Maritime Combat System Lead Engineer

Havant, United Kingdom

Job Description

Systems Engineering
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LM RMS has an increasing number of programmes and opportunities associated with design and integration of maritime combat systems and subsystems for the UK Armed Forces and potential overseas customers. This position is for a Lead Maritime Combat Systems Engineer, principally focused on the air and missile defence domain including Directed Energy Weapons. The role will contribute to developing and growing this line of business including System Engineering activities in support of Maritime opportunity identification activities, operational analysis and design studies, bid support and programme performance (design, development, production, delivery and follow-on support and enhancements).

Duties will include:

  • Generation of common, tailored technical solutions for programmes and opportunities within the domain, and alignment with business and commercial elements of solutions.
  • Definition and leadership of Operational Analysis (OA) activities, including definition of OA problems, creation/integration of OA toolsets, conduct of modelling and exploration of result to determine and improve system performance and behaviour.
  • Leadership of multi-disciplined technical staff assigned across the domain, including permanently-assigned staff and staff shared with other activities.
  • Generation of White Papers, Requests for Information/Proposal responses, and delivery of appropriate external events such as demonstrations, conference exhibitions and presentations.
  • Generation of Should-Costs, estimates, resource and staffing requirements, nominal schedules, opportunity qualification activities, competitive analysis.
  • Creating alignment between opportunities and existing and planned LM products, including reach-back to LM US and international business units for product identification and influencing.
  • Providing support to capture events including strategy development, competitive analysis and internal/independent reviews.
  • Analyze business & market strategies and developing product/technology roadmap(s) for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Plan and delivery company-funded research and development and Capital projects to align with business goals.
  • Providing visibility of activities to stakeholders.
  • Development of external relationships including across Lockheed Martin, customer acquisition / integration / support authorities, users, other businesses, universities and lab engagements, including securing third party investments.

Required skills, qualifications and experience
  • Proven experience with and leadership of successful design, implementation, integration, test, installation and acceptance of Maritime Combat Systems.
  • Business-focused attitude and ability to synthesize business and contractual needs and requirements into effective system solution architectures within agreed technical, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Experience of supporting Business Development and Capture Teams in pursuit of new opportunities including operational analysis, preliminary solution definition, solution design and preparation and delivery of proposal material including schedule and cost estimates.
  • Able to support Systems Engineering tasking - requirements analysis, decomposition, allocation, systems integration and testing.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with an ability to convey complex data in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of current Defence Standards as applicable to the maritime combat systems domain.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to work with all levels of engineering, programme management and business leadership.
  • Familiarity with maritime air defence systems (hardkill and softkill) and Threat Evaluation and Weapon Allocation protocols.
  • Familiarity with Directed Energy Weapons.
  • Ability to interpret current practices and processes, recommend improvements where necessary and drive change.
  • Able to develop Technology Roadmaps and conduct assessment of existing Systems, modified or new Systems, and embodiment of COTS/MOTS Systems.
  • Able to conduct internal and customer-funded Research and Development studies.
  • Experience of Model Based Engineering and Digital Development Environments
  • Ability to plan and control own work and that of assigned staff.
  • Able to demonstrate strong technical leadership within a busy environment whilst providing guidance and mentoring to other engineers

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Full Time
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United Kingdom
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Lockheed Martin UK Ltd Integrated Systems (LMUK 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 LMUK IS business is a leading provider of systems engineering, software development and complex programme management for global security, cyber, civil and commercial markets.
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