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Job – Senior Systems Engineer in Preston
Location: Preston, UK
Salary: £44 – £44 Per hour
Job type: Contract
Category: Defence Engineering
Job Reference: EMP426681
Posted on: 8 Jan 2019
About the Role:
Roles are available for experienced Systems Engineers to design, develop and deploy a Mission System Architecture for Future Fighter.
The opportunities are across the scope of the Mission System including Intelligent Mission and Vehicle Management Systems. Model Based System Engineering tools and techniques are employed to perform System and Subject Matter Requirements Analysis, Architecture Design, System and Component Design for software implementation and deployment Integration and testing. Engineers are also required to perform Safety analysis and Operator Interface design.
The successful candidate could be expected to be involved the following activities:
– Analysis of Mission System Requirements using Model Based Systems Engineering Based techniques (including Use Case Analysis and Class Modelling) using
– Functional Design using Integrity Modeller
– Definition of Component Specifications (High Level Software Requirements and Service Definition)
– Analysis and Refinement of Safety & Security Requirements
– Ensure all Engineering activities are undertaken in compliance with Engineering policies
The Candidate should have experience and training is required for entry/recruitment into the job. This is typically experience in applying subject or discipline knowledge in job related situations (for example professional/technical experience). In addition, experience in applying tools and techniques (for example, tool use, use of software packages or mainframe systems) with desirable experience with Model Based Systems Engineering using MOOD/MoDAF, SysML and/or UML in Integrity Modeller or similar such as, Rhapsody, Statemate.
* Experience of writing High Level Software Requirements for Simulation to DO 178-C standards.
* Experience of software design, deployment & architecting.
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing technical support during development, with clear understanding of the product, risks, issues, assumptions & dependencies associated with the products. The Individual should have good communication skills; have a thorough knowledge of engineering principles and good knowledge of the product life cycle.
*please note that these roles are SC to start and will be working on UK eyes only projects*
08 Jan 19. Indian Navy to establish new airbase on Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. India is to commission a new naval airbase on its Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory to augment its strategic reach in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Indian Navy (IN) spokesperson Captain D K Sharma told Jane’s on 8 January that INS Kohasa – located about 300 km north of the archipelago’s capital Port Blair – will enter service on 24 January and initially feature a 1,000m-long runway to support operations conducted by helicopters and Dornier 228 maritime patrol aircraft. The runway will later be extended to 3,000 m to enable operations to be carried out by fighters and other aircraft, he added. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
10 Jan 19. Algeria unveils new ‘Kilo’-class submarines. Algeria has commissioned two new submarines, the Ministry of National Defence announced on 9 January. The commissioning took place during a visit by Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaïd Salah to the Mers el-Kébir naval base. The submarines are called Ouarsenis (031) and Hoggar(032). The Russian media reported in February 2014 that Algeria had ordered two new Project 636M ‘Kilo’-class boats from Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
12 Jan 19. US Navy Commissioned Littoral Combat Ship Wichita. The US Navy commissioned its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Jan. 12, at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., near Jacksonville, where the ship will be homeported. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas delivered the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Kate Lehrer, author and wife of Wichita native Jim Lehrer, the former anchor of “The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour” on PBS, is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Mrs. Lehrer gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!”
“This commissioning represents USS Wichita’s entry into the active fleet and is a testament to the increased capabilities made possible by a true partnership between the Department of the Navy and our industrial base,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “This ship honors the citizens of Wichita, Kansas for their longstanding support of the Navy and Marine Corps team and I am confident USS Wichita and crew will make our Navy and nation stronger.”
The future USS Wichita is the third naval vessel to honor Kansas’s largest city. The first was a heavy cruiser in service from 1939 to 1947. Active during World War II, Wichita supported amphibious landings during Operation Torch in November 1942 in the European Theater. She later participated in the Battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf and the invasion of Okinawa in 1944 in the Pacific Theater. Wichita earned 13 battle stars for wartime service. The second USS Wichita (AOR 1) was a first-in-class replenishment oiler in service from 1969 to 1993. During her first three deployments, the ship made numerous trips to replenish ships on “Yankee Station,” earning four battle stars for service during the Vietnam War.
