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Production Engineer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £34000 - £36000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32755

Holt Executive are seeking an experienced Production Engineer with an electronics/test background to join a leading design and manufacturing business in West Sussex.

 

The Production Engineer will support operations, designing and producing test equipment for in process sub-assembly testing and LRU/RMA Testing and writing the test plans to carry out this testing. Also providing technical support to the Operations department to improve operations processes and resolve technical issues.

 

Key Responsibilities for the Production Engineer:

 

  • Interface between Engineering and the Production teams from a test perspective helping determine in process testing required during production to improve build quality and reduce rework time.
  • Provide Electrical and test support to effectively deal with engineering production problems, ensuring production delays are kept to a minimum.
  • Design and development of test equipment, assisting in the procurement of equipment, jigs, and fixtures.
  • Develop test plans/procedures and plan and coordinate production engineering processes to ensure high quality products are produced and Customer requirements are met.
  • Provide support to Engineering with implementation of CR’s.
  • Identify, develop and implement process improvements/best practices to improve production capacity, quality and reliability and supporting Continuous Improvement activities. Implementing cost reduction initiatives to provide year on year cost savings.
  • Assisting the quality department with inspection and investigation activities.
  • Aid in budget preparation and monitor expenses.

 

Skills & Experience required by the Production Engineer:

  • At least 5 years’ Relevant experience in a test/engineering environment and/or qualification such as BTEC/City & Guilds level 2.
  • Excellent knowledge of testing electrical and electromechanical equipment.
  • Excellent ability at reading complex technical drawings both wiring and PCB Schematics.

Company Benefits 

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

 

Security Clearance Requirements

Due to the nature of the business, staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance.

If your skills and experience match this Production Engineering opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

 

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Systems Configuration Management Specialist

  • Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32682-1

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a leading Global Satellite Operator who provide reliable and secure satellite-delivered voice and high-speed data communications solutions to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers worldwide. Their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network will revolutionize global broadband connectivity.
 
They require a Systems Configuration Management Specialist to support the ground-breaking LEO Satellite program, with responsibilities covering System Configuration Management and System Requirements Management. The Systems Configuration Management Specialist will be a System Specialist working closely with the Systems Engineering team, in particular with the System Integration, Verification and Validation team.
 
This opportunity offers a hybrid work model with 3 days in the office and occasional travel is anticipated.
 

Responsibilities for the Systems Configuration Management Specialist:

System Configuration Management

  • Attention to detail with respect to managing hardware and software development environments, and program technical data.
  • Understand ITAR processes.
  • Manage configuration baselines: Single source of truth of the different elements feeding into the Verification Team to manage the technical baseline.
  • Owner of all documentation defining configuration and verification status of the system
  • Control/document HW and SW configuration, as built
  • Work closely with the program execution and engineering
  • Tasking in this role will include the use of CM tools for configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, configuration verification and audits, product release and delivery and provide solutions to a variety of CM technical challenges

System Document/Requirements Management

  • Ensure that vendor deliverable documentation (Systems and IVV Contract Data Requirement List/Subcontract Data Requirement List (CDRL/SDRL)) are identified and tracked to schedule.
  • Ensure the internal Telesat Data requirements are identified and tracked to schedule, including release of all Technical Requirements Documents, Interface Requirement Documents, and Interface Control Documents.
  • Resolves data issues, distributes schedule notices for pending data submittals to ensure on-time delivery and creates status reports for management review and action.

 
Experience required by the Systems Configuration Management Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/science, or College Degree
  • 3+ years experience in Engineering or related field
  • Experience working in an Engineering design environment, interfacing with Hardware, Systems, Software, and Test Engineers
  • Experience using Software configuration management processes and tools
  • 2+ years of related experience in Data Management or Configuration Management (Desirable)
  • Bilingual in English and French an asset (but not required)

 
The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP)
 
If your skills and experience match this Systems Configuration Management Specialist opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Configuration Control Specialist

  • Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32681-1

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a leading Global Satellite Operator who provide reliable and secure satellite-delivered voice and high-speed data communications solutions to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers worldwide. Their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network will revolutionize global broadband connectivity.
 
They require a Configuration Control Specialist to support the ground-breaking LEO Satellite program. The Configuration Control Specialist will require a good working knowledge of Configuration Control processes and procedures with experience working with best practices standards such as CM2, ANSI-EIA 649, or ISO 10007. 

The primary responsibility of the Configuration Control Specialist will be to manage the processing of Change Requests, Change Proposals, and Requests for Variance from initiation through to approval and implementation while ensuring the accurate, timely and effective coordination, control, review, approval and management of change.
 
