Principal Through Life Engineer

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£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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You will be the primary technical point of contact for our In Service Torpedo Defence Systems, responsible for leading a project team that provides advice and expertise on the resolution of technical issues to our customers. You and your team will put in place procedures that ensure our equipment remains safe and suitable for continued service through its planned lifetime, working closely alongside both our design and field services teams.

Key Responsibilities

Leading the engineering office for our In Service Torpedo Defence Systems, you will be responsible for:

* Providing a proactive response to emerging technical issues, including customer fault reports and technical queries
* Coordinating the project engineering team to develop a solution that is technically and commercially acceptable
* Enacting programmes of inspection and preventative maintenance
* Ensuring that customer equipment remains safe and suitable for continued service
* Seeking opportunities to improve the in-service delivery performance of our Torpedo Defence Systems
* Coordinating and cooperating with the field support team to conduct ship surveys and commission equipment
* Implementing change requests to documentation
* Highlighting resource conflict or constraints to engineering management
* Producing estimates for new engineering work (e.g. redesign) and planning the work.A reliable and trustworthy individual, with a logical approach, you will have

Skills, Qualification and Experience

* A relevant Bachelor’s or higher degree, or equal professional experience.
* Significant experience as a senior engineer within the In-Service phase of the lifecycle
* Provided leadership, and worked ‘hands on,’ during integration, testing and system commissioning
* Demonstrated the ability to plan and execute support tasks on complex projects
* Shown the ability to work under tight time constraints, in challenging contexts
* A background working with maritime equipment. An understanding of underwater warfare systems would be a bonus.
* Demonstrable experience in communicating complicated topics clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical audiences

Personal Attributes

* Possess excellent organisational and management skills
* Be able to define problem spaces, gather data to establish the facts, and draw valid conclusions
* Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of your work
* Seek and give constructive feedback, and reflect on performance, to nurture potential within the team
* Have a full driving license. This role is office-based with regular travel to customer sites (primarily Portsmouth).
* Be eligible for security clearance to at least Security Check (SC) level with no caveats. This role is only open to UK sole nationals due to the security restrictions of the projects involved.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898989
Contact: Louis Frith

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