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Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer

Job title: Senior Systems Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Bath
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Start date: 2022-07-27
Reference: BH-18068
Contact name: Neil Tovey
Contact email:
Published: 19 days ago

Job description

Your experience of Systems Engineering and knowledge of the systems lifecycle, and desire to develop you skill in this area will help you to join an energetic and experienced team, supporting the delivery of systems engineering activities throughout the lifecycle.

The role is for the leading independent centre of engineering design, design support, app development and technical services for defence and security customers. The position can be flexible on location either in the main offices in central Bath or remote working.

About the job:

Are you looking to apply your developing systems engineering knowledge to new and varied challenges within the defence and security sector; from helping and advising customers in concept phase development, through to supporting the delivery of capability into service? If so, this role may be for you. My client currently requires Senior Systems Engineers who will deliver acquisition and support orientated consultancy type services within DE&S, Defence Digital and Front Line Commands. In this role you will be:

  • Supporting the development and management of User and System level requirements, acceptance and test planning and management for complex systems and platforms.
  • Applying systems engineering processes (e.g. ISO15288:2015) across the lifecycle and developing appropriate engineering documentation, eg. Management Plans, Requirement Strategies, Acceptance Plans, Architectural Definitions.
  • Developing your understanding of engineering within the MOD's procurement framework, Knowledge In Defence (KID), to develop the engineering artefacts required to support the customer's business case process and CADMID phases.
  • Developing architectures across the enterprise using standard languages (e.g. Archimate, UML, SysML) and frameworks (e.g. MoDAF, TOGAF).
  • Technical lead on smaller projects, delivering identified engineering outputs within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Developing technical bid responses and working collaboratively with clients at bid stage to develop effective approaches that will meet client needs within their constraints.
About you:

To be suitable for the Systems Engineer role, you will have a degree, or equivalent qualification, in an engineering or science subject. You will thrive on new challenges, be motivated by variety and have a strong desire to build on your experience and become a systems engineering expert in a consultancy environment. To be successful in the role you will ideally have:

  • Solid demonstrable and relevant experience in consultancy or the defence enterprise of developing or supporting the procurement of complex systems.
  • Good understanding of requirements elicitation and management in challenging stakeholder environments.
  • Experience of using a Requirements Management software tool e.g. DOORS, Dimensions RM, Polarion, to both create and populate Requirements And Acceptance Databases.
  • A good understanding of applying Systems Modelling, Analysis and Synthesis to translate requirements into solution options and able to present a logical argument that supports decision making.
  • Understanding of lifecycles and experience of developing engineering strategies and artefacts required by the customer to match lifecycle stage.
  • Experience of managing the planning and conduct of, V&V development, test, evaluation and acceptance for complex systems.
You will be:

  • Aiming to achieve CEng or CSEP status, if not already achieved.
  • Confident in a customer facing/consultation role, articulate with good presentation and written communication skills.
  • A trusted individual who can perform when working as part of a team or when acting independently with support from colleagues.

Senior Systems Engineer

Bath (or Remote)

Permanent role – Salary negotiable

Keywords: Systems Engineer, Requirements, DOORS, Integration, Technical assurance, Platform design, Design, Support, Acquisition, V model, Verification, Validation, CADMID, Archimate, UML, SysML, MoDAF, TOGAF

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. 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.


This is a permanent position

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