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Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Portsmouth Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence, Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Nick Taylor

Senior Systems Engineer



Senior Systems Engineer needed for the world's leading defence engineering organisation based in the Portsmouth area who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Senior Systems Engineer that takes pride in their work with an in-depth knowledge of the whole project life-cycle and systems engineering activities.

The successful candidate would desirably have a relevant degree in STEM related subjects and a proven background within Systems Engineering. A background from defence/military or aerospace is preferred, and if you have knowledge of Airborne Mission Systems and rotary airworthiness that would be a plus!

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Senior Systems Engineer will include:

  • Requirement analysis
    • Detailed reviews with customer and internal boards;
    • Use of CASE tools to correctly describe and link flow of requirements;
    • Detailed System Specification(SS)/Sub-System Specifications (SSS)/Software Requirement Specifications (SRS) derivation from customer requirements;
    • Review user requirements and ensure correct flow down throughout requirements, either via traditional development methods or Agile methodologies;
  • System design
    • Preparation of Design Analysis Reports (DARs) to assess and recommend design solutions to requirements
    • Preparation of Interface Requirement Specification (IRS)
    • Creation of Architecture Designs
    • Creation of solution/product System Definition Documents (SDD)
    • Develop Test system strategies
  • Support Integration, Test and verification
    • Review Test procedures
    • Support design for test systems relating to integration rigs
    • Support System verification and validation
    • Run System sell off tests to customer and create reports to show correct validation of requirements.
  • Support to Airworthiness
    • Support to A/C and training system on specification and issues arising
    • Signatory for Flight Approval Documentation
    • Compilation of flight approval documentation

The Senior Systems Engineer should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Analysis of technical problems and the production of pragmatic solutions;
  • Resolution of issues in an effective productive manner;
  • Production and convincing presentation of proposal and design documents Customer and Supplier;
  • Ability to make rapid decisions;
  • Comfortable leading and working with a small team of people; good listening and debating skills;
  • Proven ability to produce innovative, technically compliant and cost effective solutions;
  • Practical experience of Model Based Systems Engineering (SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect);

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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