This opportunity offers a hybrid work model with 3 days in the office and occasional travel is anticipated.
 
Responsibilities for the Configuration Control Specialist:

  • Manage the assignment of change document identifiers
  • Log registered changes and maintain status in the Change Log
  • Coordinate the processing of proposed changes to ensure they are properly prioritized and flow through the correct change process workflows based on established criteria
  • Assist in the prevention of unauthorized change through the monitoring of the Configuration Control Processes
  • Analyze change related data to ensure conformity to Configuration Control, Business, and Regulatory/Security standards
  • Participate in continuous process improvement activities by identifying and driving improvements that will make the Change Control and Configuration Management processes more efficient, reliable, and cost effective

 
Document and Library Management Support:

  • Manage the assignment and recording of document identifiers
  • Log and capture program documents and maintain status in the Document Library
  • Maintain the Document Library and manage access to all program data, files, reports, briefings, drawings and documentation
  • Work with various business and technical personnel to track and record document development status
  • Generate Release Notices as required to notify the Program of received, completed and approved documentation
  • Support the definition, development, implementation and improvement of Document Management processes, procedures and systems
  • Define/Update process and training material for document management

 
Experience required by the Configuration Control Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Library Information Science/College Degree in Information and Library Technologies related field or equivalent combination of related experience and education (each two years of related experience can substitute for one year of education)
  • 3-6 years of related experience in Data Management and/or Configuration Management Proficiency
  • Formal training or certification in the use of Configuration Management standards such as CM2, ANSI-EIA 649, or ISO 10007 or applicable experience as an ITIL Change Manager/Coordinator

 
The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP)
 
If your skills and experience match this Configuration Management Specialist opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com
 

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Engineering Manager – Test

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid and flexible working, and more!
  • Permanent
  • V-32699-1

Holt Executive are seeking an experienced Test Engineering Manager to join a leading design and manufacturing business in West Sussex.

The Test Engineering Manager will be responsible for the creation of factory acceptance, first article inspections, test procedures and processes and drive the design, development and procurement of test equipment, and test fixtures.

Key Responsibilities for the Test Engineering Manager:

  • Plan and coordinate high quality engineer process testing.
  • Provide test engineering support for test activities to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity of resources.
  • Participate in the formulation of customer verification matrices.
  • Evaluate current test activities and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop test plans and documentation derived from verification matrices to demonstrate compliance to customer specification.
  • Develop best practices to improve testing capacity, quality and reliability.
  • Investigate problems, analyse root causes and service resolutions.
  • Ensure, at all times that health and safety regulations and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure that all documentation related to your work is kept accurate and up to date in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001.

Skills & Experience required by the Test Engineering Manager:

  • Experience of producing test procedures for electromechanical systems.
  • An ability to interpret technical requirements and recommend an appropriate test strategy.
  • A proven ability to design and fault-find electromechanical equipment.
  • An ability to read complex technical drawings both wiring/PCB schematics and Mechanical Drawings.
  • Familiarity with using essential fault finding and debugging equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes).

Company Benefits

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

Security Clearance Requirements

Due to the nature of the business, staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance.

If your skills and experience match this Test Engineering Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Naval Sales Manager

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £45000 - £58000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32710-1

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business who are seeking a Naval Sales Manager.

This Naval Sales Manager position is to drive strategic growth in the naval business sector by securing new client partnerships. You will work closely with the Bids and Proposals team to identify land opportunities, develop proposals, and secure acquisitions.

Key Responsibilities for the Naval Sales Manager:

  • Achieve designated sales targets within the Naval sector, contributing to the overall company budget.
  • Identify and qualify new business opportunities in the Naval sector. Assess each opportunity’s fit with company strategy, capability requirements, competition, resource availability, and probability of win (PWin).
  • Contribute to building and maintaining a robust pipeline of qualified Naval prospects and opportunities.
  • Participate in managing the Naval order pipeline, ensuring the smooth progression of opportunities.
  • Develop strong relationships with key decision-makers across the Naval sector, including prime contractors, shipbuilders, systems integrators, and end users in the UK, Europe, and internationally.
  • Provide vital insights into the Naval sector to inform company strategy and investment cases.
  • Present summaries of new Naval prospects and opportunities to the Senior Leadership Team for review and decision.
  • Capture and disseminate relevant competitor and market intelligence for the Naval Sector.

Skill & Experience Required by the Naval Sales Manager:

Essential –

  • Experience in the defence industry, in a customer-facing role (not necessarily sales).
  • Knowledge of the UK, European and international defence markets.
  • Strategic thinker, who recognises business opportunities and their potential impact on the overall business.
  • Be able to achieve SC clearance.

