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about 1 month ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: Competitive
Location: Christchurch
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Any or N/A, Graduate
Aircraft type: Bombardier
Contact: Nathan Jervis
Sector: Security, Aircraft, Interior, Military & Defence
Category: Aeronautical Engineer Jobs
The ILS role is a multi-faceted one involving the design & development, qualification, production, test, installation, training, initial in-service support and through life. There will also be the need for some national and international travel to liaise with equipment suppliers and customers.


Key responsibilities 

  • ILS for EW systems.
  • ILS for potential customers of the equipment.
  • ILS for bids and proposals.
  • Develop ILS processes to ensure that the relevant requirements and ILS KPIs are being achieved
  • Perform detailed supportability analysis tasks.
  • Perform detailed availability, reliability and maintainability analysis tasks, including Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Produce and maintain ILS Plans (Integrated Support Plan, ILS Statement of Work and ILS element plans).
  • Produce and maintain ILS SOWs for subcontractors.
  • Manage subcontractor ILS deliverables.
  • Establish process for measuring and recording availability performance of equipment
  • Liaise with technical publications, training, safety and environmental functions.
  • Liaise with Technical Services organisation to establish In-Service Support (ISS) capability for the equipment.
  • Work as part of fully integrated project team.
  • Liaise with prime contractor and customer organisations.
  • Manage handover of ISS tasks to Support Manager.

Personal Skills/Abilities
  • Skills to undertake the complete range of tasks within the role
  • The ability to undertake all aspects of ILS
  • Ability to work within a team and on own depending on project and size of task
  • Ability to engage with external and internal customers in professional manner in person and by phone
  • Flexibility to work away from home on customer sites in UK and abroad, typically for a few days and occasionally be for longer periods of up to a one week
  • Able to write formal reports and meeting minutes, which can be used both internally and with customers
  • Able to use departmental tools to carry out the tasks required, Excel, Word, HEAT help desk and understand and interpret Project schedules
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues including apprentices and stakeholders
  • Health and Safety legislation and related regulation and risk minimisation practices in house and at customer sites
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to obtain SC clearance
Educational Vocational Qualifications
  • Degree level engineer preferred, but minimum HNC/HND engineering qualification with commensurate experience
  • Essential – extensive experience in all aspects of ILS (supportability analysis, AR&M analysis, planning and implementation of ISS).
  • Essential – understanding of CLS and availability-based ISS, performance metrics and KPIs
  • Essential – experience of airborne electronic equipment projects from both hardware and software viewpoint
  • Essential – experience of working with the military
  • Essential – experience of airworthiness requirements and regulations
  • Essential – experience within the defence industry or of working with defence contractors
  • Desirable – experience of Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment would be beneficial
  • Desirable – experience working to regulatory standards
  • Desirable – experience in the military, particularly with aircraft and avionics equipment
  • Desirable – experience of safety and environmental management
Desirable – understanding of project lifecycle management process

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