Technical Manager - SC Cleared

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  • Location:

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

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    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Technical Manager

SC Cleared

12 Month Contract

Lincoln - RAF Waddington

Role overview:

Technical Manager responsible for the day to day smooth running of the on-site facilities team (AOFT) delivering the Distributed Synthetic Air/Land Training (DSALT) system at the Air Battlespace Training Centre(ABTC) at RAF Waddington. The Technical Manager's key role is to ensure the technical infrastructure is configured and operationally capable, with all supporting resources in place.

The Technical Manager is the interface between the AOFT and the MOD's White Force, who design and deliver the training and rehearsal scenarios in line with an agreed schedule.

The Technical Manager will also work closely with the programme and technical team to ensure upgrades, continuous improvements and bespoke technical configurations are accepted and aligned with AOFT operations.

Key Accountabilities

1. Technical system is operationally capable and ready on time

2. AOFT supporting resources are in place in accordance with agreed competency and delivery requirements

3. Engage with stakeholders, project managers and senior technical staff to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems are mitigated

4. Provide system technical reports and support monthly on-site facility team performance reviews

5. Represent the AOFT alongside project manager

6. Direct and participate in engineering trouble shooting, resolving with minimal service disruption

7. Report progress and status to internal and external stakeholders

8. Understand and apply relevant regulatory, safety and company standards in the course of work

9. Acceptance of the system following technical upgrades

Key Capabilities

* Engineering or technical management experience

* Understanding of technology behind synthetic training systems and be able to rapidly assimilate DSALT specific systems knowledge

* Anticipate challenges and determine how they should be addressed

* Communicate effectively with customer, subcontractor, technical and business stakeholders

* Work independently, lead with high performance and behaviours

Essential Skills/Knowledge

* Technical leadership and negotiation

* Understand intent of training system

* Customer and subcontractor management

* Operational Process and Service Delivery

* Stakeholder and risk management

Desirable Skills/Knowledge

* Distributed synthetic training systems

* Network security

* Synthetic and simulated environments

* Systems engineering processes

* Engineering assurance

* MOD training and rehearsal

Experience & Qualifications

1. Professional Engineering Qualification (e.g. CEng / MSc / BSc) or equivalent experience

2. >5yr relevant experience

Based at the RAF Waddington site, with travel to Farnborough or other locations as required.