Principal Systems Engineer / System Design Authority
Ultra Electronics
Greenford
2d ago

Principal Systems Engineer / Systems Design Authority

As a Systems Engineer, to conduct systems engineering activities, either alone on a small project or as part of a larger project team, adhering to Engineering Function processes or project specific tailoring of those processes.

Systems Engineers will create and sustain successful, purposeful, systems that :

  • Relate to the development and delivery of goods and services;
  • Deliver real benefits to the company, suppliers and customers;
  • Works with all technical domains, and all business functions;
  • As a System Design Authority provide design governance to ensure projects are technical compliant and that all engineering activities are conducted to an acceptable technical quality in accordance with company procedures.

    Some Key Responsibilities :

    As a System Design Authority will be accountable for :

  • The technical solution to meet the customer, legislative and business requirements.
  • Ensuring that the project / sub-system is design, developed or supported in accordance with the company processes and procedures.
  • This includes, but not limited to : Product safety, design for manufacture, quality, development practices and guidelines.

  • As a System Design Authority will also be responsible for technical oversight of Engineering activities throughout the project lifecycle. This includes :
  • Product Certification and Compliance approval (all technical aspects, including contractual & legislative). This may include airworthiness where applicable.
  • Technical governance of engineering activities on a project. Any issues identified should be escalated as appropriate.
  • Design sign-off through key stages of the lifecycle, particularly at design reviews, or significant design change.
  • Approval of customer or critical concessions.
  • Ensuring that Design Reviews are appropriately planned, reported and signed off.
  • Approval of key technical management plans.
  • Approval of key specifications for development or procurement.
  • Ensuring engineering process are adhered to in accordance with company processes.
  • Liaison with Engineering Managers to establish lifecycle status planning & issue resolution.
  • Identifying Quality and Safety issues requiring support external from the project team
  • Coordination of Sub-System Design Authorities (where applicable).
  • Identifying strategic resource and capability issues to help establish and support future projects demands.
  • Supporting Engineering Lead as required for technical Customer discussions.
  • Supporting evaluation, mitigation and management of engineering risks.
  • Coaching and mentoring of other engineers.
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers as required.
  • Additional Requirements :

  • Use of development, target and test equipment as well as laboratories to perform engineering activities relating to allocated functional discipline.
  • Experience in the use of software tools :
  • Essential : MS Windows, , MS Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
  • Desirable : DOORS, Bugzilla / Jira, Windchill & IFS
  • Based at Greenford.
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