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Senior Project Manager – Defence

  • Horsham, West Sussex
  • £50000 - £60000 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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Senior Electrical Engineer

  • West Sussex
  • £40000 - £55000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK1453

Holt Executive are supporting a global technology innovator who are recruiting a Senior Electrical Engineer for their growing team.

The Principal Electrical Engineer will join a small team of electrical and mechanical engineers who are responsible for the development, evolution and support of the exciting range of products.

Key Responsibilities for Senior Electrical Engineer:

  • Interpreting and refining specifications/requirements (both internal and customer lead) you will develop both novel solutions and modify existing designs without supervision
  • You are expected to deliver engineering and management tasks in an accurate, timely, budget-compliant and complete manner, taking account of applicable standards and departmental and company processes
  • Propose and generate innovative solutions with structured bids and business cases, to reduce cost as well as in response to new opportunities and existing issues. Uphold our continuous improvement approach
  • Oversee the creation of Multilevel System Diagrams, Design documentation and Bills of Materials
  • Effectively manage your time to ensure that work is completed efficiently, taking responsibility for own actions and decisions
  • Switch between multiple tasks at short notice according to immediate priorities (as directed)

Key Experience for Senior Electrical Engineer:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent, or several years of directly relevant experience
  • Chartered engineer or working towards the same, being able to demonstrate the motivation to achieve professional accreditation following suitable training and experience
  • In excess of 6 years’ experience in Automotive, Aerospace, Simulation or similar industries.
  • Good understanding of design for manufacturing and product life cycle.
  • Experience using Electrical CAD and MRP systems.
  • Wide knowledge base, including electromechanical systems, cable design, computer systems, and a knowledge of IO systems, and a proven desire to learn new subject areas
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Aircraft Structures Technician (12-Month FTC)

  • Herefordshire
  • £40000 - £55000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK8874

Holt Executive is partnered with an exciting aviation service provider looking for several experienced Aircraft Structures Technicians to join a bespoke aircraft modification program taking place in the West Midlands on an initial 12-Month Fixed Term Contract.

Working as part of a highly skilled team, you will have in-depth knowledge and experience of Aircraft Structures. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work on a high-profile programme conducting major structural disassembly, modification and rebuild of aircraft. You will be responsible for all aspects of major structural modifications.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the contract, have previous military experience and the ability to obtain an SC clearance.

This Aircraft Structures Technician role will involve:

  • Removal of major aircraft structural sections, whilst stress jacked
  • Working to fine tolerances and high standards
  • Upholding high standards of housekeeping
  • Adhering to company and manufacturers procedures
  • Implementing modifications from drawings and procedures

Skills and experience required for the Aircraft Structures Technician:

  • Have as a minimum completed an aircraft engineering apprenticeship, or achieved the Military equivalent.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of wiring in production or Live aircraft environments.
  • Ideally, 5 years of live aircraft and structures experience.
  • Experience in implementing and carrying out aircraft component modifications.
  • Experienced and capable of reading manufacturer’s drawings and SRMs.
  • Take full ownership and responsibility for your own tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications.
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Programme Manager, Planning & Controls

  • London
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK4333

Holt Executive is working with a global connectivity pioneer, bridging the digital divide and providing unmatched connectivity to customers on the land, sea and in the air. They are recruiting a Programme Manager experienced with planning and controls to join their team in London.

You will take a leading role in targeting complexities within our client’s business including replacing a number of end-of-life, legacy platforms. Reporting to the Programme Director, this role will develop and maintain an integrated programme plan and will be able to operate at the programme board level to share critical paths and resolve risks and issues.

This Programme Manager, Planning & Controls role will include:

  • Work with Programme Leads to develop and manage plans for the following:
    • Simplification of products and commercial offerings.
    • The transition of L-Band frequency services to a new delivery platform.
    • Billing enhancements to prevent potential customer invoice errors.
    • Consolidation of customer portals to improve the self-service experience.
    • Continuous improvement action using robotic process automation.
  • Set out and integrate templates, tools and processes for each of the above workstreams.
  • Use of project space or MS Project or similar, and other reporting tools, use of Jira and associated tooling for managing the release cycle.
  • Recommend potential changes to current processes and reporting to accommodate the increased throughput that will be required over and above business requirements.
  • Manage the RAID log proactively by updating and managing the contents in conjunction with Programme Leads.

