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Senior ILS Engineer - Defence Systems

  • Location: Swindon
  • Salary: Attractive + Benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Land systems
  • Function: Logistics
  • Contact: Peter Heap
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 397555
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 02 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61556

Senior ILS Engineer - Defence and Military Systems – Permanent – Attractive

A Senior ILS Engineer is required to join an International Defence Systems company that designs, manufactures, and supports world leading military Systems. The successful Senior ILS Engineer will need to ensure the day-to-day management and performance/delivery for assigned projects, subcontracts, vendors and/or accounts, whilst applying a depth and breadth of experience relating to complex engineering problems, challenges and issues associated with related work packages.

The Senior ILS Engineer role requires close liaison between Engineering teams, customers, and suppliers. Significant drive and energy, strong systems engineering skills, and the ability to deliver a diverse programme to demanding time, target cost and quality requirements are essential attributes to succeed. The Senior ILS Engineer must be a team player who is prepared to work with a multi-site engineering team within RBSL and the customer community. The individual will be required to work across geographical and cultural divides to draw together a comprehensive engineering capability that will derive balanced system solutions.

Senior ILS Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Overall responsibility for the conduct of the ILS work package.
  • Coordination and supervision of a team of ILS engineers.
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for the supply chain with regard to ILS deliverables.
  • Practical and theoretical supportability assessments on existing and new systems.
  • Sub-Assemblies and Components Supportability & Repair Analysis, Spares & Cost Analysis.
  • Provide supportability advice to other engineering and other functional departments.
  • Working with other engineering departments to influence designs.
  • Leading and managing support specialists to produce support engineering deliverables.
  • Undertake the relevant people processes (such as performance reviews) for direct reports.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) data validation and Tech Pubs verification.
  • Define support engineering requirements for supplied items/services.
  • The evaluation of design and supplier data.
  • Production of support related data and reports
  • Working with the Training capability to create/inform training impact statements/cases.
  • Working with Support Engineers to create supportability impact statements/cases.
  • Working with Safety Engineers to ensure that support products are ALARP.

The Senior ILS Engineer should have the following Qualifications Skills or Experience:

  • Degree-qualified in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Post-graduate engineering experience in a suitable engineering role.
  • Must have a good understanding of the support engineering / ILS discipline (Essential)
  • Must have experience of Def-Stans and Defence Logistic Framework
  • Experience of ASD S3000L and its application to supportability analysis programmes
  • Must have a working understanding of SHE and product safety (Essential)
  • Previous experience of leading a team would be advantageous (Highly Desirable)
  • Recent British Army Armoured Fighting Vehicle management experience (Highly Desirable)
  • Good listener and communicator who effectively conveys information.
  • Computer-literate performer with software proficiency especially the Microsoft Office suite
  • Be open to new ways of resolving issues and the possibility
  • Able to incorporate new technology through research to replace existing schemes
  • Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • Enthusiastic, knowledge-hungry learner, eager to meet challenges and new concepts

**Security Clearance (SC) will be required due to the nature of the Defence products involved**

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have the experience for the Senior ILS Engineerand you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446127 or send suitable CV’s


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.