Consulting & Corporate Strategy

ILS Manager

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ILS Delivery Manager

Location – Bristol – Abbeywood

£600 per day – Umbrella

6 months – possibly extension

SC – Preferred

My client is seeking an experienced ILS Manager to expand the Project Team to enable the delivery of the next generation of Tactical Communication and Information Systems. BATCIS (Battlefield and Tactical Communications & Information Systems) is responsible for the development, fielding and sustainment of a range of tactical CIS equipment and systems used in the joint Land Environment.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that an ILS strategy is produced or reviewed and updated for the Project, defining the resources and procedures necessary to manage the ILS programme;
  • Prepare, review and/or update the Supportability Analysis (SA) strategy for the Project, defining the SA requirements, Logistic Information Repository (LIR) requirements and associated budget;
  • Develop a cost optimised support plan using ILS and SA tailoring techniques as part of the defined ILS Strategy;
  • Produce and maintain an ILS Plan (ILSP) that conforms to the objectives of the ILS strategy, identifying the tasks and milestones to be achieved leading to declaration of logistic readiness in accordance with MOD guidelines;
  • Develop the support strategy, as part of the overall acquisition strategy, against the programme baseline (for Initial/Main gate business cases);
  • Ensure that coherent supportability requirements are included in all programme plans;
  • Identify funding for all supportability aspects throughout the equipment’s life cycle and ensure their inclusion in a costed Through Life Management Plan (TLMP);
  • Manage the development of a Use Study for the programme, as a member of the relevant Capability/Requirements Working Group;
  • Plan for Supportability demonstration(s) and the subsequent declaration of Logistic Support Date (LSD), prior to delivery of the first product;
  • Represent project ILS requirements to industry at pre-contract award meetings, discussions, presentations or guidance conferences;
  • Ensure that Supportability requirements are included in Requests for Proposal, Invitations to Tender (ITT), Statements of Work (SOW), Tender Assessments and Contract Specifications including:
    • Development of an ILS tender assessment plan;
    • Development of ILS tender assessment marking scheme;
    • Selection/preparation of ILS Product Descriptions (ILS PD);
    • Preparation of Contract Document Requirement List (CDRL) and In-Service data requirements;
    • Selection of applicable DEFCONS and DEFORMS with contract staff;
    • Development of a tailored ILS Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Evaluate responses to ITT, through application of the ILS marking scheme, in support of the project tender assessment process, including:
    • Assessment of proposed support options;
    • Evaluation of Through Life Finance (TLF) including Whole Life Costs (WLC)/Cost of ownership (COO);
    • Evaluation of supportability plans.
  • Identify Government Furnished Assets Requirements (GFA) including Government Furnished Information (GFI), Government furnished Equipment (GFE), Government Furnished personnel (GFP) and Government Furnished Facilities (GFF) requirements;
  • To initiate supportability case;


  • Chartered Institution Membership of appropriate institution
  • ILS/TTLS Level 3 Licence


  • Minimum: ILS/TTLS Level 1 Licence.

If you are interested in the role, then please submit your up to date CV and apply

Employment Type Contract

Advertiser Type Agency