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11 Jul 17. Job – Business Development Engineer- Defence in East Sussex
Location: East Sussex, UK
Salary: £50000 – £58000 Per year
Job type: Permanent
Category: Sales Engineering
Job Reference: 1161983/002
Posted on: 3 Jul 2017
About the Role:
Business Development Engineer- Defence
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Development professional to join a global leading defence manufacturing company. This internal / office based role will offer the right candidate high levels of job security with an already established and ever growing company.
Main Role & Responsibilities:
+ Evaluate and identify market trends, new business opportunities for long term strategic targeting
+ Develop new business leads by proactive engagement, networking with and creating long term relationships with key industry prime contractors, government department and end users
+ Manage all Business Development pursuits, with clear responsibilities and accountability for UK, Western Europe and any othe regions subsequently appointed, through effective communication with cross functional staff, business area leads, consultants, representatives and corporate engaged parties
+ Represent the company and Business Aeea is cross site BD activities and initiatives
Ideally you will have:
+ Degree or equivalent in related subject – desirable but not necessary
+ Experience in the aerospace/defence industry
+ Proven track record having demonstrated success in achieving and exceeding new business development award targets
+ Experience of UK, USA and Foreign MODs, Defence procurement contracting practices
12 Jul 17. A new £65m aviation research centre is to be constructed at Cranfield University.
Designed to spearhead UK research in digital aviation technology, the new DARTeC (Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre) will provide research facilities unprecedented in Europe.
Researchers at the centre will address new challenges facing the aviation industry, such as:
• the integration of drones into civilian airspace
• increasing the efficiency of airports through technological advances
• creating safe, secure shared airspace through secure data communication infrastructures
• increasing the reliability and availability of aircraft through self-sensing, self-aware technologies
With game-changing technologies such as a virtual air traffic control tower and next-generation radar technologies located at the University’s licensed airport, a new Civil Aviation Authority-approval route will be created, giving increased efficiency, flexibility and capacity.
Together with £15.5m of funding from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), monies for the development are being provided by a consortium of leading aerospace and aviation companies, including Thales, Raytheon, SAAB, Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited, Boeing UK and Aveillant – as well as Cranfield University itself.
Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University, said: “This is a fantastic example of business, academia and Government coming together to create world-leading research facilities. Together with the Aerospace Integration Research Centre and the University’s own airport, the construction of DARTeC will see Cranfield offering the leading aerospace and aviation research facilities in Europe.
“The research at Cranfield will develop solutions for the aviation sector in the 21st century through collaboration between universities, business, government and regulatory authorities.”
Principal Investigator for DARTeC and Director of Transport Systems, Professor Graham Braithwaite, said: “T