Experience required for the Programme Manager, Planning & Controls:

  • Experience and successful record of accomplishment in large transformation programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships with technical, business, and senior/executive management stakeholders.
  • A background in IT-led transformation with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience across all project phases.
  • Telecommunications experience is desirable.
  • Experience in working with multiple 3rd party solution providers and consultancies and including offshore delivery teams.
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and service management.
  • Experience in delivering projects using Agile and/or Lean methodologies & best practices.
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Aviation Operations Engineer

  • London
  • £9999 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK7226

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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Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM

  • Welwyn Garden City
  • £9999 - £999999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • TT211

Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a market leader across the Satellite Communications industry who are at the forefront of innovation throughout the space sector. To their world-wide partners, they offer unrivalled expertise to design, develop and operate state-of-the-art solutions and systems, covering the entire spectrum on the most exciting global projects in Satellite Communications. Innovation and ingenuity are the leading principles in everything that they do.

They require a versatile Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM to establish the requirements, design, capacity, performance, verification and operation of satellite communications networks for both commercial and defence customers. Their teams are expanding, and they are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM to provide technical and commercial expertise on exciting projects.

The offering includes a competitive salary based on experience, and home-based/remote working with limited on-site work in line with project requirements.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Carry out modelling and establish and validate requirements for satellites networks
  • End-to-end communications design and development incorporating RF systems, IP networks, OSS/BSS technology and development
  • Requirements analysis and assessment of supplier solutions
  • Communications system test strategy development and VV&T plan documentation and test execution in either ground or in-orbit test environments
  • Ground segment engineering/terminal design and development
  • Communications payload engineering design and test

Skills Required for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify key issues and to solve day-to-day challenges
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to defined problems

Essential Experience for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Graduate with Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications)
  • Experience in Satellite Communications systems engineering, with a knowledge of system design, ground segment design, satellite operations and payload engineering
  • Experience in IP networking, protocols and security of data
  • Thorough understanding of communications systems and associated engineering concepts
  • Experience in developing requirements systems design documentation, test plans and procedures and operational procedures
  • Knowledge of software development environments, languages and methodologies

Salary and Benefits for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Competitive salary package dependent on skills/experience plus a growing list of Company benefits
  • Home-based/remote working with limited on-site work in line with project requirements
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Service Introduction Assurance Director

  • London
  • £90000 - £110000 per annum + BONUS
  • Permanent
  • PK2365

Holt Executive is working with a global connectivity pioneer, bridging the digital divide and providing unmatched connectivity to customers on the land, sea and in the air. They are recruiting a Service Introduction Assurance Director experienced in the connectivity or telecoms sector.

You will take a leading role in assuring the operational and commercial readiness for both products and services delivered by a variety of different teams across multiple business units as well as manage a permanent or assigned team of Service Introduction Assurance Managers.

This Service Introduction Assurance Director role will include:

  • Assure the operational and commercial readiness of products and services delivered by a variety of teams
  • Ensure new products and value add services utilise existing core platforms to the extent possible, are designed for operability at an acceptable cost, and are scalable
  • Manage a permanent or assigned team of Service Introduction Assurance Managers who work alongside Inmarsat development projects
  • Responsible for driving readiness, in coordination with the project delivery team, of product and service development projects towards a Service Introduction Review
  • Define and agree with stakeholders a clear set of acceptance criteria for product and services readiness, including testing requirements

Experience required for the Service Introduction Assurance Director:

  • Knowledge of satellite communications technology and/or the telecoms industry
  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practice for Service Transition
  • Ability to influence and drive consensus in an effective and persuasive manner
  • A practical, hands-on approach to problem solving with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Highly collaborative, influential but able to manage conflict constructively
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Senior Systems Engineer

  • United Arab Emirates
  • £107000 - £118000 per annum + Education, Family Medical, Bonus
  • Permanent
  • TT219

Senior Systems Engineer

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

They have an immediate requirement for an experienced Senior Systems Engineer to perform SATCOM Systems Engineering activities within the Systems Engineering function.

