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International Trade and Compliance Coordinator

  • South East, Horsham
  • £25000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK7216

Holt Executive are partnered with a pioneering defence and security innovator, who provide state-of-the-art products to critical industries on the land, sea and air. They are currently recruiting for an International Trade and Compliance Coordinator to organise their domestic and international shipments whilst making sure export compliance rules are met and adhered to.

Key Responsibilities of the International Trade and Compliance Coordinator:

  • Act as a deputy to the International Trade and Compliance Manager
  • Liaise with different departments to maintain export compliance throughout the project cycle
  • Organise domestic and international movements using sea, air and/or road freight
  • Ensure all shipments are carried out in full compliance with local/international regulations, such as Export BIS licenses
  • Review incoming orders and apply for licences as and when applicable, whilst also ensuring licence records are maintained for auditing purposes and issue yearly licence returns
  • Responsible for managing the full import process for a shipment, from start to finish
  • Responsible for the order entry process for large projects, spares orders and RMAs
  • Ensuring that the relevant paperwork is prepared in a timely way for customs clearance and for dealing with the daily shipping schedules and update files, the in-house MRP system and JIRA/Confluence with the required documentation and information.
  • Ensure that all documentation related to your work is kept accurate and up to date in accordance with BS EN9001

Professional experience for the International Trade and Compliance Coordinator:

  • 2-3 years previous experience working in a defence export compliance department
  • Knowledge of OGELs, SIELs and EUUs
  • Previous experience working within freight imports and exports
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office

 

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Spacecraft Platform and Payload Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC

  • South West, Wiltshire
  • Competitive Salary + Annual Bonus + Benefits
  • Interim/Contract
  • TT283

Spacecraft Platform and Payload Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Spacecraft Platform and Payload Engineering Manager – SATCOM to participate in a successful transition from a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to a new operating model and influence and shape of UK government/military satellite operations into the next decade.

This is a full time, temporary role based in Wiltshire. Applicants must be a UK national and be able to achieve ‘Security Check’ (SC) security clearance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the components of the Space Operations Mobilisation Plan related to satellite operations and engineering, delivering against the plan and reporting progress.
  • Shadow the incumbent satellite platform and payload subsystem engineering teams, including attending and witnessing satellite operations activities, meetings, training, working groups, boards etc.
  • Perform due diligence on assets, personnel, policies and procedures, identifying and discrepancies from the baseline and escalating them accordingly.
  • Confirm the detailed operating model of the incumbent operator, seeking out and resolving any gaps in knowledge or obstacles to a risk-free handover of operations.
  • Review the spacecraft anomaly database to ensure it is sufficiently accurate and populated to de-risk any single-point failures caused by potential knowledge gaps through the loss of on-site satellite engineering personnel.
  • Support and participate in a progressive service assurance process, including preparation for operational readiness demonstrations and key events.

 Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstable experience in satellite operations and management with an emphasis on spacecraft platform and payload subsystem engineering
  • Knowledge of the Airbus E3000 satellite platform and operations
  • University degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent qualification
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business both internally and externally with Customers
  • Must be able to achieve SC Clearance

 

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Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC

  • South West, Wiltshire
  • Competitive Salary + Annual Bonus + Benefits
  • Interim/Contract
  • TT282-1

Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM to participate in a successful transition from a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to a new operating model and influence and shape of UK government/military satellite operations into the next decade. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the delivering the technical aspects of mobilisation related to the satellite control ground segment.

This is a full time, temporary role based in Wiltshire. Applicants must be a UK national and be able to achieve ‘Security Check’ (SC) security clearance.

Key Responsibilities for the Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM:

  • Support the components of the Space Operations Mobilisation Plan related to the satellite control ground segment, delivering against the plan and reporting progress.
  • Shadow the incumbent ground segment engineering teams, including attending and witnessing satellite operations activities, meetings, training, working groups, boards etc.
  • Perform due diligence on assets, personnel, policies and procedures, identifying and discrepancies from the baseline and escalating them accordingly.
  • Confirm the detailed operating model of the incumbent operator, seeking out and resolving any gaps in knowledge or obstacles to a risk-free handover of operations.
  • Review and update the incumbent operator’s policies and procedures.
  • Support and participate in a progressive service assurance process, including preparation for operational readiness demonstrations and key events.