The future USS Wichita is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments as well as the open-ocean. It is designed to defeat asymmetric “anti-access” threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft.
The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom variant and the Independence variant, designed and built by two industry teams. The Freedom variant team is led by Lockheed Martin, Marinette, Wis., (for the odd-numbered hulls). The Independence variant team is led by Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., (for LCS 6 and the subsequent even-numbered hulls). (Source: US DoD)
04 Jan 19. Thailand’s first South Korean-made frigate heads home. Key Points:
- Thailand’s first DW3000 frigate has left South Korea for Thailand
- The vessel is on track to be commissioned by the Royal Thai Navy in early 2019
The Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN’s) first South Korean-made multipurpose frigate, which will be in service as HTMS Tachin (471), is on its journey home from South Korea to Thailand.
According to data from the IHS Markit AISLive portal, the vessel arrived near Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, on 25 December. The frigate’s last automatic identification system (AIS) transmission before arriving in Hong Kong was on 22 December in waters off South Korea.
Tachin was ceremonially handed over to senior RTN officials and the frigate’s crew on 14 December at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DSME’s) facilities in Okpo, South Korea. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
09 Jan 19. Royal Thai Army receives two more Mi-17V-5 helos. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has received two more Russian-made Mil Mi-17V-5 ‘Hip-H’ medium transport helicopters, an RTA source told Jane’s on 8 January. The platforms, which were acquired under a contract signed in December 2017, were delivered in mid-December 2018 and conducted their first flight in Thailand later that month, the source said, adding that the rotorcraft will be operated by the RTA’s 41st Aviation Battalion based at Lopburi. The RTA already operates five Mi-17V-5 platforms. In March 2008 the service ordered the first three such rotorcraft from Russia, which were delivered in March 2011, followed by the remaining two in November 2015 under a contract signed in July 2014. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
04 Jan 19. India’s HAL gets approval to manufacture LCA Tejas Mk1 aircraft. India-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been given the permission by the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) for manufacturing Tejas Mk1. The aircraft is a weaponised version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The company is expected to deliver the first Tejas Mk1 by the end of the year, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported citing an unidentified HAL spokesperson. CEMILAC is a laboratory of the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) set up to certify and qualify military aircraft and airborne systems.
The Tejas multi-role aircraft is part of the country’s LCA programme and is designed to replace the ageing MiG-21 fighters.
It is a single-seat, single-jet engine fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) with HAL as the principal partner.
The approval will allow HAL to commence manufacturing of Tejas Mk1 under final operational clearance (FOC) configuration.
The HAL spokesperson was quoted by the news agency as saying: “The actual final operational clearance, however, will take place only after extensive tests and trial.”
He added that the aircraft must demonstrate battle-time capabilities of mid-air refuelling, AESA radar, electronic warfare suites, a variety of bombs and weapons for obtaining the FOC.
According to the spokesperson, HAL has received an order from the IAF for the delivery of 40 LCA aircraft, including 20 FOC-configured aircraft and 20 IOC-configured versions. So far, the IAF has inducted around ten to 11 IOC-configured Tejas. In November, Indian news agency IANS reported HAL is establishing a new facility at Nashik in the state of Maharashtra to double the production of the aircraft. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
04 Jan 19. US Navy’s F-35C on Track to Be Combat Ready Next Month. An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 taxis on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The U.S. Navy is on track to reach critical milestones and declare its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters ready for combat next month. There have been no reported delays in the service’s F-35C reaching initial operating capability (IOC) next month, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Lauren Chatmas told Military.com on Friday.
The Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office “is confident in meeting milestones as planned,” Chatmas said.
While no official February date has been announced, the work “is still on target, still proceeding as planned,” she said.
Last month, the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 “Argonauts” out of Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, completed a critical milestone aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a turning point in reaching IOC for the Navy’s stealth jet.
The “Argonauts” are slated to become the service’s first operational F-35C squadron. Once IOC ready, VFA-147’s first deployment is scheduled aboard the Vinson in 2021.
The progression comes as the Navy plans to deactivate its F-35 squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and move operations to NAS Lemoore, centralizing its Joint Strike Fighter operations out west.
