New Business Lead - Systems Engineer

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New Business Lead - Systems Engineer

Salary:£58000 - £63000 per annum
Location: Hertfordshire, South East, England
Consultant:Neil Tovey
Telephone:01202 204099
Your experience of Systems Engineering and background in bid support / management or client facing support will help you to join as a Lead Engineer in the New Business team supporting sales campaigns, leading the generation of technical engineering proposals, pre-contract technical studies and costed proposals. This role will provide a very diverse experience of winning business.
You will have the opportunity to work for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.
About the job:
Our client currently requires the services of a New Business Lead - Systems Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a systems engineering background wanting to build on their experience by being the Engineering focal point in a diverse customer focussed team to win business.

This role is varied and emphasis will change to fit the needs of the projects and sales markets, which is ever increasing in scope and complexity. You will be the primary Engineering and Technical interface for both sales campaigns and product roadmap, managing and delivering any engineering activities or studies required during the exciting, dynamic pre-contract phases of the programme.

You will need to provide clear guidance and support for the proposals being developed, ensure stakeholders are kept informed and deliver on time, cost and quality. The role will involve working closely with Customer Sales, Commercial and Programme Engineering teams to ensure customer requirements are understood and actioned.
  • The role provides an outstanding opportunity to gain experience in winning new business, technical concept derivation and direct customer engagement. This role would offer a candidate with a systems engineering background the opportunity to broaden their experience!
  • You will face frequent new challenges that’ll require you to think on your feet and take a systematic approach in understanding, resolving and providing technical responses to maintain project pace.
  • It also gives you the chance to work autonomously in a constantly evolving and dynamic environment, challenging and testing the business around the assumptions and costs proposed, ensuring they are robust, coherent and justifiable.
  • It can be stepping-stone to more senior technical leadership roles as bids are won and architectures and solutions progress through into development.

About you:
As a New Business Lead - Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • Strong interpersonal and well-developed communication skills (written & verbal), both internally and working with the customer, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the business
  • Ability to understand, scope and explain technical challenges and impacts derived from Customer needs and working with a broad range of engineering teams to ensure timely delivery of technical solutions, costed bids and supporting engineering activities.
  • Complementary experience and knowledge from the defence industry, broad engineering and/or export bidding activities.
  • Strong Technical Project Management and facilitation skills in order to manage interdependencies and differing priorities and needs between multi-functional teams, resolving and diffusing arising conflicts and providing direction for inter-related issues.
  • Passionate about winning new business, willing to work under pressure to meet demanding bid timescales and to travel if required.
  • Good problem solving skills used in real time an in an ambiguous environment
  • Analytical Systems thinkers able to develop and communicate new concepts and architectures with prior experience of developing complex systems, ideally in a defence environment.

New Business Lead - Systems Engineer
Stevenage or Bristol
£55,000 - £63,000
Keywords: Systems Engineer, System performance, Weapons System, Missile System, Systems architecture, system modelling, Defence, Customer facing, BD, Business support, Business development, Project management, Bid winning, Stakeholder management.
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. 
Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, to SC level.
This is a permanent position.
Neil Tovey