Desirable –

  • Navy or maritime experience.
  • Prior experience in a sales or business development role.
  • Direct experience in selling or working with sensor systems.
  • Broad understanding of emerging technologies (software, hardware, network) and their potential relevance to products and services

 Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

 
If your skills and experience match this Naval Sales Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Aalborg, Denmark
  • €72000 - €88000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32656-2

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team and play a crucial role in leading the creation, development, and testing of critical mechanical systems for nano and microsatellites. 

You will collaborate with a talented, multidisciplinary team to ensure seamless integration of these systems into their innovative satellite platforms.

Key Responsibilities for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Design and develop mechanical systems and components for nanosatellites and microsatellites, including structures, mechanisms, and thermal control systems.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and technical assessments to evaluate design concepts and propose innovative solutions.
  • Generate detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and documentation for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Perform structural and thermal analyses using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to validate designs and ensure compliance with performance requirements.
  • Collaborate with electrical, software, and systems engineers to integrate mechanical components into satellite platforms.
  • Support the manufacturing, assembly, and testing of mechanical systems, including participation in prototype builds and environmental testing campaigns.
  • Continuously optimize designs for manufacturability, cost-effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical design for small satellites.

Key Skills and Experience for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in mechanical design and analysis, preferably in the aerospace or satellite industry.
  • Proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, or similar tools.
  • Solid experience with Product Data Management (PDM).
  • Strong understanding of structural mechanics, materials science, and thermal management principles.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for static and dynamics structural and thermal simulations, Comsol Multiphysics preferred.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes for precision components, including additive manufacturing and CNC machining.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and diligence.
  • Previous experience from the space-industry is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Experience in Python or MATLAB is an added value.
  • Be comfortable with mixed tasks with various stakeholders, and able to change focus and type of work, e.g., design tasks and analysis.

If your skills and experience match this Mechanical Design Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Project Manager

  • Denmark
  • €80000 - €100000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32751

Project Manager – Shape the Future of Nanosatellites

Do you thrive in dynamic environments, leading teams to deliver cutting-edge technology for global clients?

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Project Manager to lead intricate projects for international clients, comprising commercial, government ventures and defence agencies. You will collaborate closely with management, project staff and other departments to estimate, plan and deliver project success and drive business growth.

Key Responsibilities for the Project Manager:

  • Oversee complex projects from concept to launch, ensuring successful execution and mission accomplishment.
  • Foster open communication and collaboration with international clients to understand their needs, manage expectations, and achieve project goals.
  • Secure and manage contracts, ensuring alignment with client requirements, budget, and schedule.
  • Implement strategies to ensure the timely completion of deliverables while maintaining quality standards.
  • Optimise project execution by balancing budget constraints with project timelines for successful delivery.
  • Plan and execute timely ordering of parts, components, services, and resources to meet project deadlines.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and resource allocation plans.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, providing regular project status reports using the company Project Model framework.
  • Lead and manage combined agile and ‘classic’ projects, following the company Project Model including contributions to project model improvements.
  • Foster strong working relationships with colleagues across different business units and geographical locations to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Actively participate in developing and presenting compelling bids and proposals to secure new space exploration projects.

Key Skills & Experience for the Project Manager:

  • Must have 3 to 5 years of project management experience in a related field.
  • Educational background in engineering: systems, software, hardware or related subject.
  • Experience with technically complex projects.
  • Possess a deep understanding of both commercial and technological strategies.
  • Understand how to manage a project financially and apply Earned Value Management principles.
  • A certification in IPMA, PMP or PRINCE2 as documentation of your project management skills is an advantage.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

If your skills and experience match this Project Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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IT Systems Engineer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32749

Do you thrive on tackling challenges with cutting-edge technology? Are you passionate about optimising systems for peak performance?

Does this sound like you? Keep reading!

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, which is seeking a Systems Engineer to join their ambitious IT team.

The successful IT Systems Engineer will be a key player in designing, implementing, and maintaining the business systems. You will leverage your problem-solving skills to identify areas for improvement and implement innovative solutions. Your dedication to exceptional service will ensure IT operations run smoothly and support the continued growth of operations.