The JSF program as a whole is continuing its formal operational test phase, which it entered in December.
The Joint Program Office and the aircraft’s manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Corp., announced Dec. 6 that all three F-35 variants belonging to the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will be field-tested “for the purposes of determining the weapons systems’ operational effectiveness and operational suitability for combat.”
For example, F-35 pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, California — home to the Air Force Test Center, which tests a variety of aircraft and weapons — have flown more than 30 missions since the testing was announced, according to the Air Force.
“Formal Initial Operational Test & Evaluation will test the system and identify areas for improvement in the most stressing operationally representative environments,” JPO spokesman Joe DellaVedova said last month. Pilots, maintainers, engineers and Lockheed Martin officials, among other experts, will work with the JPO and the Defense Department to identify operational and technical areas that could be upgraded or enhanced. The IOT&E testing is expected to be complete late this summer, DellaVedova said. (Source: Military.com)
PLANT CLOSURES, JOB LOSSES AND STRIKES
06 Jan 19. Defense Department Announces Departure of Chief of Staff. Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney, USN (Ret.), has stepped down as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense. He has served in this role since January 2017. “After two years in the Pentagon, I’ve decided the time is right to return to the private sector. It has been an honor to serve again alongside the men and women of the Department of Defense,” said Sweeney. (Source: US DoD)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
09 Jan 19. DoD Launches Talent Exchange Pilot Program to Strengthen the Acquisition Workforce. This week the United States Department of Defense (DoD) launched the Defense-Industry Talent Exchange Pilot Program. This acquisition-focused pilot program will enable 13 DoD and private sector participants to gain a better understanding of each other’s business operations, and share innovative best practices.
“I am very excited about this groundbreaking program because it gives our DoD acquisition professionals an incredible opportunity to gain experience and insight with their industry colleagues,” said Ms. Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. “One of the key objectives of this program is to advance each participant’s professional and leadership development, so it’s a win win for the department and industry.”
09 Jan 19. US Court rules in favour of Trump policy on military transgender ban. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favour of a Trump administration policy for a military transgender ban.
The court overturned a ruling of a federal judge of Washington DC that blocked the barring policy, stating that it violates the constitutional rights of transgender recruits in the armed forces. However, this victory is restricted given that other federal courts have issued injunctions against the administration’s policy, which is applicable across the country. The DC Circuit also noted that the ‘decision is not a final determination on the merits’, and the case will continue in the district court.
In March, Donald Trump announced that he would endorse a plan by the former defense secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
NCLR legal director Shannon Minter said the ruling is ‘a devastating slap in the face to transgender service members who have proved their fitness to serve and their dedication to this country’.
Minter added: “We will keep fighting this cruel and irrational policy, which serves no purpose other than to weaken the military and punish transgender service members for their patriotism and service.”
GLAD Transgender Rights Project director Jennifer Levi said that the decision is based on the ‘absurd idea that forcing transgender people to suppress who they are in order to serve is not a ban’.
Levi commented: “It ignores the reality of transgender people’s lives, with devastating consequences, and rests on a complete failure to understand who transgender people are.
“It is also destabilising to the military to so dramatically reverse a policy that has been in place for over two years that senior military officials acknowledge has operated with no problems.”
Doe was the first legal challenge filed in opposition to Trump’s transgender military ban. It was filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). It is one of their two lawsuits challenging the ban.
Pentagon spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell was quoted by The Washington Post as saying that the Defense Department would continue to ‘press our case in the courts’.
In a statement, Maxwell said: “As always, we treat all transgender persons with respect and dignity. It is critical that the department be permitted to formulate personnel policies that it determines are necessary to ensure the most lethal and combat effective fighting force in the world.” (Source: army-technology.com)
08 Jan 19. Statement by Acting Chief Spokesperson Charles E. Summers on Appointment of Eric D. Chewning as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Eric D. Chewning has accepted the position of chief of staff to the secretary of defense. Since October 2017, Mr. Chewning served the administration as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy. Mr. Chewning brings an array of military and industry experience to the role. Mr. Chewning’s initial service to our nation occurred when he left his position as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. to enlist in the U.S. Army following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He later attended officer candidate school and was commissioned as an Army intelligence officer. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal and the U.S Army Combat Action Badge. After his active duty service, Mr. Chewning began a decade of work in the private sector. Immediately prior to joining DoD, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co. As DASD for industrial policy, Mr. Chewning was a trusted advisor to the department’s senior leadership while working across the interagency on a range of issues. Mr. Chewning looks forward to continuing his service in his new capacity alongside the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and civilians of the Department of Defense.