Key Responsibilities for Senior Systems Engineer:

Developing Procurement Specifications – Support the development of the specifications for all space segment and ground segment procurement processes.

Support Proposals Review and Assessment – Support other Sections in the Engineering Division, the Broadband Operations Division and other relevant areas in the review and assessment of proposals received in response to RFP’s.

Link Analysis – Keep up to date with developments in communication systems technology, assessing new modulation and coding methods, error correcting techniques and access methods. Carry out link analyses, capacity analyses, and perform availability studies. Have detailed understanding of satellite, ground station, and user terminal performance parameters for fixed and mobile services to analyse the communication links in various RF bands. Create user friendly software models of system analyses that can be used by various departments with the company for the purpose of mission planning and optimization.

Management Reports – Consolidate accurate Management reports for monitoring the progress of Procurement transactions and operations.

Experience Required for Senior Systems Engineer:

  • A high-grade degree in Electronic/Communications Engineering
  • A solid track record of high achievements during high & higher education
  • 7 years work experience in a communications company
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Vice President of Systems Engineering

  • United Arab Emirates
  • £164000 - £174000 per annum + Education, Family Medical, Bonus
  • Permanent
  • TT220

Vice President System Engineering

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

They have an immediate requirement for an experienced Vice President of System Engineering to perform SATCOM Systems Engineering activities within the Systems Engineering function.

Primary Objective – Link Analysis:

Assess new modulation and coding methods, error correcting techniques and access methods.

Carry out link analyses, capacity analyses, and availability analyses. Create and assess scenarios with communication satellites of various types and orbits with a variety of terminals.

Have detailed understanding of satellite, ground station, and user terminal performance parameters for fixed and mobile services to analyse the communication links in RF bands.

Create user friendly software models of system analyses.

Secondary Objectives:

Developing Procurement Specifications:

Support the development of the specifications for all space segment and ground segment procurement processes.

Support Proposals Review and Assessment:

Support other Sections in the Engineering Division, the Broadband Operations Division and other relevant areas in the review and assessment of proposals in response to RFP’s.

Management Reports:

Management reports for monitoring the progress of Procurement transactions and operations.

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Assistant Vice President of Systems Engineering

  • United Arab Emirates
  • £127947.51 - £139429.98 per annum + Relocation, Education, Medical, Bonus
  • Permanent
  • TT218

Assistant Vice President of Systems Engineering – Airborne Specialist

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

They have an immediate requirement for an experienced Assistant Vice President of Systems Engineering to be responsible for the Systems Engineering of Airborne communications systems including on-board network, line of sight and SATCOM systems.

Supporting the commercial sales team in generating technical proposals for Airborne systems. Leads project requirements and design processes as designated design authority through project Preliminary and Critical Design processes, including the presentation at customer design reviews and the generation of design documents and drawings.

Key Responsibilities for Assistant Vice President of Systems Engineering:

  1. Manage the design of projects, ensuring that high quality design solutions are successfully delivered. Manage technical risks and assume design authority accountability for delegated projects, overseeing design evolution through to design validation and system requirements verification
  2. Provide innovative and cost-effective technical proposals and initiatives to support business development
  3. Oversee the realisation of designs, managing design problems throughout the project lifecycle, controlling design changes through robust design configuration and change control
  4. Manage Final Design Reviews, design certification and completion of End Item Data Packs
  5. Support Post Delivery design issues, providing advice to in-service support teams and resolving latent design problems
  6. Ensure customer’s satisfaction assuring their trust and credibility to successfully deliver technical solutions.

Experience Required for Assistant Vice President of Systems Engineering:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent, Telecommunications and Electrical are a plus.
  • Master of Science in Engineering is a plus.
  • 10+ years in senior project technical roles on airborne satellite communications or line of sight datalink projects.
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