Systems Engineer

Reference: AT1
Sector(s): Aerospace, Defence
Salary: £35,000 to £55,000 Per Annum
Town/City: South West and Hampshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 25/01/2017 14:47:00

Systems Engineers

We are working with a company whose systems and safety assurance teams are currently experiencing significant demands to support exciting and world leading projects. 

We are interested in hearing from engineers and scientists with experience of military and civil systems, software and complex hardware development, assurance and certification activities to support current and emergent opportunities.  

As engineering professionals and recognised leaders in the area of critical systems, they are passionate about what they do, developing innovative and pragmatic solutions to address challenging problems, supporting their clients and supporting each other to ensure their own personal growth and development. If you want to work in an exciting, rewarding environment with like-minded professional people and for a company which will support your development then we are keen to speak to you. 

The Role

You will work on a range of client facing projects, large and small, and may also be expected to contribute to winning new business and managing tasks.  To be successful in this role you need to be proactive and have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.  Your key responsibilities will encompass the following:

Preparing detailed technical reports and presenting the findings of systems and engineering analyses to both internal and external customers.

Building sustainable relationships with customers, stakeholders and experts.

Working with senior staff on thought leadership activities on software and complex hardware assurance and safety in an environment where systems are increasingly more complex and where interfaces and systems vary depending on the operational requirement; preparing policy documents.

As you gain experience, you will providing independent advice on safety critical systems, software and complex hardware and a drive to develop and seek out new opportunities and techniques for continuous improvement.

The projects may require some working on client sites and overnight stays.

The Requirement


BEng or BSc (Hons) in an engineering/science discipline or equivalent engineering experience. 

To be able to evaluate and assess the implications relating to compliance and deviations for systems and or software.

Curious and insightful, you are always developing new skills and expertise.

Excellent team working and communication skills; where you embrace the diversity of people and their viewpoints and capitalise on your people skills to support your work.

Able to work effectively to defined timescales.

An interest and desire to work within a defence, aerospace or other relevant safety related sector.

Highly Desirable

A pragmatic and quick learner able to support and evaluate problems relating to complex safety and software intensive systems.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Be familiar with one of the following languages: VHDL, C, C++, Java, ADA or C#.

Understand key safety and certification management systems and strategies and processes and techniques.

You are able to research evidence, filter relevant information and articulate it in clear and concise manner.


Chartered Engineer, or working towards chartered status.  An Electronic Engineering or Computer Science degree would be ideal

Masters level qualification in software engineering

Membership of an engineering institution

Experience of creating and maintaining safety cases and safety case reports

Experience of conducting independent technical evaluation tasks


You will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.