10 Jan 19. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins Business is recruiting for a variety of roles and disciplines in the South West. On 21st January we’ll be hosting a recruitment open event at our offices in Bristol. It’s an opportunity to meet your future team members and claim your place on some of today’s most world changing projects.
We are particularly interested in meeting Mechanical, Systems, Software and Safety and Supportability Engineers with an aim to meeting our requirements for:
Principal, Senior and Junior Safety Engineers (Nuclear, Land, Maritime and Air Domains)
Principal, Senior and Junior Systems Engineers
Senior and Junior Mechanical Engineers (Nuclear, Handling, Marine, Design and substantiation).
Software Developers and Software Assurance Engineers
GIS Developers, Analysts and Consultants
Senior and Junior Communications & Networks Engineers
SHAPE THE FUTURE WITH US
Today we’re a core part of SNC-Lavalin, and we’re offering employees all the benefits you’d expect from a strong global company with enhanced scale, capabilities expertise and more. Complementary geographies broaden our opportunities. We’re already meeting fast growing demands for innovation and technology. When it comes to competition, we are agile, responsive and effective.
WORKING AT SNC-LAVALIN’S ATKINS BUSINESS
Join a large multinational company with an excellent reputation, as well as an impressive range of clients, projects and technological solutions. We have a dynamic work space that can offer you many different, exciting opportunities at every stage of your career. Our team is friendly, diverse and made up of market-leading experts across the disciplines. We’re also proud of our vibrant early careers community that injects a great energy to the business.
Our goal is to be truly inclusive employer, so we’re pursuing improvements for all underrepresented groups and promoting a more inclusive culture for everyone in the SNC-Lavalin Atkin’s family. We’ve also signed Time to Change, pledging to challenge the stigma around mental health by talking about it and guiding behaviour across all levels of our business. We employ mental health First Aiders who look out for our staff’s wellbeing during personal challenges and particularly demanding projects.
We’re already an industry leader when it comes to supporting employees with out-of-work commitments, like Mums and Dads, athletes and reservists. We offer:
Great flexible working choices.
Option to buy up to 15 days extra holiday per year.
Two days a year #giving back as a volunteer.
Our offices are situated just outside of Bristol and are easy to get to from the city. The City’s economy is flourishing and connections to Devon, Cornwall and Wales are excellent.
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO JOIN
If you are interested in attending this event, please register first by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below and providing your details and CV. When registering please do not make reference to or include in your application or CV details of any current or previously held security clearance.
We look forward to meeting you on 21st January 2019 on either of our time slots of 1pm-3pm or 4pm-7pm at the Hub:
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08 Jan 19. Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announces the appointment of a new Chief Technical Officer and Programme Management Director. Patrick Wood joins the company today in this newly created role. Prior to joining Marshall, Patrick Wood was the Director International Advanced Programmes and UK Country Executive for Lockheed Martin Space. Before this he had a number of technical and programme management roles at Airbus and its subsidiaries. He started his career, following graduation from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering, as a design engineer for Thorn EMI, now Thales in Crawley, Sussex. Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
07 Jan 19. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has named Scott Weiner vice president, Corporate Development reporting to chief financial officer Toby O’Brien. He will oversee domestic and international transactions including: acquisitions, divestitures/spin-offs, minority investments and strategic alliances/joint ventures. Weiner joins Raytheon from Cobham plc in New York where he was the senior vice president, Corporate Development. There he led a global team doing mergers and acquisitions. He held a similar position at EDO Corporation. He began his career as an engineer at AIL Systems Inc., working on state of the art microwave and millimeter wave space communications products, contributing to five U.S. patents. Weiner earned an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, a master’s in Electrophysics and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University.
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