Essential Knowledge and Skills required by the Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM:

  • Significant experience in satellite control ground segment operations and management
  • University degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent qualification
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business both internally and externally with Customers
  • Excellent analytical skills resulting in clear and concise explanations of observations, problems or anomalies
  • Must be able to achieve SC Clearance

 

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Senior Project Manager – Horsham

  • Horsham, England
  • £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • HP169

Holt Executive is supporting a multi-national defence and aerospace pioneer, delivering mission-critical technology and systems to customers on the land, sea, and air. They are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join their fast-paced, innovative business in Horsham, West Sussex.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager:

  • Ensure new projects are launched with due diligence by creating master schedules, resource demand plans, stage plans and budgets for each stage as delegated.
  • Manage internal and external communications (sub-contractors, customers, internal stakeholders). Take responsibility for the organisation and recording of all project management-related meetings.
  • Manage and produce key PM artefacts of projects, including:
  • Master Schedule, Project Management Plan, SoW/Contract Compliance Matrix, Work Breakdown Structure, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description Documents, Responsibility Assignment Matrices, ensuring such documents remain up to date and relevant to the project’s execution.
  • Liaise with team engineering leads and department heads to ensure allocation of resources in correct and technical processes are up to date.
  • Manage execution of the project schedule to ensure key events and critical stages such as design reviews, acceptance testing, installation, and training occur on time and are effective.
  • Establish a risk management strategy for the project, identifying risks, budget implications and forecasting, using mitigation strategies.
  • Liaise with team colleagues to ensure appropriate controls for production and retention, invoicing, shipping, and export controls.

Professional Experience & Qualifications for the Senior Project Manager role:

  • 5+ years experience working in a Defence project management role.
  • Project Management Professional with knowledge and certification of project methods (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP, MSP, Six Sigma) and Agile or Lean delivery methodologies (e.g., PMI-ACP, Scrum).
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of all stages of the project lifecycle, from business case development, scoping and mobilisation to design, implementation and deployment of capabilities and benefits realisation.
  • Maintain personal ability to travel within the UK and abroad (driving licence, passport). This may include occasional driving of B-Class company/fleet vehicles.
  • Take responsibility for continuous professional development, helping identify personal training needs and development opportunities.
  • Requirements to hold UK SC Clearance.

If you are interested in the role, please click Apply Now or contact Harry Parsons at harry.parsons@holtexecutive.com

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Graduate/Junior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence & Security – Horsham

  • Horsham, England
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • TT257

Graduate/Junior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence & Security
 
Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business, an established and expanding specialist with a global footprint. With cutting-edge services and a pioneering product range they service a number of industries and assist in driving innovation. This role will be based on-site in West Sussex, although the business has multiple sites across the United Kingdom.

They currently require a Graduate/Junior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence & Security to work on the design and development of embedded software and windows-based user interfaces. Full training and development will be provided to learn, grow and progress within the business.
 
Key Responsibilities for the Graduate/Junior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence & Security:
 

  • Development of software applications including concept design, requirements definition, detailed design and coding
  • Working with Mechanical/Electrical and Electronics engineers as part of a team to ensure project success
  • Work to the software requirements and issues for a project
  • Develop robust software with particularly attention to fault management, fault reporting and health status of applications.
  • Produce, maintain related supporting documentations (Interface control documentation, input to user manuals, Fault code lists and actions)
  • Work with customers to assist integration, commissioning and problem resolution activities, sometimes on-site.
  • Understand the Customer’s technical needs and concept of operations and feed this into wider project requirements.

Skills/Experience required by the Graduate/Junior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence & Security:
 

  • Strong degree in a related discipline
  • Understanding of embedded software design and appreciation of associated hardware
  • Understanding of developing user interfaces

Embedded software/firmware:

  • Experience of writing C/C++ for embedded applications and 16bit/32bit microcontrollers
  • Communications such as Ethernet, RS422/UART, CAN, SPI etc.
  • Hardware interfacing, GPIO, ADC, DACs etc.
  • Some appreciation of motor control principles and theory

Windows/User interfaces:

  • QT and QT Creator– multiplatform development environment in C++
  • Visual Studio C++ and C#
  • Low latency programming techniques
  • Networking (TCP/UDP)

Security Clearance Requirements:
Due to the nature of the business, you will need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.

