Technical Professionals

Contracts Management & Administration

Cognesis offers the flexibility to engage contractors on short-term or long-term assignments with a wide range of remits, including drafting, pricing, reviewing, negotiating and executing contracts. Cognesis personnel are equipped to provide ongoing upgrades and enhancements to major contracts across a range of highly complex projects and contracting systems including:

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
  • Design and construction
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Government Information Technology Contracting and Intellectual Property-related transactions
  • Defence materiel acquisition
  • Energy distribution service agreements

Contract and commercial management services include:

  • Providing contract and technical advice on associated contracts
  • Face to face negotiations with customer representatives and in-house functional teams
  • Negotiating settlement of extended disputes on behalf of clients
  • Legal support
  • Procurement
  • Policy administration
  • Financial administration

Configuration Management

Maintaining the integrity and complexities of Defence software often rests with a select group of experts within an established organisation. Cognesis contractors aim to mirror the aptitudes and commitment of their fulltime counterparts, through a combination of highly sophisticated technical knowledge and innate problem-solving capabilities.

Cognesis provides configuration management (CM) expertise with experience across a range of CM databases including eMatrix, Enovia and Windchill. Many of our contractors are certified Configuration Managers and/or Software Configuration Managers with experience in ISO90001 Quality Systems and auditing, gained through specific experience with major Defence Prime contractors.

Supply Chain & ILS

Cognesis contractors are equipped with the necessary technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to support your day-to-day tasking and offer innovative recommendations to propel your project goals further.

From senior ILS specialists to warehousing and technical stores staff, across Defence and private industries our resources have expertise in the following areas:

  • Designing, developing and implementing supply chain solutions
  • Monitoring supplier performance schedule and cost, tracking KPI’s and recommending resolutions for poor performance
  • Management of budgets, with a focus on cost, quality and schedule
  • Designing, developing and delivering System Applications and Products (SAP) projects
  • Developing maintenance management processes to deliver governance controls, financial and procurement controls and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) best practice principles
  • Developing frameworks for corporate governance and training expectations
  • Undertaking strategic operational planning and reviews including maintenance practices and contracts

Technical Writing & Illustration

Cognesis contractors can help create or upgrade highly complex, technical documentation within intricate compliant-driven environments to meet project milestones.
Cognesis technical writing and illustration specialists have the skills and experience necessary to decipher complex technical documents into ‘plain English’ with expertise in the following key areas:

  • Analysing data, technical design documents (e.g. engineering or construction) and original equipment manufacturer manuals to identify maintenance and operator tasks
  • Writing extensible markup language (XML) for S1000D data modules
  • Advising clients on publication style, structure, format and language during content development
  • Experience with ASDEFCON templates and processes
  • Preparing graphics, wiring diagrams and schematics for technical publications from CAD drawings and photographic images