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Logistics Manager – Defence – London

  • London, England
  • £50,000 - £55,00 + Bonus
  • Permanent
  • DB122

Primary role purpose:

This role of Logistics Manager will be a key part of the Global Government Engineering team, working closely with both solutions architects and pre-sales engineers within the team. The successful candidate is expected to manage all the logistics requirements for the engineering team including the shipping of engineering equipment to global locations.

The Logistics Manager to manage G2 engineering equipment store, ensuring all inventory is tracked accurately, while ensuring that defective items are sent out for maintenance or replaced accordingly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all shipments, imports, and exports for the Inmarsat Global government engineering team.
  • Work closely with pre-sales engineers and solutions architects to ensure required equipment is available for the planned Demos and trials.
  • Work closely with partners and customers to ensure timely delivery and return of engineering equipment for all relevant Government demos and trials.
  • Ensure that all export control procedures and licence requirements are followed for all items shipped around the world.
  • Ensure that all shipping related documents are produced accurately and in a timely manner, in order to avoid any delays to delivery times and minimise unnecessary duty payments through paperwork errors.
  • Work with freight companies to ensure that shipments are handled appropriately, to ensure all G2 equipment remains in operational condition.
  • Maintain a working relationship and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure proper logistics support is provided.
  • Manage the G2 engineering equipment store, including inventory management, equipment inspection in adherence to Inmarsat’s policies and best practices.
  • Coordinate the implementation of software tools to automate the inventory and asset management process.
  • Ensure G2 engineering equipment is maintained to the required operational standard, ordering repairs when required and requesting replacements if necessary.
  • Contribute to the improvement of Global Government’s export and shipping processes to drive time and cost efficiencies where possible.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of imports, exports, door-to-door shipments, international shipping terms, dealing with overseas freight forwarders.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of UK, EU export controls.
  • Sound working knowledge and experience of export licence application.
  • Experience in asset and inventory management software.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Good customer facing skills and excellent collaboration.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to produce quality reports.
  • Drive and enthusiasm and a willingness to take on additional responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team and to display flexibility, initiative, and co-operation.
  • Excellent IT skills (MS office, MS project).

Other requirements:

  • Must be committed to on-going personal development.
  • The post-holder must have and maintain a Current drivers’ license for the employed location.
  • Must have citizenship and a suitable background to qualify and maintain a government security clearance for the country of location.
  • Must comply with Health & Safety regulations as outlined in the Health & Safety at Work Employee Handbook and as dictated by local legislation
  • Commit to attending all mandatory Health & Safety training and ensure you are clear on Health & Safety standards at all times.  Training will be appropriate to the tasks you carry out but will include: working at heights, risk assessment, electromagnetic radiation safety, electrical safety awareness and manual handling.
  • Promptly report any work-related incidents, following the corporate procedure.
  • Be aware environmental impact of the role and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
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Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Defence – Devon

  • Devon
  • GBP35,000 - GBP40,000
  • Permanent
  • PK7214

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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Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence – Horsham

  • Horsham, England
  • £55,000 - £60,000
  • Permanent
  • PK266

Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business. With a cutting-edge product range, they service a number of industries and assist in driving innovation.

They require a Sales Manager to manage all aspects of the chosen business sectors, Land or Maritime for example, and support campaigns and Special Projects as required.

Key Responsibilities for the Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security:

  • Locate and deal directly with end users, prime contractor, and systems integrators to identify sales opportunities for products and systems
  • Provide input to the strategic plan to ensure profitable development
  • Provide input to Business Plans to build, monitor and control opportunities pipeline
  • Prepare budgets and sales forecasts
  • Successfully generate, negotiate, and close business opportunities
  • Brief senior management on the business sector opportunities as they arise
  • Maintain the sector enquiry management system in conjunction with the bids and proposals manager
  • Provide opportunity forecasts and prepare briefing papers to enable open bid no-bid discussion
  • Produce proposals and quotations to include the correct technical solution, cost build up, commercial terms and aim for a compliance response in line with business need
  • Be the customer voice within the organisation to align the organisation to customer expectations and further enhance the customer experience
  • Establish and maintain superior relationships with customers at all organizational levels
  • Monitor and report on changes in market conditions, and likely impact on resulting product plans

