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Capability Manager

Capability Manager

Job TypePermanent
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As part of Major Air Programmes, this role will lead the continued technical development of integrated systems & associated architectures linked to sensors and non-kinetic effects for Future Platforms. This exciting and broad role depends on the highest standards of technical leadership and collaborative working across all
Lines of Business, and between divisions, in addition to Customers, Partners, Suppliers and End Users within the UK, Europe and the globe.  

     What you will do:

    Aligned with MAP Strategy:

    • Technical leadership of SDAS capability development within MAP and wider LED UK
    • Ensuring that MAP SDAS strategic decisions, targets, forecasts, investments and plans have a sound technical basis for the long term growth of the business
    • Develop and maintain the best MAP SDAS business strategies (product roadmaps, concepts, product plans, technology plans, business cases, advanced research)
    • Drive the development of the right MAP SDAS solutions in the right timeframes
    • Develop relationships with customers to directly support the definition and direction of future capabilities and allocation of budgets
    • Secure external funding for SDAS related programmes where applicable

    Within the appropriate IPT(s):

    • Technical leadership and focal point for all SDAS related capabilities
    • Support business winning through technical engagement
    • Support MAP Business Areas within their current programmes and growth strategies
    • Identifying potential industrial partners relevant to the designated platform and associated product set
    • Acting as the customer, specification and maintenance of Concepts and Capability Requirements for products/services within the designated platform strategy or product
    • Provide specialist operational or technical advice and support to customers (existing and potential future) and also to the wider organisation
    • Chairing Solution Reviews to ensuring the customer value proposition is optimised and the solution is consistent with Leonardo platform and product strategy
    • Ensure proper and effective technical governance and delivery of consistent technology best practice across MAP, within own area of control and supporting others

     What we are looking for:

    • High levels of knowledge linked to integrated System Architectures and Concepts linked to SDAS and Systems of Systems approaches for delivering future capability requirements.
    • Knowledge of open mission system architectures and principles
    • Knowledge of advanced avionic architectures and their deployment within future combat systems
    • Able to motivate and influence multi-disciplined teams that are not necessarily within their direct reporting structure
    • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with different company divisions and LoBs, customers, partners and suppliers
    • Able to clearly articulate verbally and in written form, strategies, complex concepts and solution design
    • Experience of complex, cross LOB solutions is highly desirable.

    Systems Engineering