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Lead Validation and Verification Systems Engineer

ID de la oferta R0074591 Fecha de publicación Sep. 26, 2019 Lieu: Crawley, Inglaterra, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employee
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Primary Purpose of the Role:

The Lead Validation and Verification Systems Engineer is a key position on a substantial programme with accountability for planning and delivering the Verification, Validation and Qualification approach supporting acceptance of the solution by the Customer.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

The list below is not exhaustive nor will individuals be expected to be able to undertake all of them. They are given as a guide as to the expected duties of the grade.

  • Planning and leading all aspects of the IVVQ activity (including liaison with external test/qualification houses where appropriate) throughout the whole life cycle including elements of internal Product IVVQ which will support project delivery.
  • Ensuring that the IVVQ activities are aligned to the overall Project Plan and are delivered in line with the agreed Project cost, quality and schedule constraints.
  • Leading the IVVQ team (following contract award) to collaborate with the other system engineering teams  and with key sub-contractors to successfully execute the plan
  • ·Organising relevant engineering reviews and ensuring that these are professionally executed in line with Thales and Industry standard guidelines and any actions are implemented in a timely manner.

  • Ensuring the delivery of qualification and verification data to support required accreditation and certification

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong leadership skills and interpersonal soft skills; able to drive the establishment of a proactive and dynamic team culture where all team members are encouraged and supported to operate to their full capability. 
  • A sound understanding of System Engineering principles and of the IVVQ activities and objectives
  • A structured and organised approach to team management and communication
  • Demonstrable experience in IVVQ management
  • Strong engineering background in a complex systems development environment
  • Obtaining customer acceptance on complex Projects (including sub-contracted requirement acceptance)
  • Managing technical and engineering change across internal stakeholders
  • Good overall Systems, Software and Hardware integration experience

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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