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Technical Director





Posted: 15/03/2023

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Set up in 2011, Synoptix is rapidly becoming recognised as one of the UK’s most capable suppliers of systems engineering expertise and know-how. Our uniquely flexible business structure and extensive experience in work package definition allows our customers to benefit from improved cost effectiveness, assured quality and reduced risk.

Synoptix is dedicated to supporting its customer’s engineering programmes across Aerospace, Defence, Rail, Marine and Power sectors, focussing on time, cost, and quality. Providing fully outsourced engineering support as discrete work packages. Our core engineering team has a deep knowledge applying Systems Engineering principles to complex projects, and they are supported by a selection of high-calibre, scarce-skills Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who bring specific domain and discipline knowledge to support our offering.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Director to join our existing team. This is a post which is of strategic significance for our business and represents a challenging and exciting opportunity to identify, win and deliver multi-disciplinary inputs to a range of multi discipline projects for a wide sector and client base. Our projects are high profile and at the leading edge of professional practice.

The successful candidate will be proactive and enthusiastic with substantial experience of delivering multi-disciplinary projects on a medium and large scale. The successful candidate will also have overall responsibility for the engineering function (circa 80 engineers). They will report directly into the MD and have Engineering Management staff and Account Managers reporting to them.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Definition of the company technological strategy
Assessment of technical risk and mitigation planning
Establishment of standards and procedures to track and measure the technical progression of project's
Evaluation of company engineering staff, identifying strengths, problem areas, and developing plans for improving performance
Ensure Synoptix’s Associates are SQEP, Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel
Evaluation of interviewed candidates for technical positions
Scout for and evaluate new technology and tools as opportunities for innovation and development of excellence
Oversee technical design documentation process for correctness and timeliness
Help to identify high technical risk areas
Assist with implementing company policy
Assist with developing strategic plans relative to the Synoptix Business Process Model:

Support Sales process
Assist with Technical Credibility
Conduct workshops
Support ‘Win work’ process
Creation of Statement of Work
Technical Scope of Supply
Resource planning

Technical Risks and Mitigations:

Support bid reviews
Support the ‘Deliver Projects’ process
Technical acceptance
Definition of Technical risk / Mitigation plans
Education, Knowledge and Experience:

Degree or equivalent in an Engineering discipline
Chartered Engineer status
Minimum 10 years’ experience as ‘Chief Engineer’ or equivalent role
INCOSE CSEP preferable but not essential

Generous salary package
25 Days holiday not including bank holidays with the option to buy/sell holiday
Bike to work scheme
Electric car scheme
Private health care
Employee assistance scheme
Please note that due to the nature of our projects we can only accept UK National candidates who will need to be eligible to obtain UK Security Clearance.

By applying to this position, you are confirming that you consent to the retention of your personal data. Your data is held securely on our own premises and under the terms of the Data Protection Act (2018). It will be treated as confidential, and will not be transferred to any third party, or to any other jurisdiction without your consent. We will not hold any data for any longer than is necessary for us to fulfil our obligations and will remove any data at your written request

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