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Head of Technology & Innovation

Job Details

The Role

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative and entrepreneurial Head of Technology & Innovation within BMT.  This role reports to the Operations & Capability Director, as well as being a member of the Senior Leadership Team for BMT Defence & Security. 

The Technology & Innovation Services Business Line (TIS) provides a range of software development, artificial intelligence, data analytics, visualisation, human factors, cyber security and mission systems services to a variety of defence, security and government clients. 

This role will set the strategy for the TIS Business Line, identifying which capabilities we need to grow and how these satisfy market demands.  You will be responsible for delivering company targets as well as developing strategic and tactical actions with your Management Team.   You will work closely with the other Business Lines and functions within BMT to ensure the success of the Business Line and the company as a whole. 

You will have an entrepreneurial mind-set, building new offerings to satisfy customer needs and generating IP which can be exploited across BMT and the markets we work in.

The Technology & Innovation Business Line is comprised of two Business Units, totalling approximately 80 members of staff based in Bath, Fareham and customer sites. Although this role will be based in Bath you will be expected to travel on a regular basis. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate that has excellent leadership skills to support and empower the Business Line, getting the most from each member of the team and providing them with interesting and rewarding opportunities. You will have experience of successfully leading a team to deliver your vision and strategy as well as delivering and managing financial targets and forecasts.  

We are looking for someone with a passion and enthusiasm to grow a successful technology business, disrupting the way services are currently delivered or meeting new market demands with exciting capabilities. Having a strategic perspective with the ability to forward plan and develop new business ideas is important in this role.

We have a range of capabilities within our business line so a demonstrable understanding and experience of some of these is preferred; software development, intelligent systems, data analytics, visualisation & simulation, cyber security, combat systems, networks and communications, autonomous systems and human factor. Previous knowledge or experience of achieving and managing quality accreditations such as ISO9001, 27001 and TickITPlus is also preferred.


Who are we?

BMT provides independent technical expertise and consultancy. We offer concept design, asset management, programme management and technology services to customers in the defence, security, transport, energy and infrastructure markets. Our team thrive on tackling the most complex engineering and programme challenges, and are adept at blending capabilities from the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines to deliver enduring and value-adding solutions. As an Employee Benefit Trust, we are genuinely independent and have the freedom to put our people and our customers first.

What can we offer you?

At BMT, we appreciate the importance of having a solid development structure. We ensure that our people have access to the training and mentoring that they need to be the best at what they do. We constantly strive to improve our working environment as well as providing everyone with the tools and applications they need to do their roles effectively.

The wellbeing of the team is central to our success so workloads are managed effectively, we don’t have a work late culture and our working hours are flexible. On top of this, we have a host of benefits designed to support our people such as additional holiday purchase, private medical cover and a personal development fund for gym/sports clubs or non-work related evening classes.

BMT is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst its workforce, to view our full policy please click here - BMT is a member of Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) and proactively finds ways to further improve our culture and belonging.  

Please note, the closing date for this role is Friday 4th October 2019.

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