Integration, Test, Verification & Acceptance Manager

  • Job Reference: N4126-10A
  • Date Posted: 15 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Marlow / Remote Working
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

ITEA Manager / Integration, Test, Verification & Acceptance Manager - Aerospace, Defence, Communications, Avionics


Purpose of the Role (Overview):

Our client is a highly successful and innovative company, they are looking for an Integration, Test, Verification, and Acceptance Manager.  Accountable to the Emergency Services Network Programme Manager for the planning and execution of test and verification activities to govern acceptance internally within the business and programme, whilst managing acceptance with the Authority/Stakeholders. Define, own, manage and deliver work packages within allocated timelines. Responsible for the application of industry proven principles and processes in all aspects of the programme and maintaining adherence with Standard Operating Framework Engineering processes. The Position requires a broad knowledge of and experience in the engineering lifecycle of Airborne Communication/Mission Systems and a Service Support solution.


Qualifications and Experience required – ITEA Manager:

  • A proven track record in leading Integration, Test, Verification, and Acceptance activity in complex airborne, aerospace, defence, communications projects
  • Able to technically mentor and instruct engineers
  • Experience of relating Integration, Test, Verification, and Acceptance to delivery and acceptance of a system
  • Good understanding of complex system integration, validation, verification, qualification, acceptance in complex programmes and trials
  • Knowledge of the full system engineering lifecycle and the product lifecycle
  • Experience of managing flight trials would be desirable
  • Knowledge of Aerospace certification processes would be desirable
  • Experience or awareness of industry best practice INCOSE, IEC 15288, IEC 24748 etc, would be desirable
  • Experience of requirements capture traceability and verification
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate technical issues to team members, customers, and management
  • Awareness of Cost and Schedule planning
  • Proven ability to handle project change
  • Good understanding of Risk Management
  • Good understanding of Configuration Management
  • Experience in technical document writing
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in an engineering or engineering related discipline/domain
  • All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance


Key Responsibilities – ITEA Manager:

  • Delivery of Integration, Test, Verification, and Acceptance planning and execution into the assigned programme, working in partnership with the Programme Manager and team leads
  • Implement and manage progressive acceptance against customer requirements
  • Govern and manage progressive acceptance against internal requirements
  • Owner of customer deliverable Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Manage and deliver contract documents (Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Specs etc.) and event deliverables
  • Plan, execute, and report, integration laboratory and ‘live’ trials activities to the satisfaction of the defined requirements and in accordance with the programme schedule
  • Govern and manage Network Certification and Qualification of the System
  • Management of verification baselines, related reviews, and their associated entry/exit criteria
  • Management of test results, success and failure management, and reports for the customer
  • Leading the creation of the Integration, Test, Verification, and Acceptance work packages, at the system/customer level, and directing process definition at lower levels
  • Ensure the Integration, Test, Verification, and Acceptance governance structure is defined and maintained, and that the structure is aligned between programme and project levels
  • Report progress to the Programme Manager and Director, along with other stakeholders both internal and external
  • Support and/or lead meetings with customers and internally, including preparation of documentation
  • Working with the Programme Manager to define and manage the scope within the budget and timescales and drive the team accordingly
  • Setting the culture for the team as requirements and delivery focused, through strong processes and procedures
  • Direct, motivate and provide leadership for the project technical leads and the broader programme team
  • Identify, specify and manage demand for routine and specialist resource and facilities
  • Maintain effective working relationships with Engineering Design, Production Organisation and Maintenance Organisation to ensure that requirements for expertise and support are met
  • Integrate Test, Verification, and Acceptance evidence outputs from the projects and system level, turning them into the required outcomes for the satisfaction of stakeholder requirements
  • Identify potential problems / issues and work to resolve, escalating as appropriate
  • Support effective lessons learned approaches, ensure our processes are appropriately updated on a continuous basis


Keywords:  ITEA Manager, Integration, Test, Verification, Acceptance, Avionics, Airborne Communication, Defence, Systems Integration, INCOSE, IEC 15288, IEC 24748, Requirements Capture, Aerospace, Risk Management, Configuration Management


ITEA Manager / Integration, Test, Verification & Acceptance Manager - Aerospace, Defence, Communications, Avionics

Salary:  £60,000 to £70,000 plus 10% bonus and many attractive benefits

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire / hybrid working