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Maintenance Service Technician – Aerospace – London

  • London, England
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • DB126

Holt Executive are partnered with a prominent aviation technology pioneer, providing market-leading products to some of the biggest names in commercial aviation. They are looking for an experienced Maintenance Service Technician to perform maintenance on In Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems equipped aircraft.

The successful incumbent will perform maintenance and troubleshoot electronic units, cabling, and other aircraft systems/units, under the direct supervision of licensed Maintenance Service Representatives or Maintenance Base Supervisor, to ensure that the IFE system is operational by using basic computer and electronic theories and test equipment. Remove and replace components and equipment in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures and complete all administrative duties associated with maintenance actions performed.

Key Responsibilities for the Maintenance Service Technician – Aerospace
 
IFE Maintenance: 

  • Perform built-in test (BIT) and manual test.
  • Troubleshoot system failures down to Line Replaceable Units (LRU), cabling, or other aircraft systems.
  • Remove and replace units in accordance with all applicable documentation.
  • Assist MSR during A/C sweep, including deploying and stowing seat arms and Screens.
  • Clean screens if applicable to contract.
  • Assist Software and Media Loading.
  • Assist troubleshooting system failures and functional testing post rectification.
  • Perform Cabin Sweep’s in accordance with the company’s LMP’s and report findings.
  • Perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by Lead or Supervisor.

Administrative: 

  • Assist in the management of airside inventory, cycle counting and month end audit.
  • Complete airside vehicle weekly checks.
  • Assist in the packaging and shipping of inventory.

Knowledge and skills required by the Maintenance Service Technician – Aerospace: 

  • Experience in a technical field or technical education equivalent
  • Experience working in an aircraft maintenance environment
  • Desirable to have an EASA CAT A1 License
  • Ability to determine if a LRU requires replacement
  • Ability to determine if a unit is bad from stock or requires further troubleshooting
  • Ability to use basic troubleshooting equipment and applicable techniques
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analysing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained

The individual: 

  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work shifts
  • Ability to pass extensive security and background checks for Airside access
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Maintenance Service Representative – Aerospace – London

  • London, England
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • DB125

Holt Executive are partnered with a prominent aviation technology pioneer, providing market-leading products to some of the biggest names in commercial aviation. They are looking for an experienced Maintenance Service Representative to perform on-site support for Airline Customers/OEMs to ensure customer satisfaction and optimum performance.

The successful incumbent will perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations to our clients In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity Systems to include, but not limited to: troubleshooting, testing, removal and replacement of electronic assemblies and the modification/alteration of installed equipment.

Key Responsibilities for the Maintenance Service Representative – Aerospace:

  • Perform built-in test (BIT) and manual test of IFE systems.
  • Troubleshoot electronic units, cabling or seat consoles in which failures occur down to the line replaceable modules, using knowledge of electronic theory.
  • Identify necessary repairs to restore functional acceptance, which may require the removal and replacement of defective line replaceable modules and/or cabling.
  • Operate airline communications equipment.
  • Communicate and interface with customer.
  • Document the testing and repairs using computer and bar-coding equipment.
  • Receive, prepare parts and assist in tracking the spares inventory.
  • Check aircraft logs for defects including deferrals

Knowledge and Skills required by the Maintenance Service Representative– Aerospace:
 

  • Must have an EASA CAT A1 or B1/B2 licence with B777/GE90 or A380 type rating
  • Aircraft maintenance experience essential
  • Avionics/ IFE experience desirable
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s Licence
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Field Service Engineer – Horsham

  • Horsham, England
  • £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB124

Holt Executive is working with an established and rapidly expanding defence/security technology pioneer, supplying cutting edge products to some of the biggest names in critical industries. They are currently recruiting for a Field Service Engineer to join their growing team in Horsham.

The purpose of the Field Service Engineer will be to provide field support to their customers worldwide by ensuring the stable operation of hardware and software products by means of maintaining all products and systems.

