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4 months ago
Lockheed Aerospace
Location: Havant
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs

ILS Lead Engineer (Maritime Systems)



Specific Job Description

Specific Job Description:
As a key member of the Systems Supportability Team the position requires an ILS Lead with strong logistics and in service support skills to identify, develop and implement cost effective and optimised support solutions for a variety of maritime programmes and capabilities.

This will include :

* Define and manage the ILS Programmes
* Define technical responsibilities and allocation of the Maritime ILS Team
* Develops integrated logistics strategies and solutions
* Ensure that the Technical Customer, Supplier and internal interfaces are effectively managed including working within an engineering team to influence and provide guidance on the reliability and supportability of the design
* Provide ILS Management for Maritime In service support programmes
* Support proposal activities with initial support solution development and responses to PQQ,ITT and proposal requests
* Develop the ILS aspects of new business, including performance, schedule and cost parameters.
* Take on programme responsibilities, such as Programme management and IPT leadership as agreed with the System Supportability manager.
* Ensure that ILS products/solutions are not only delivered to a high standard, on schedule and within budget but are clear discriminators for LMUKIS.
* Work closely with the Systems Supportability Manager, to ensure that he/she is kept fully aware of all technical and personnel issues.
* Provide appropriate and controlled escalation of technical issues.
* Comply with legislative requirements and Company and department procedures and ensure currency of knowledge in subject areas.
* Builds relationships with strategic customers through logistics initiatives. Integrates learning from customers, competitors, operating entities, distribution, transportation, customer service, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve competitive position
* Responsible to the Systems Supportability Manager for technical performance of the ILS activities
* Work closely with the Systems Supportability Manager and programme ILS Leads, to ensure that they are kept fully aware of all technical issues.
* Provide appropriate and controlled escalation of technical issues.
* Comply with legislative requirements and Company and department procedures

The ILS Lead Engineer Maritime Systems will be expected to perform and work from broad guidance, and provide status to their management regularly. The position will normally be on-site at Havant; however there will be need for regular liaison with Supplier and Sub contractors in UK and abroad, as well as briefing to other team members, Leads, and Management.

The ILS Lead Engineer Maritime Systems will be required to communicate effectively verbally and through E-mail with and will be expected to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and show a degree of flexibility in working hours when required to meet project milestones.

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Full Time

Hours Per Week



United Kingdom (UK)

Business Environment

Established in 1991, Rotary and Mission Systems Integrated Systems (RMS IS), is a leading prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for a wide portfolio of high technology programmes, complex integration, training and through-life support, spanning the defence and civil sectors. The LM RMS IS business, a leading provider of systems engineering, software development and complex programme management for global security, cyber, civil and commercial markets.

Clearance Required for Role


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Required skills, qualifications and experience

* Detailed understanding of the development of logistic support solutions
* Knowledge and experience of ILS disciplines and the associated issues
* Minimum of 15 years experience, including 10 in aerospace (military / commercial)
* Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and work well in a team environment
* Good leadership skills
* Fully conversant with two or more specialist areas within ILS.
* Considerable experience in developing and managing the ILS aspects of Studies, Proposals, Statements of Work, System Requirement Specifications, System Design Documents, Interface Control Documents, Requirements Validation Matrices, Test Procedures and Test Reports.
* Familiar with ILS Requirements Capture and Apportionment, Prediction, Validation and Verification techniques.
* Implementing Def Stan 00-600 and its supporting Defence Standards, the DLF, MIL Standards and AECMA specifications
* Experienced in project management techniques such as scheduling, earned value management and task estimation (BOEs
* Formulation of ILS plans/schedules, engineering cost estimates. Preparation and submission of Basis of Estimates
* Technical leadership of ILS programmes, including schedule and resource definition and management.
* Management of supplier relationship and negotiation of issues with customer, to establish good working relationships with suppliers and customers

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

* Knowledge and experience of Maritime systems
* Knowledge and experience of business capture and proposal support
* Analytical: ability to analyse technical problems and provide solutions.
* Negotiation: ability to resolve Customer issues in an effective productive manner.
* Leadership: ability to draw together a team and motivate to achieve team goals and technical solutions.
* Communication: ability to produce and present convincing presentations, design documents and proposal to Customer and Supplier.
* Decision-making: ability to make rapid decisions.
* Interpersonal: ability to work with and lead a team of people, good listening and debating skills.
* Technical innovation: ability to achieve solutions innovatively.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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