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Lead Systems Engineer

Ref no. BHN562099
Location Hertfordshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

The company are a multi-national group, being No 1 in Europe for what they do! With a number of awards and recognitions, with great career progression and opportunities across the business!

Key skills required for this role

Systems Engineering, Full lifecycle, v model,Performance


Systems Engineering, Full lifecycle, v model,Performance

Job description

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance, and as a minimum be living in the UK 5 years.

Working: Flexible working hours and some remote working potentials where possible.

It's no wonder, they have been among the winners of the annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards, 2022, and most recently receiving three accreditation gold standard awards with Investors in People!

"Interesting work. Good work-life balance. Employees made to feel valued." Software Engineer, 5 Dec 2022. *Glassdoor review.

"Promotes and believes in a good work/life balance Interesting work on most programmes Encourages internal mobility. Offers good development/training opportunities" Principal Systems Engineer, 19 Dec 2022. *Glassdoor review.

As a Lead Systems Engineer, you will be leading a team of System Performance Engineers who provide performance prediction and analysis expertise to major defence programmes, developing the latest Complex capabilities in response to advanced threats in all domains (Air, Land, Sea).


  • Manage the team to plan and conduct technical studies into system performance, using complex mathematical models, to help the project understand key system design choices or to estimate key performance indicators such as range and terminal accuracy, among others
  • Develop a good understanding of how the wider system affects performance and the knock on impacts of changes to the design
  • Work with SMEs in Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Lethality, Guidance, Control & Navigation, Seekers (and others) to understand how each of these contribute to system performance
  • Report performance data in a clear and concise way in internal design reviews and external performance statements to customers
  • Regular engagement with MOD and their external agencies, as well as service personnel using the product line

Experience needed:

  • Degree 2.1(Hons) or higher in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrable experience of the systems engineering lifecycle, including. requirements management, system design process (including system and sub-system specification) and product validation and verification.
  • A understanding / appreciation of the systems performance and what factors contribute to a systems performance.
  • Good understanding and appreciation of all design disciplines.
  • Ability to spot areas of concern, investigate and drive to a solution - ask the right questions.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation.
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply system-level thinking.
  • Experience in technical leadership of a team to deliver their objectives


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous
  • Experience in a system performance and analytical domain
  • Exposure to the physical principles of aerodynamics, propulsion, guidance and control
  • Capturing and presenting technical data in a clear and concise for expert and non-expert audiences
  • Experience in engaging with the end user who is using the product line

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