379jc Maritime Telecoms Engineer


My client one of the worlds largest IT security companies are now looking for a Maritime Telecoms Engineer for a 24 month contract with a possible 20 month extension.
You will be working in a secure location and you will need to hold NATO SC clearance and you will be supporting the execution of the Agency’s responsibilities as Implementation Authoring for Maritime Projects.
Therefore your principal duties will include the following:-

Coordinate the overall Implementation Plan of all Maritime projects and the co-ordination of its execution
Provide support for national implementation activities including In-Port connectivity
Provide support for the establishment and chair of Maritime Implementation Working Group (MIWG) (or its successors) with the Territorial Host nations and involved Agencies.
Manage BRASS (Broadcast & Ship-Shore) implementations and the roll-out of Enhancements.
Promote interoperability between individual BRASS projects and coherence in the National implementations of the In-Port Connectivity.

This requirement is for a consultant, with expertise in maritime communication systems and all aspects of project management,, to work full time for a period of 24 man months in NC3A-BE, with an option to extend for a further 20 man months.  It shall be noted that 1 man month is equal to 22 man days.
The consultant will mainly be located in Belgium.  When requested and authorized by the  Project Manager the consultant must be prepared to travel by Car (Vehicle not supplied by NATO), train and Air, in accordance with Clause XIX of the Special Provisions.
The Consultant shall be responsible for the performance of defined tasks by the Lead Project Manager.
The contractor shall perform and assist in the execution of following tasks as directed by the Lead Project Manager for the coordination and consolidation of all Maritime projects related activities:

Provide ad-hoc support to all activities related to the National BRASS implementations, such as TBCE (Type B Cost Estimate) generation support, IFB (Invitation for Bid) preparation and evaluation and technical advice during project execution;
Capture the current BRASS base-line, including on-going projects, in the relevant management tools;
Monitor and report the implementation of maritime projects (i.e. BRASS, STIV-RMD, In Port Connectivity) to ensure they meet key technical, schedule and financial constraints;
Coordinate meetings, keep meeting records and issue meeting reports for follow on actions;
Support development of Configuration Management Plan and Procedures for the BRASS project and ensure that project CM activities are carried out in accordance with established procedures and plans;
Maintain the implementation Configuration baseline;
Prepare project hand-over plans;
Participate individual Host Nation’s System Testing as well as Site Surveys, Acceptance and Handover of completed projects for operational use, as required, review or prepare “Acceptance Test Procedures” and Security Accreditation documents;
Preparation of project deliverables such as  Project/stage plans, Exception reports/plans, project management documents, end stage reports, draft project related correspondence;
Ensure all project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately;
Maintain and update the content of Maritime web portal by evaluating the consistency and verify the correctness of the information;
Monitor execution of projects, proactively detect potential issues and trigger mitigating actions;
Provide project management support to upcoming Maritime Communications Projects. 

The Contractor’s proposed consultant must meet the following minimum requirements:

A university degree in Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, minimum Bachelor of Science level,  or with a university degree in a related engineering field, if considerable experience in the area of telecommunications engineering has been gained from several years of employment covering the full spectrum of practice from junior to senior responsibilities.
Broad knowledge with several years (minimum 3) experience in project management in military communications and information systems environment;
Experience must have included large scale projects through all phases and across wide geographical areas;
Recent experience (within the last 8 years) in the planning, design, installation, testing, integration of wireless communication systems;
Experience with systems used for Maritime communication and information exchange;
Familiarity with PRINCE-2 and/or other project methodologies ;
Working level knowledge with Office tools (Word, Excel, MS-Access, MS-Project and PowerPoint);
The incumbent  is required to maintain a NATO SECRET clearance with the appropriate national authority for the duration of the contract;
Good communication and coordination skills with different stakeholders;

To be eligible for this role you will need to be a citizen of a NATO country and have an excellent level of English, both written and spoken
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