Principal Supportability Engineer

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    Luton, Bedfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £1 - £2 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Principal Supportability Engineer

Location: Luton

Salary: Competitive

A global aerospace and defence organisation are looking for a Principal Supportability Engineer to support the delivery of Supportability work packages, across a range of projects, in accordance with company processes and contractual requirements.

You will be expected to use your knowledge and expertise to make a substantial individual contribution to programme deliverables, in addition to providing mentoring and coaching to junior members of the team.

Responsibilities - Principal Supportability Engineer

  • Work alongside internal / external stakeholders to understand user needs and requirements, ensuring supportability plans are fit for purpose with defined routes to customer acceptance.

  • Draw on own knowledge and expertise to develop technical solutions at all stages of the lifecycle, but with a focus on early intervention to influence product design.

  • Personally coach and mentor others within the Supportability Engineering group on own area of expertise.

  • Travel within the UK to meet with our customers, industry partners and in support of cross-site initiatives to promote best practice and continuous improvement.

Skills and Qualifications - Principal Supportability Engineer

  • A detailed understanding of Supportability Engineering in the defence environment with experience of planning and delivering activities throughout the lifecycle.

  • Awareness across UK, US and European standards with an ability to extract relevant contract requirements and advise on tailoring the ILS work-package.

  • A good understanding of a variety of ILS tasks including RMT, LCC modelling and LORA.
    Familiarity with a range of common toolsets such as OPUS, Windchill (Relex), Favoweb and SAP.

  • An ability to identify and tailor Supportability requirements to different types of in-service support contracts and be familiar with the requirements of the DLF and DLODs.

  • Experience of the business winning process, including preparation of supportability task estimates for bids and proposals, identification of risks (and mitigations) and opportunities.