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Technical Head of Systems Engineering

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Central London, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years

Wanting to take your Engineering career to the next level? Excited about the opportunity to work on multi-billion transport projects that are changing the face of our cities? Due to our ongoing growth, SYSTRA Scott Lister currently have an opportunity for a Technical Head of Systems Engineering based in our London Head Office. At SYSTRA Scott Lister Group, we provide comprehensive consultancy services to a variety of industry sectors, with a focus on Rail Transport. As part of SYSTRA's global footprint, we are constantly helping clients deliver complex engineering projects that require our consulting services & subject matter expertise. We have multiple office locations throughout the UK, Australia & Singapore and provide our workforce with ongoing personal career growth, learning & development to achieve job satisfaction and a long tenure.


The Technical Head of Systems Engineering will report to the Operations Director and be responsible for providing Systems Engineering consultancy Service and leading/developing the SYSTRA Scott Lister Systems Engineering function/capability. The position will work closely with a variety of clients across the transport sector and will afford you with the opportunity to apply your expertise, often as part of a multi disciplinary systems integration team. The position will be part of a well established,collaborative and respected team, comprising of various Engineering specialists across the UK, Australia & Singapore.


The role:


  • Provide Leadership and Systems Engineering technical support to SYSTRA Scott Lister employees, including the management of sub-contractors.
  • Lead teams, assigning roles and tasks to ensure that project activities/outcomes are optimized and delivered to time-frames, margin and budget.
  • Focus on the implementation of respective processes, controls and resources to win work whilst delivering Systems Engineering activities to the expected safety, quality and value for clients and SYSTRA.
  • Effectively manage a range people management situations to resolution, leading team's through associated project challenges, ensuring that key deliverable's are met.
  • Understand and manage the major business financial drivers, including resources to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ensure the full management and delivery of Systems Engineering projects to ensure the ongoing development and retention of our strategic client relationships.
  • Deliver support to Systems Engineering activities in other sectors and provide input to proposal writing and future tender submissions.
  • Promote the SYSTRA Scott Lister brand to help the team secure business opportunities in existing projects and new ones.
  • Cross collaborate with team members to manage and minimise project risks and enhance the positive integration/delivery of SYSTRA Scott Lister services.


Required experience & skills:


  • Degree Qualified in Systems Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, or Electronics Engineering or a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ with previous experience in Systems Engineering and with Management/Supervision exposure.
  • Primary technical capability in Systems Engineering, secondary in Project Management.
  • Knowledge of Rail (highly desirable); Aviation and/or defence (desirable).
  • Proven abilities to build sound working relationships across diverse groups, internally and externally.
  • Demonstrate a robust commercial acumen and a proactive approach to assist in the development of innovative solutions.
  • Able to evidence high levels of ethical Leadership, team working, planning & organisation, communication and commercial acumen.


At SYSTRA Scott Lister, we believe that a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and experiences create a productive work environment. As such, we value diversity of thought and experience and encourage applications from diverse community groups. Our values are centered around Bold Leadership, Connected teams, Excellence. Interested? Please click on the apply.


SYSTRA Scott Lister does not accept unsolicited resumes from external agencies, we do however appreciate your interest.

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