The Successful Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security will:

  • Have market knowledge and presence within the Defence or Security sectors
  • Have a Customer and Marketing shared focus
  • Work well under pressure and build strong team / relationships to manage customer expectations
  • Have an ability to self-motivate and sustain the passion and desire to win whilst managing long sales cycles
  • Have an ability to understand customers and their needs to communicate information in a comprehensive manner
  • Strong customer relationship building skills and understanding of their challenges
  • Broad understanding of emerging technologies (software, hardware, network)
  • Experience in Bid & Tender processes
  • Experience in nurturing senior executive and political level relationships
  • Customer focused – the ability to manage and be responsible for high profile customers
  • Demonstrated skills in managing a multitude of complex projects and ability to prioritize accordingly
  • Strategic thinker, who recognizes business opportunities and their potential impact on the overall business
  • Due to the nature of the business, all staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement
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Assistant Service Administrator – Customer Service and Support – Horsham

  • Horsham, England
  • £22,000 - £25,000
  • Permanent
  • PK7344

Holt Executive is supporting a pioneering defence and aerospace contractor, delivering mission-critical technology and systems to customers on the land, sea, and air. They are currently recruiting for a CLS Assistant Service Administrator to join their fast-paced, innovative business in Horsham, West Sussex.

The position holder will report into the Customer Service and Support Manager and assist existing service administrative staff to support the repair and return process for customers.

Key Responsibilities of the CLS Assistant Service Administrator:

  • Monitor and record customer repair, returns and spares orders
  • To prepare customers status reports on repair progress
  • Maintain team diary
  • Arrange the supply of materials and parts for customer repairs and spares orders

Experience & Qualifications for the CLS Assistant Service Administrator:

  • Experience in similar Service administration position
  • Knowledge of CRM systems including – Jira and Confluence
  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 process and procedure desirable

Security Clearance Requirements:
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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Head of Product Assurance and Quality Assurance – Reading

  • Reading, Berkshire
  • £150,000 - £170,000
  • Permanent
  • HP249

We are currently partnered with an innovative and pioneering Space, Telecommunication / Connectivity company that are looking to increase their capacity with an experienced Head of Quality / Product Assurance.

As the Quality / Product Assurance Director, you will oversee the Product and Quality activities for electronic units and subsystems and systems designed and manufactured.

Working closely with the GM and COO, you will be expected to make concise, accurate status reports along with clear recommendations for improvements in product quality.

The responsibilities of the Head of Product Assurance and Quality Assurance role :

  • Performing and coordinating the Quality Assurance / Product Assurance activities in the UK and its suppliers / subcontractors
  • Perform Procurement Quality Assurance on both internal and external activities including; subcontractors and suppliers, leading reviews, manage NCR’s and participation in inspections
  • Plan, execute and oversee inspection and testing of product to confirm quality and conformance to specifications and deliverables.
  • Develop new standards for production and design, with refinements and improvements as needed, and create testing protocols
  • Interpret, build upon, and comply with company quality assurance standards

The requirements for the successful candidate:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a directly relevant QA/PA environment.
  • proven experience of taking an electronic product to market in a full lifecycle capacity.
  • previous working knowledge of designing to military specification standards.
  • Experience in any of the areas as follows is desirable: Satellite/Antenna subsystems, Phased Arrays, Operating Software, RF based electronics.
  • Management of quality or product assurance in a complex multifunctional manufacturing or engineering context.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, management and leadership skills across main stakeholders.

As with a role such as this, the compensation is competitive and includes bonus and benefits (will be confirmed or arranged upon successful interview process).

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Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM – UAE

  • United Arab Emirates
  • £110,000 - £122,000
  • Permanent
  • TT225

Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM – United Arab Emirates

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading Satellite Communications business that offer multi-mission satellite services to more than 150 countries across the globe.

