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Senior Supportability Engineer

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Ref no. BHN558305
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

At Leonardo, we have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Supportability Engineer.

Key skills required for this role

RF, Digital and Mechanical Systems, Supportability Engineering, Power, PTC Windchill, IBM DOORS, Matlab/ Simulink, Power BI, JIRA, Python, OPUS


Position subject to security clearance and proof of 5-year UK residency.

Job description

The opportunity:

The team you will be joining form part of a multi discipline engineering team responsible for both production of existing radar systems and the design and development of our next generation of radar products. You will have the opportunity to ensure the supportability characteristics of our products are understood and aligned to the Customers' operational and support needs.

We will give you the environment to develop your existing technical skills across the various radar product design phases, helping us to deliver world leading, highly reliable and capable integrated sensor systems for our worldwide customer base.

The Supportability function has a unique position within our business as it is involved in all the stages of a programme, from Bid, to Development, to Production then Customer Support and eventually disposal. We draw engineers from many different disciplines in addition to Supportability, such as Electronic, Mechanical and Systems Engineering to enhance the Supportability Team.

What you'll do as a Supportability Engineer:
You will be actively involved in analysing, assessing and influencing the supportability characteristics and performance of the next generation of Leonardo products.

You will be responsible for;

  • Engaging with the Integrated Project Teams to deliver Supportability Engineering (SE) work packages covering Reliability, Maintainability and Testability (RM&T) analysis, Support Strategy planning and modelling.
  • Using a variety of analytical techniques and procedures to perform RM&T analysis on integrated systems.
  • Working closely with systems, mechanical, software, RF, electronics and safety engineers to identify and avoid real support related problems on complex systems, before they reach the Customer.
  • Use your engineering talent to grow and develop the supportability community and core skills base.
  • Contribute to continuous process/procedural improvements to help drive out the cost and reputational consequence of failure.
  • Understanding the Customers' operational needs to help guide the development of equipment capable of meeting the needs of future operational environments.
  • Contributing to IPT and Engineering Unit decision making.
  • Supervision of Engineers.
  • Provide guidance on through life cost of ownership.
  • Mentor, coach and develop more junior members of the team.
  • Providing domain experience in support of customer and user engagement and product roadmaps.

What we need from you:

We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you have experience in the following areas:

  • Working knowledge of RMT analysis techniques on electronic, power, RF, mechanical and mixed technology systems.
  • Equipment Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) data collection and analysis
  • Safety Hazard Identification and Safety Management inc Fault Tree Analysis
  • Support Strategy Planning, LORA utilising support modelling tools (eg OPUS)
  • Bids and Proposals support in provision of information and analysis in a 'Merchant Supply' environment
  • Familiar with statistical data analysis.
  • Creation of beneficial relationships with cross functional colleagues, customers and suppliers

Our team use: PTC Windchill Risk and Reliability; Reliasoft; OPUS; Simlox; Matlab / Simulink; Jira and Python and although expertise is not essential, familiarity with some would be beneficial.

Security Clearance
You must be eligible for full security clearance.

Life at Leonardo
With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 8,000 are based at 8 sites throughout the UK.

This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo's future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.

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