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System Design Engineer

System Design Engineer

Job title: System Design Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Start date: 2022-06-21
Reference: BH-17982
Contact name: Neil Tovey
Contact email:
Published: 3 days ago

Job description

Your experience of the systems design and engineering activities and knowledge of weapon systems design will help you to support the system design activities for the first increment of the major capability update to a high profile and key capability to the Royal Navy.


You will have the opportunity to work for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise, and one of the engineers responsible for delivering a major capability. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.


About the job:


Our client currently requires a System Design Engineer to progress design activities and to support the delivery of the next phases of a new weapon system programme. The role includes;

    • Supporting the development of the project requirement baseline, including flowing-down and supporting the agreement of sub-system requirements, ensuring a coherent and consistent system design alongside the wider evolving Sea Viper design;
    • Supporting the development of the key interface baselines, including the data exchange specifications between Sea Viper C2 and the combat management system and radar, requiring engagement with the C2, CMS and radar design authorities;
    • Supporting the progression of technical analyses and investigations of system-level issues and opportunities, including conduct of trade-off studies, and any key supporting system design studies required to de-risk the system design;
    • Supporting key design reviews;
    • Supporting the early system design verification and validation activities for the project, including supporting the development of a qualification strategy;
    • Engagement with sub-system design authorities.

About you:

As a System Design Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

    • Systems engineering background with some awareness and experience of different phases of the CADMID cycle from concept to manufacture, but with a focus on concept and assessment phases, including generating TRSs, interface definitions and early V&V planning;
    • Awareness of industry standard systems engineering processes;
    • Awareness of weapon system design concepts; some experience working on air defence systems desirable; some knowledge of C2, missile and radar design desirable;
    • Ability to communicate with peers and external partner community;
    • Ability to produce concise, coherent and detailed technical reports of a high quality;
    • Ability to work confidently in the face of ambiguity and multiple conflicting priorities to be able to identify the priority tasks is desirable.

System Design Engineer


Up to £40,000 - £48,000



Keywords: Systems Design, Integration, systems architecting, Systems architecture, Design, Verification, Validation, V&V Missile, Weapon systems, Radar, C2, CADMID, Defence, Military, Aircraft.


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, to SC level.


This is a permanent position.


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