SC Cleared Senior Systems EngineerAerospace SectorAmesbury, Wiltshire12 Months ContractRate NegotiableMy client is seeing an experienced contractor to provide Systems Engineering leadership to aerospace projects and bids and to act as designated Technical Lead for specific and appropriate projects.Due to the nature of the client applicants must hold SC Clearance or be willing to undergo the process.Key Accountabilities: * Day-to-day leadership and management of engineering and technical teams to deliver integrated engineering outputs that meet the customer's requirements. * Ensuring that Systems Engineering gains and retains a 'world class' standard through continuous improvement. * Collaboration with Resource Management as required to assign relevant technical work tasks to suitably qualified and experienced personnel. * Working as a key member of the Systems Engineering team to deliver integrated activities to contracted time, cost and quality. * Ensuring a consistent approach to the integration of engineering outputs across all platform tasks. * Ensuring consistency of technical processes, methods and tools for the delivery stream ensuring a coherent integration of engineering activity to meet customer requirements. * Effective capture and analysis of customer requirements. * Coordination of bids and estimates, generation of technical/solution strategies (e.g. Evaluation & Test Strategy), Technical Delivery Plans and work breakdown structures to support project cost plans and bids. * Production of appropriate Technical Assurance plans and ensuring adherence throughout the project lifecycle. * Identification of project technical risks and assisting the Project Manager with the management of them. * Compliance with business processes and engineering governance. * Mentoring of other Systems Engineering staff and activities as required. * Promoting consistent use of all systems engineering processes, methods and tools. * Supporting development and retention of a 'world class' capability to provide customers with independent technical advice. * Delivery of integrated engineering output that meets business objectives.Key Decision making areas of the position: * Selection of technical solutions. * Leadership and management of technical projects. * Coordination of the integrated technical output from the delivery team, including compliance with regulation.Essential education, qualifications and training: * Recognised aerospace qualification to at least HNC standard. * Evidence of further learning and relevant training in air systems and engineering. * Chartered or Incorporated Engineer, or evidence of progress towards Prof Registration.Essential knowledge, skills and experience required: * A good working knowledge of general Systems Engineering principles. * Excellent people management and communication skills. * Technical experience within the aerospace domain. * Ability to make sound judgements on integrated solutions. * Sound knowledge of technical governance.Please submit your CV in the first instance.