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Systems Test Engineer

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Ref no. BHN563622
Salary £475 - £500/day
Location Fareham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Open

Job summary

NATS are recruiting for Systems Test Engineers to work on an exciting new project. Working on a hybrid basis this role offers the chance to Test future products at NATS modern facility.

Key skills required for this role

Systems Test Engineer


Systems Test Engineer

Job description

NATS: Systems Test Engineer

Responsible to the System V&V Manager / Test Manager for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Verify and Validate system requirements.
  • Verify and Validate system design proposals.
  • Verify and Validate system change requests.
  • Represent NATS as domain technical expert.
  • Provide Verification and Validation support for in-service assets.

Capable of carrying out one or more of the following roles defined within EPDL and/or detailed in the Engineering Roles document, ref NERLP03ENGR:

  • Project / Programme Verification and Validation
  • Integration
  • Engineering Work Package Management
  • Test
  • Transition

The accountabilities covered by these roles are summarised below:

Accountable for systems verification and validation engineering activities as directed by the Verification and Validation manager / Test Manager for delegated domain, to ensure conformance to the requirements and whether the system satisfies its intended use and user / customer needs.
For delegated domain / system(s), provide specialist advice and consultancy to other areas of NATS and external system suppliers.
Responsible for delivery of related technical documentation as agreed within the work packages.
The post holder will be responsible for carrying out system lifecycle activities for a number of package items, as allocated by the team leader. The system lifecycle encompasses activities as defined by EPDL, such as:

  • Provide input/support to the generation of requirement specifications
  • Define test requirements and design tests to satisfy requirements and safety
  • Write and maintain project documentation and produce formal documentation for changes
  • Investigate and diagnose problems and propose solutions
  • Test the changes and integrate with other parallel activities
  • Write test plans, test scripts, test reports and other associated test documentation
  • Perform testing at required levels of the V model for one or more systems
  • Proficient in the selection and use of test tools, diagnose test failures and provide results and recommendations
  • Maintain test tools and test environments
  • Perform quality and validation audits
  • Act as a focal point to provide technical expertise for one or more systems
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to provide support and improve understanding of requirements
  • Provide estimates to team leads as required to achieve a particular change and contribute to the planning activity
  • Review work items and act as a co-ordinator for work produced by other team members
  • Contribute to the section/department procedures where appropriate

Support in the provision of resource estimates for customer requested proposals and CRs and new systems

Support project test review activities and participate in project phase and engineering reviews.

Provide assurance of the adequacy of the test tools, resources and test environments of suppliers.

Support the acceptance of supplier test documentation.

Support the Acceptance Criteria definition.


- The job holder is expected to hold, as a minimum, an HNC (or an equivalent qualification) in an Engineering related discipline and have relevant engineering experience
- Proven experience in the engineering aspects of large real time systems, preferably in safety related environments and / or Air Traffic Management Systems (ATM).
- The job holder should have a good working knowledge of the Engineering Product Development Lifecycle and the V&V process.

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