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System Engineering Manager


Basingstoke, United Kingdom

The jobholder will work as part of a team in a bid and programme environment, operating as the System Engineering Manager on development programmes.

In a bid environment the jobholder will be responsible for planning (establishing the lifecycle, processes and methods etc) and estimating for delivery of engineering activities associated with the programme.

In a programme environment the jobholder will be responsible for the planning, estimating, execution of engineering activities and management of the engineering team.

The applicant will be working in conjunction with a Programme Manager and Product Design Authority.

Tasks to include

Preparing Technical Proposals for and Managing Bids
Establishing the project lifecycle.
Preparing the System Engineering Management Plan and producing/ managing the production of other supporting plans for specific engineering activities.
Establishing the System Engineering activities, processes, methods and tools by tailoring of the company standard engineering framework.
Estimating Engineering activities.
Main duties within a programme environment comprise:
Managing the engineering team to accomplish engineering activities to time, budget and quality.
Working closely with the Programme Manager to ensure that activities are scheduled in accordance with programme schedule needs.
To act or work closely with the Design Authority to deliver the product solution, that meets the customer requirements.
Producing and maintaining System Engineering Plans.
Ensuring that processes, methods and tools are appropriate for the activities to be performed
Implementation of metrics for the purposes of tracking and reporting progress against plan and managing activities to time, budget and quality
Reporting progress and status to the Programme Manager.
To manage the engineering team assigned to the programme in all the design & engineering activities undertaken on the programme.
To exhibit good leadership skills, able to delegate & motivate effectively, sharing information
To ensure that design certification for contract requirements and appropriate legislation, including product safety, is performed correctly.
To organise engineering reviews and prepares associated technical Dossiers.
To review and approve the completion of the integration, verification, validation, and qualification results & behaving as a team player with all stakeholders.

General duties comprise:

To identify programme specific training requirements in conjunction with the Systems Discipline Manager and to support the development of allocated staff.
To act as a Programme Design Authority for allocated programmes if required by the Operations Directorate.
To act as a technical reviewer or chairman as required to support the overall governance function, e.g. at gate reviews for bids, design reviews, estimate reviews etc.
Working closely with the System Discipline Manager to ensure that company policies and practices are observed

Skills, experience and qualifications needed:

IBM DOORS (Vs 9.6 (or later))
An understanding of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering methodologies around Design, Verification, Validation, Qualification and Acceptance
Be self motivated and capable of working alone and with teams
Have good written, oral and presentation skills to allow effective communication with peers, and both technical and non-technical customers.
Proven experience of working in a Systems Engineering or mixed engineering environment
Proven experience of writing Engineering Plans, Design Verification Plans, Test Specifications, Trials plans, Test Reports or similar.
Experience of managing non-conformance
A proven record within a systems engineering environment
A good first degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in an Engineering Subject (Systems, Physics, Electronics, Software or Mechanical Engineering)

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