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Senior / Lead Systems Engineer

Ref no. BHN569962
Location Dorset, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Want to join a trusted and reputable company with a broad portfolio of capabilities across the Maritime domain?

Key skills required for this role

Systems Engineer, DOORS, Engineering, V-Model. Senior, Lead


Systems Engineer, DOORS, Engineering, V-Model. Senior, Lead

Job description


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

Working: The role is office/hybrid based with occasional travel to other company/customer's sites in the UK or abroad. Office site presence, anticipated 2-3 days onsite, depending on project needs.

Job Description

This Systems Engineer would be ideal for an experienced systems engineer to support new design work and support existing products. 

The Senior / Lead Systems Engineer will provide expertise to all projects through the bid and full development lifecycle. To ensure that both project and statutory requirements are met and works to improve the effectiveness of the systems design function within the company. The Senior / Lead Systems Engineer will be responsible for the system architecture and integration of the solution. And responsible for design for cost and design for manufacture.

The Senior / Lead Systems Engineer may also be required to undertake roles such as Project Engineering Lead, Work Package Manager or Lab Manager for which support development and production programmes ranging from tens of £k to several £m.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop technical solutions to large and complex engineering problems, following Systems Engineering processes, to ensure customer requirements are satisfied.
  • Develop Systems Engineering artefacts, as required, across the product development lifecycle, to result in a positive project outcome.
  • Provide technical direction and exert technical influence across one or more projects, such that the optimal approach, architecture, design, and implementation are selected.
  • Responsible for the design, development and delivery of Systems Engineering artefacts for one or more projects to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Work closely with the system, hardware and software departments to ensure consistency, design for modularity and re-use, and technical excellence.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and present at internal and external design reviews, to senior management and customers, to ensure a successful event.
  • Actively contribute to and/or lead defined aspects of the project to achieve optimal balance between requirements, schedule and cost.
  • Manage customers and external suppliers to ensure compliance with agreed processes and achievement of project objectives.
  • Generate and review technical proposals, and provide accurate estimates for the associated effort, costs and risks, for bids and proposals, leading to contract awards.
  • Work closely with project management and engineering project leads to create proposals that drive down project costs and increase margin.
  • Estimate time and effort required for systems activities and deliver to these time and effort estimates to ensure cost and schedule adherence.
  • Reviews and approves technical documents; chairs technical reviews for significant deliverables.
  • Explains technically complex concepts clearly to less technical/involved parties.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual to ensure compliance with Government regulations.
  • Provide supervision/mentoring to less senior members of the team.

Experience needed:

  • Ideally qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience in a Physics or Engineering based subject, such as; Electronics, Hardware, Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering etc.
  • Experience and a full understanding of Systems Engineering, the V-Model and associated processes/lifecycle.
  • Experience of developing high quality requirements and establishing a fully compliant systems design.
  • Experience in writing high quality technical documentation and the formal technical review of such material.
  • Experience of JAMA and hands-on development of either hardware, software or firmware development, particularly in an embedded environment.

Experience in the following would be desirable:

  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous
  • Experience in the Naval / Maritime domain would be advantageous

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