Support Integration Engineer in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Support Integration Engineer

Warton, Lancashire - 11 month contract duration / until October 2020 - Pay rate £40 p/h

Working within the Weapon System Integration Team, an exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen supporting the development and implementation of Engineering Capability and Integration across the Combat Air (CA) Weapons System Integration Team working with the Weapons System Capability and Support Services Engineering Shared Service teams and functional interfaces.

The candidate will be involved in a number of activities ranging from the development of Combat Air WSI level transformation strategies and implementation programmes that cut across the entire breadth of Weapon System Integration and support organisations. This (potentially) includes Eurofighter and the Eurofighter Partner Companies and which may also support key Engineering interface requirements with the other functions. As such you will be exposed to a number of diverse and demanding environments, including the requirement to support and facilitate meetings/workshops and deal with personnel at all levels.

We are looking for a highly motivated and tenacious candidate with a Support Engineering / Engineering Integration background who can demonstrate the following key abilities & skills:-

  • Ability to manage through influence rather than direct control at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressured and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Ability to develop robust & effective networks built on trust and respect
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to manage activities to an agreed programme with fixed milestones and deliverables
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to harness the technical strengths of a team in a diverse and complex environment
  • Good presentational skills at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong Support Engineering background and also broader knowledge of the link and relationship with Systems / Enterprise Engineering
  • Proven ability in solving challenging Engineering Issues with Senior Engineers

Responsibilities:

PRIMARY ROLE:

CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

To assist the WSI team management in the definition, design and implementation of any new or ongoing Engineering Capability Development activities (major improvements & initiatives); this may include (but is not limited to) the production of process definition or change documentation, process standards, implementation plans or programmes and general guidance documents in line with any deliverable timescales applicable to the subject task. Support to related review meetings and interfacing with appropriate points of contact in Combat Air Weapon System Capability and / or Combat Air Support Services, heads of capability and other Combat Air engineering personnel relevant to achieving the improvement activity.

Additional task requirements may include production and presentation of quality / progress reporting metrics in support of major improvement initiatives.

SECONDARY ROLE:

ENGINEERING GOVERNANCE & QUALITY MANAGEMENT

To assist the WSI team management in the production and/or maintenance of a suite of Governance plans at both Combat Air Support programmes level which provide guidance and governance for the processes in use by the Combat Air Support engineering shared services and; to assist the WSI team management in the production and/or maintenance of a suite of documentation aligned to the Quality & Governance requirements of the WSI team.

Requirements:

  • Proven ability of working within a Support Engineering / Integration Engineering function for complex systems.
  • Aerospace / defence background or other safety critical engineering projects.

Additional:

Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the projects involved all candidates must be capable of gaining a UK MOD Security Clearance to SC level. Candidates will be able to start in the role on a Baseline Personnel Security Check with an SC level application pending.

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