Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greenford, London
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895611_1579609472
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2020 12:24

Job Description

Your experience of systems engineering covering the whole systems v-model and knowledge of developing either hardware, software or firmware could make an instant impact with my client; A market leader in the provision of secure communications, information assurance and ISTAR systems to defence customers worldwide. Due to a strong workload, they are looking to recruit a Principal Systems Engineers in Greenford or Gloucester to conduct systems engineering requirement management and product development activities.

The successful candidate will provide systems engineering expertise to one or more projects simultaneously, with opportunities for technical leadership of a team of system engineers (1-5) within the Information Assurance Business Unit. The role includes;
*Develop technical solutions to large and complex engineering problems, following Systems Engineering processes, to ensure customer requirements are satisfied.
*Develop Systems Engineering artefacts, as required, across the product development lifecycle, to result in a positive project outcome.
*Plan, co-ordinate and present at internal and external design reviews, to senior management and customers, to ensure a successful event.
*Actively contribute to and/or lead defined aspects of the project to achieve optimal balance between requirements, schedule and cost.
*Manage customers and external suppliers to ensure compliance with agreed processes and achievement of project objectives.
*Provide technical direction and exert technical influence across one or more projects, such that the optimal approach, architecture, design, and implementation are selected.
*Responsible for the design, development and delivery of Systems Engineering artefacts for one or more projects to ensure high quality deliverables.
*Work closely with the system and software architects to ensure consistency, design for modularity and re-use, and technical excellence.
*Generate and review technical proposals, and provide accurate estimates for the associated effort, costs and risks, for bids and proposals, leading to contract awards.
*Work closely with project management and engineering project leads to create proposals that drive down project costs and increase margin.
*Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.

To be suitable for the Principal Systems Engineer role, you will need a relevant degree or equivalent, along with significant relevant experience in a systems engineering role. You will need a full understanding of the system engineering lifecycle and V-model, preferably covering hands-on development of either hardware, software or firmware development, particularly in an embedded environment.
You will need experience of requirements management tools (IBM DOORS or similar tools) and to have experience in writing high quality technical documentation and the formal technical review of such material. Experience working as a technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) is needed along with advanced knowledge of System Engineering practices, methodologies, processes, techniques and technology trends.


oPrincipal Systems Engineer
oGreenford or Gloucester


Systems, DOORS, V model, Design review, Requirement management, military, defence, Communications, UML, Software, Hardware, Firmware.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position.