Key responsibilities for the Field Service Engineer:

  • Offsite repairs to products and systems
  • Installation of new products at customer sites
  • After sales support and servicing to customers
  • Generating post site visit reports with clear analysis of situation to include any recommendations and/or future actions in a clear and well-structured format
  • Strip-down/survey, repair, and test allocated customer repair returns
  • Support the sales team in demos and trials for customers
  • Testing and evaluating potential new equipment, sensors/cameras etc with Sales and Engineering
  • Preparation of risk assessments and SSOW’s for installation/commissioning activities
  • Lead (as required) in-house Factory Acceptance Testing (FATs) and other customer activities

Key responsibilities for the Field Service Engineer

  • Have previous experience, knowledge, and exposure within the military with responsibility for naval, army or air force complex systems maintenance
  • Have electronics knowledge, including microcontrollers with an understanding of basic control theory – servo tuning is required with a basic understanding of radar, optics, and communications systems
  • Be competent mechanical and electro-mechanical skills and understanding
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong understanding and proficiency with electrical, mechanical, PC architecture, and software skills including problem diagnosis, software loading and updates
  • Have excellent commercial, relationship management and communication skills with key stakeholders and customers (in particular on-site with customers) with the ability to represent the company in complex situations (excellent diplomacy and upselling ability, keeping a commercial mindset at all times on behalf of the business)
  • Be highly organised and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative to tight deadlines within pressurised environments
  • Demonstrate core competence working with basic electrical and mechanical assembly tools
  • Be able to work in exposed/adverse conditions (equipment on vehicle and ships at sea) and comfortable working at heights and heavy / bulky equipment in military environments (Both land and at sea)
  • Must be willing to travel worldwide at sometimes short notice, working extended hours as necessary (company compensation policy applies)

Due to the nature of our business, our staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.

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Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Defence – Devon

  • Devon
  • £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK7215

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a innovative and industry leading defence contractor providing bespoke solutions to land, sea and air. They are looking to expand their team with an Electrical or Electronics Engineer – Defence.

Key responsibilities of the Electrical or Electronics Engineer – Defence:

  • Work from initial customer specifications to generate internal design requirements.
  • Prove the viability of new concepts from first principles – including circuit modelling, calculations and lab prototype work.
  • Produce and maintain block diagrams, wiring, cabling and PCB schematics.
  • Work with customers to assist integration, commissioning and problem resolution activities.
  • Liaise with the production team to ensure that all data related to the electronic and electrical design of a system is available for procurement.

Key requirements for the Electrical or Electronics Engineer – Defence:

  • Hold a strong degree in a related discipline.
  • Have experience of combined electronic, electrical and software design.
  • Possess good all-round practical understanding of electrical and electronics systems.
  • Have a good level of understanding in the integration of electronics and software into complete systems, including mechanical interaction.
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Senior Systems Engineer – Remote Working

  • Remote
  • £50,000 - £65,000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK7624RW

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading Design and Manufacturing business that specialises in electro-optics and supply into a variety of markets across the globe.

They have an immediate requirement for an experienced remote working Senior Systems Engineer who will play a key part in leading the full design and development life cycle of electronic systems, hardware and embedded software.

Key Responsibilities for Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Champion the systems engineering discipline within the engineering team, providing continuous improvement to processes, mentoring/training of staff and providing recommendations to the Engineering Director aligned with the Strategic Plan
  • Support project managers in the formation of project plans, estimates, identification and management of risk/issues, project reporting and adherence to schedule and cost
  • Identify cost and schedule reduction opportunities during project planning and through project lifecycle
  • Solicit from stakeholders and derive system level functional and performance requirements at the outset of projects and manage compliance through-life.
  • Support the team in the analysis, breakdown and derivation of requirements for lower level subsystems and engineering disciplines
  • Provide system architectural designs and trade off analyses
  • Take technical leadership of multi-discipline engineering design projects and provide guidance to other engineers during development project phases.

Key Experience for Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Strong degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Demonstrable passion for the systems engineering discipline
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience in requirements capture and through-life management
  • At least 5 years’ experience of systems engineering on multidisciplinary projects
  • At least 5 years’ experience of cradle to grave product development, including verification and validation and beyond
  • Proven experience of leading and successfully delivering multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Design experience in products requiring combined mechanical, electronic and software components.
  • Evidence of drive and initiative for continuous improvement
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