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Systems Engineer / Architect

Ref no. BHN566483
Location Berkshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Looking to join an Innovative company? The company not only produce products which are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world but have a number of awards under their belt!

Key skills required for this role

Systems Engineering, Full lifecycle, v model. Solutions, Bids


Systems Engineering, Full lifecycle, v model. Solutions, Bids

Job description

Important: Due to the nature of the role, all candidates will need to be prepared to undertake DV clearance and therefore as a minimum be living in the UK 10 years.

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials.

Want to Join a business who's capabilities address the highest classification levels of High Grade and Type 1 National Security, across a growing and thriving sector?

A reputable business who, have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

Brand new site for 2023! Onsite Café, Free parking, Table Tennis and more!

Full range of company benefits, flexible working, training, development and clear career progression!


The Systems/Solution Architect, at this grade, applies technical / professional knowledge, making independent and joint judgements based on tried and true practice and significant previous experience relating to identifying opportunities, pursuits and customer engagement. The successful candidate will work directly with Business Development team, senior leadership and engineering teams to drive revenue opportunities.

Main responsibilities:

  • The Systems Architect is responsible for collating, defining and quantifying each opportunity throughout process, whilst facilitating the initial phases on contract to ensure and inform the solution architectures.
  • The Systems Architect is required to have attained full working knowledge of a Systems Engineering approach, ISO15288, where they are responsible for the proposed bid solution's logical, functional and physical architectures, also define the proposed engineering strategy required to design and delivery it.
  • Concepts and proposals are to demonstrate full awareness of current and future capabilities within the business, where a cost and risk based approach identifies partnering options and drive concept decision making.
  • Spearhead the Engineering team and Systems discipline, where they represent and lead engineering opportunities that aligns to our Engineering processes and governance framework.
  • As an experienced member of the systems discipline the Systems Architect will line manager a number reports on a daily basis as well as technically lead and mentor other engineers. You will take an active role in supporting pre and post contract awareness and champion implementation of Systems Engineering both internally and externally.
  • Provide proactive and reactive input to engineering and Systems Engineering capability improvement (process, tooling and resource), actively supporting the implementation and development of the agreed improvements.

Experience needed:

  • Degree 2.1(Hons) or higher in a relevant discipline in Engineering or related.
  • Demonstrable experience of the systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience with Systems architectural design.
  • Experience of strategy, planning and design of complex solutions, as either standalone capability or for integrating in/with other systems.
  • Experience in identifying BD growth and development opportunities from internal and external influence.
  • Experience of integration strategies and frameworks and tools;
  • Excellent, multi method and tool, Customer/Stakeholder management skills and techniques
  • Proactive implementation of a joint discipline and business aligned approach for engineering solutions.
  • Ability to define and realise technical/capability demonstration solutions, optimising COTS/OTS equipment and demonstrate to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support external engagement with travel to both customer and supplier meetings, as required.
  • Demonstrate their role in ensuring and assuring the initial on contract phases up to an include the Systems Design Review (Architecture definition)


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous.
  • Proven Systems Engineering techniques, i.e modelling, to quantify and capture capability use and employment, resulting in a needs definition
  • Hands-on expertise in a number of the following areas: Command & Control Defence systems, sensors, communications, encryption, land/maritime/airborne capability
  • Proven line management, technical leadership and mentoring skills and experience of a minimum of 4 engineers.

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