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Systems Engineer (VLF / Comms Systems)

Systems Engineer (VLF / Comms Systems)

Job title: Systems Engineer (VLF / Comms Systems)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Chertsey
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Start date: 2022-08-07
Reference: BH-18016
Contact name: Neil Tovey
Contact email:
Published: about 1 month ago

Job description

As a Systems Engineer, you will use your knowledge of Communication or VLF Systems  to take on a technical Systems Engineering role including Design Authority responsibilities for specific Communications projects, supporting the business development activities and providing engineering governance/support across the Communications domain.


You will have the opportunity to work for a thriving independent UK defence contractor based in Chertsey and specialising in the design, development, integration and through-life support of Communications and Electronic Systems. As a systems engineering house, they have a proven track record for the rapid realisation of demanding defence industry design tasks combined with high quality manufacturing. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.


About the job:


The client currently requires a Systems Engineer to deliver defence communication systems activities. The job will involve;

  • System Design, implementation, integration and acceptance for VLF/Communications Projects.
  • Technical leadership of multi-disciplinary engineering teams to ensure system designs achieve the operational performance requirements.
  • Liaison and collaboration with MOD, industry and other stakeholders.
  • Conducting engineering design reviews with project teams and customers.
  • Observe, predict scientific, engineering and technological trends to continually improve the business offering.
  • Support research activities including customer or PV funded studies and prototype development.
  • Production and presentation of technical papers and reports.
  • Support the business development team in the preparation and review of technical proposals and solutions.
  • Promoting continuous improvement and adoption of new technologies, techniques and processes.
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff where required.
  • Provision of expert advice to Senior Management Team and the Managing Director.

About you:


As a Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Required to have an in-depth knowledge and experience in Communication systems and systems engineering.
  • Track record of delivering complex system design, implementation, test and integration in the communications domain.
  • Strong background in providing technical leadership within project teams and the business.
  • Ability to present complex ideas to internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Willingness to work as part of a collaborative enterprise with other companies possibly including short periods of detached duty on customer premises and on-site  when required.
  • Innovative and creative thinking to solve complex technical problems.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams spread across two sites.
  • Ability to converse with multi-disciplinary teams (Hardware, software, Firmware, Mechanical) and provide valuable input.

Desirable Skills & Experience;

  • Previous experience in the development of Communication systems equipment using open architectures.
  • Experience of the UK MOD Maritime Research Programme and Frameworks.
  • Knowledge of VLF Communications
  • Knowledge of Safety, Security, ILS requirements in Defence Acquisition programmes.
  • Implementation of Information Assurance requirements for classified systems.

Systems Engineer



Salary negotiable


Keywords: Communication Systems, C4ISR, Systems Engineer, Systems Integration, Requirements, Integration, Maritime, Land, Design, Defence, DOORS, Testing, Trials, Acceptance.


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 DV level.


This is a permanent position.

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