Date Posted
22 May 2020

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are looking for a Systems Engineering Team Lead to manage a team of around 10 direct reports within the systems engineering discipline. Reporting into the Discipline Manager, this role will be based at the Christchurch office.


As a Systems Engineering Team Lead your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing day to day management and direction of the team.
  • Flowing down the objectives for the team and overseeing the implementation.
  • Deliver technical presentations and reports, regularly communicate and brief technical and non-technical stakeholders on programme/project progress
  • Maintaining the forward load for the function, and managing local resourcing issues from clashes and recruitment needs.
  • Reviewing and sign off of relevant estimates.
  • Managing future skills matrix, training plan and recruitment plan.
  • Generating future investment cases to support the capability growth/sustainment of the discipline.

As a Systems Engineering Team Lead your skills and experience will ideally include:

  • A degree in a relevant subject would be beneficial but is not essential
  • Previous exposure to product development lifecycle is essential
  • Proven people management experience, supporting in career development, promotions, and productivity.
  • Provides leadership across the local team.
  • Acts as an ambassador for the discipline.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, able to influence internal customers.
  • Provides an example of professional behaviour to the function.
  • Mentors junior engineers and coaches senior engineers.

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity

Manufacturers of secure, reliable communications and navigation systems


We are innovative system integrators with a pedigree of capability in Communications, Navigation and Electronic Warfare for aerospace and defence. Through continual innovation, we are able to supply highly resilient, totally dependable systems with low through-life costs that deliver outstanding performance and value. Our air, land and maritime products include Antenna Systems, Anti-Jam GPS, Radio, Audio, Air Traffic Management Systems and Electronic Warfare.


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