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Solution Lead - Training and Mission Rehearsal

Date: 04-Apr-2021

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

As part of our continued focus and investment in Training and Mission Rehearsal, we are looking for a solution lead to work across a range of requirements, influence investment choices and generate compelling solutions for our customers.

So, if you have a background in solution development for large or complex programmes delivering training outcomes to a military audience we would be glad to hear from you, particularly if those solutions have exploited modelling, simulation or synthetic environments.

Key Accountabilities:
We’re looking for a candidate with a strong customer focus who can lead the development of creative yet practical solutions to customer problems, challenging conventions, traditional methods or procedures where required.

• Solution Development: Oversee solution/technical teams on strategic captures, or significant elements within those, to develop coherent customer focussed propositions.
• Engagement: Work collaboratively with customers, partners and internal stakeholders, acting as a key interface between their business requirements and the QinetiQ proposition.
• Technical assurance: Ensure that all outputs meet appropriate technical standards, and comply with statutory, regulatory, company and customer-specific processes and procedures, as appropriate.
• IRAD Proposals: Identify potential opportunities for Internal Research and Development and work with stakeholders to translate these requirements into IRAD proposals.
• Thought Leadership: Contribute to the development of white papers, presentations and other materials for public release or presentation to senior audiences.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:
We’re particularly interested in individuals who can shape training solutions, evaluating multiple sources of information and making complex judgements using knowledge and skills in the following areas:
• Background developing or delivering training solutions in a defence environment and ideally in more than one domain. Good appreciation of Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT), from analysis and design through to delivery and assurance.
• Broad understanding of modelling and simulation concepts and technologies, and ideally their applications to synthetic training environments. Understanding of related Defence standards, policy and guidance including the DMaSC Modelling and Simulation Standards Profile (DMSP).
• Sound commercial and market awareness to support development of future opportunities and alignment of solutions against practical constraints. That may include understanding of MoD acquisition and tender processes and of industry players (partners/ competitors) and their differentiators.
• Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required to guide, influence and convince others, including external partners and customers. You will be capable of scoping out and assembling high quality written documentation (e.g. delivery plans, proposals, papers and presentations).

Experience and Qualifications:
• A first degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics or an equivalent, nationally recognised, professional qualification backed up with a tangible track record of achievement. Holders would be expected to have fulfilled the requirements to attain full professional membership of a relevant body or similar accreditation.
• Proven experience operating in a Solution Lead or Technical Lead role including shaping and delivering solutions that require the integration of a wide range of engineering/ technical disciplines, extensive research or innovative methods.
• Demonstrable success managing cross-functional teams and using leadership skills to engage, motivate and mentor personnel across different parts of the organisation.
• The successful candidate will be required to undertake a vetting process and maintain appropriate security clearance.



QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.