Key Responsibilities for the IT Systems Engineer:

  • Maintain the cloud-hosted ERP system, keeping it running smoothly and securely for optimal performance.
  • Craft insightful queries, reports, and dashboards to empower data-driven business decisions.
  • Masterfully manage tickets, ensuring timely resolution and clear communication with stakeholders.
  • Partner with the Cyber & Information Security Analyst to safeguard data integrity and ensure compliance.
  • Own the lifecycle of cloud-based applications, from configuration and deployment to ongoing maintenance.
  • Streamline business processes by designing and implementing seamless system integrations.
  • Boost efficiency by developing and maintaining automation scripts and tools (e.g., using scripting languages like Python).
  • Bridge the gap between us and external vendors, managing cloud solutions procurement, implementation, and support.
  • Collaborate with business units to uncover their tech needs and deliver effective solutions.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of system configurations, procedures, and policies for easy reference.
  • Analyse system performance, usage, and issues, generating actionable reports for continuous improvement.

Key Skills & Experience for the IT Systems Engineer:

Essential –

  • 2+ Years experience in a similar role.
  • Strong skills in system administration, including monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with team members and stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing relationships with external vendors and service providers.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and changing business requirements.
  • Experience in implementing security measures and ensuring compliance with industry standards.

Desirable –

  • Expertise in ERP systems, particularly cloud-hosted solutions.
  • Exposure to database design.
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation tools.
  • ITIL 4 Foundation Qualification.

If your skills and experience match this IT Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Strategic Account Manager

  • South East, Greater London, London, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32745-1

Holt Executive are partnered with a world leader in Earth observation. They use the largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites to provide persistent monitoring and solutions for natural disasters.

They are seeking a Strategic Account Manager to join their European Government Solutions team and play a key role in collaborating across Europe to achieve the company’s long-term strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities for the Strategic Account Manager:

  • Manage and grow key European government client accounts and build long-term relationships while identifying new business opportunities.
  • Lead client relationships and act as the primary contact for your assigned accounts and countries.
  • Develop and execute strategies whilst building and developing key business relationships across key accounts & countries.
  • Support and develop lead proposals for government prospects, including major tenders like ESA R&D ITTs.
  • Build strong internal relationships and work closely with the Product Team to ensure continuous product improvement and successful delivery.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Strategic Account Manager:

  • Geospatial experience and/or emergency management experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a sales portfolio and to close governmental sales.
  • Strong experience in managing and winning ESA (R&D) ITTs
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. (Fluency in French, German, or Spanish is a plus!)
  • Strong governmental network in the UK and/or Germany including with Crisis Response organisations like BBK and regional Crisis Response organisations.
  • Strong governmental network in other European countries (e.g., the Netherlands and Belgium) including with Crisis Response organisations on the federal, state, regional and/or local level.
  • Background selling SAR and/or Value-Added Services related products.
  • Experience in tracking prospective ITTs with ESA, EC, and national Agencies in Europe.
  • Experience in managing and winning proposals for EC grants and R&D ITTs
  • Strong network at EC, ESA and/or PAN European organisations (like EMSA, Frontex and SatCen) buying SAR images & solutions.

If your skills and experience match this Strategic Account Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Strategic Account Manager

  • Germany
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32745

Holt Executive are partnered with a world leader in Earth observation. They use the largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites to provide persistent monitoring and solutions for natural disasters.

They are seeking a Strategic Account Manager to join their European Government Solutions team and play a key role in collaborating across Europe to achieve the company’s long-term strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities for the Strategic Account Manager:

  • Manage and grow key European government client accounts and build long-term relationships while identifying new business opportunities.
  • Lead client relationships and act as the primary contact for your assigned accounts and countries.
  • Develop and execute strategies whilst building and developing key business relationships across key accounts & countries.
  • Support and develop lead proposals for government prospects, including major tenders like ESA R&D ITTs.
  • Build strong internal relationships and work closely with the Product Team to ensure continuous product improvement and successful delivery.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Strategic Account Manager:

  • Geospatial experience and/or emergency management experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a sales portfolio and to close governmental sales.
  • Strong experience in managing and winning ESA (R&D) ITTs
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. (Fluency in French, German, or Spanish is a plus!)
  • Strong governmental network in the UK and/or Germany including with Crisis Response organisations like BBK and regional Crisis Response organisations.
  • Strong governmental network in other European countries (e.g., the Netherlands and Belgium) including with Crisis Response organisations on the federal, state, regional and/or local level.
  • Background selling SAR and/or Value-Added Services related products.
  • Experience in tracking prospective ITTs with ESA, EC, and national Agencies in Europe.
  • Experience in managing and winning proposals for EC grants and R&D ITTs
  • Strong network at EC, ESA and/or PAN European organisations (like EMSA, Frontex and SatCen) buying SAR images & solutions.

If your skills and experience match this Strategic Account Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

 

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