They have an immediate requirement for an experienced Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM to be responsible for designing and implementing the Advanced Modem Technology product hardware.

Key Accountabilities for the Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

  1. Lead the team of hardware engineering
  2. Define and validate the best architecture for the hardware design (components selection, detailed design, etc..)
  3. Work jointly with FPGA/DSP team to optimize the product hardware design and development
  4. Gather, articulate and breakdown the product requirements to achieve hardware detailed design (from initial design to boards layout and product prototyping and up to product manufacturing)
  5. Is responsible for the early-stage hardware manufacturing and integration, define and implement test and validation strategy
  6. Contribute to new technology assessment and testing to support new product developments

Technical Competencies required by the Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

  1. Expertise in hardware architecture design (Digital and analog electronics, power and RF)
  2. Solid experience in full design cycle (specs, components selection, schematics, detailed design and associated documentation, layout)
  3. Solid experience in hardware design, PCB design tools (CAD, Cadence, Altium, etc..)
  4. Solid experience in digital board integration and validation (layout optimization, EMC, thermal, power, etc..)

Experience required by the Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or MSc in Electrical, Electronics, digital signal processing and/or wireless Communication Engineering
  • English – Berlitz Level 8, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 550 or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in the field of hardware architecture design and implementation
  • 3+ years of experience in wireless communications
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Aviation Operations Engineer – London

  • London, England
  • £45,000 - £55,000
  • Permanent
  • TT189

Holt Executive are partnered with a global leader in the connectivity space. Offering high-speed data and voice communications to a number of industries across the globe. They are searching for an experienced Aviation Operations Engineer to join their team in London.

The incumbent will work in a team to support preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and managing the life cycle of the equipment maintaining the correct software release. Moreover, the Aviation Operations Engineer is required to support the existing tools created to monitor and automate the EAN operations and to support the onboarding of new tools.

The role comes with a competitive salary, bonus scheme and corporate benefits package and there will be a requirement for travel to some of our client’s other offices.

Key responsibilities of the Aviation Operations Engineer:

  • Provide second/third level support for EAN service, participate in tests, and maintain the operational documents up to date.
  • Provide Aero expertise in the maintenance and enhancement of operational monitoring/reporting and automation tools.
  • Monitor service availability of the EAN network.
  • Incident and problem management.
  • Flight investigations to provide input for network optimisation.
  • Ensure all network devices that are under the group are pro-actively monitored.
  • Regression testing before and after changes are introduced to the network

Key requirements for the Aviation Operations Engineer:

  • University degree level education in Computer Science / Data Communications or equivalent.
  • Experience with automation and scripting (Scripting capability is a “must-have” requirement (Python preferred)
  • Knowledge of IP Concepts (TCP/UDP, Multicast, Routing, subnetting).
  • Understanding of major system and network monitoring techniques(SNMP, System Polling …)
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken communication skills.
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Junior / Graduate Software Engineer

  • West Sussex
  • £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK0332

Holt Executive is partnered with a global design and manufacturing specialist, delivering cutting edge products to the Naval, Defence and Security sectors. They are recruiting for a Junior / Graduate Software Engineer to join the team and have the opportunity to design and develop embedded software and windows-based user interfaces.

This opportunity will suit any passionate Junior or Graduate Software Engineers who want to work with the latest cutting edge technology. You will join a close-knit team where you will receive strong support and a clear development path to progress your career. Surrounded by experts in their fields you will have exposure to multiple projects and the opportunity to learn from the best.

Key responsibilities for the Junior / Graduate Software Engineer:

  • 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.

Key requirements for the Junior / Graduate Software Engineer role:

  • Strong degree in related discipline
  • Understanding of embedded software design
  • Understanding of developing user interfaces
  • Experience of writing C/C++ for embedded applications
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Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Defence

  • Devon
  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK7214

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

  • West Sussex
  • £9 - £99999 per annum + BENIFIETS
  • Permanent
  • PK7624

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 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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