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Sr Systems Engineer - G4

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 17242 Date posted 08/14/2019 City Burgess Hill State/Province West Sussex Country/Region United Kingdom

Overall Purpose:

Collins Aerospace STS provides solutions to the most complex simulation and training challenges for a variety of military & commercial customers around the world. Devices range in complexity from classroom based desktop training all the way up to high fidelity weapon systems and full-flight training systems including full visual, motion, and simulator interoperability (HLA/DIS).

Reporting to the Systems Engineering Manager, possessing strong systems engineering skills, this role involves dealing with enquiries from potential customers, assessing system level requirements and liaising with relevant Collins product teams to help formulate and develop solutions.

Responsibilities to include technical demonstration, technical documentation, support to bids and proposals, design reviews, configuration, integration and test and acceptance phases of simulation and training systems.

Focused on customer requirements to specify, develop, document and test new systems solutions. Use of V model development methodology and sound systems engineering practices.

Occasional international travel relating to technical demonstrations, key installations and acceptance will be required. Support of industry trade shows may be required.

Travels in support of project requirements such as: working group meetings, design reviews, installation and integration, acceptance testing and maintenance.

Will possess good customer affinity, strong communication skills and is capable of representing Collins to the customer and user community.

Key Accountabilities:

Accountability                                  Description

Systems Engineering                    Capture and analyse customer requirements; derive product requirements.

                                                      Collaborate with product specialists, software engineers, testers, hardware engineers, and project management to develop solutions

                                                      Recognises technical Risks/Opportunities as they arise and actively pursues them

                                                      Develop engineering estimates for Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Bid proposals, using applicable enterprise estimation tools

                                                      Has primary execution responsibilities to ensure responsible projects remain within budget, on schedule and meets requirements

Teamwork                                      Participate in cross-functional team efforts in definition, integration, verification, and validation of products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity

                                                      Builds cooperative relationships with others within and outside of the organization

                                                      Has the authority to liaise with all Rockwell Collins personnel, at all levels, as appropriate to achieve the objectives, to provide full status reporting and to ensure the success of all technical designs and deliveries being worked

Customer Focus                           Manages customer’s expectations by providing all information necessary including negative factors

States clear understanding of customer’s needs and describes how they will be met

Gains commitment to design and delivery timescales from others

Key Competencies:

Competency:                                    Evidence Behaviours

Analysis                                         Demonstrates the ability to provide a logical, general analysis of most problems and in-depth analysis of some problems.

Attitude                                          Ability to adapt to changing requirements, self-driven to achieve key milestones, expands domain knowledge to stretch the product capability.

Dependability                                Demonstrates the ability to follow through on work assignments with little to no further prompting and raises any potential issues found to leadership.

Detail Orientation                          Is able to provide status of work assignments at any time and has shown the ability to improve based on past mistakes.

Judgment                                      Bases decisions on factual information and sometimes considers alternative course of action before reaching decisions.

Collaboration                                Demonstrates proactive collaboration across domains in order to drive engineering development activities forward.

Time Management                        Manages time pressures constructively by renegotiating timeframes, reprioritising workload and managing others expectations

Key Qualifications and Experience:

Qualification/Experience or Skill                                                             Must/Desirable

Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math                      Must

(STEM) discipline, or, in the absence of a bachelor's degree,

demonstrable and substantial related experience

Systems Engineering background                                                                        Must

Demonstrable and substantial experience of simulation                                      Must

and training systems

Demonstrable and substantial experience of customer and                                Must

end user direct interaction

Ability to travel worldwide (approximately 10%)                                                   Must

Security Clearance (SC) or the ability to attain/renew                                          Must

Technical Project Management experience                                                          Desirable

Experience of working with National and International Defence organisations    Desirable

Job Summary
Utilize an interdisciplinary approach focusing on customer needs and requirements to design, develop, document and test hardware and/or software systems ranging from the straightforward to extremely complex. Uses independent judgment to make decisions in day-to-day job responsibilities the majority of the time under general supervision.
Job Responsibilities
  • Significant domain knowledge and knowledge of associated products, systems and applicable regulatory requirements in assigned area (e.g. Flight Controls). May be considered a specialist in a specific systems area or a generalist in multiple systems areas and recognized in their organization. Provide inputs to technical & product roadmaps.
  • Capture, analyze, decompose, model and create requirements for systems, product or sub-systems of moderate to high complexity. Conduct verification/validation testing for products and subsystems of moderate to high complexity and contribute to system integration.
  • Develop functional, interface and performance specifications for hardware and software implementation. Contribute to architecturally significant requirements and technical risk area identification.
  • May lead cross-functional or domain teams as a Project Engineer, or lead a systems engineering team on a small program, or lead systems verification testing for products and sub-systems of moderate complexity.
  • Estimate, track, own and report project technical, cost and schedule aspects for assigned scope of work.
  • Decisions may have moderate impact on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Understand and utilize internal processes, methods and tools for systems development and documentation efforts. Review defect trends and recommend new approaches, tools and techniques that drive continuous improvement in technical development processes
  • Serve in a design quality role (systems) helping to assure that development teams are following appropriate processes.
  • Act as a mentor to more-junior engineers in additional areas including project planning and execution.
  • Individual job duties may vary.
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other protected status.


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