailed technical reports of a high quality.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a high performing team.
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