Systems Engineer - Verification and Validation Lead

Advantage Resourcing Company
Bristol (City Centre)
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
World Class Defence Organisation based in Bristol is currently looking to recruit a Systems Engineer - Verification and Validation Lead subcontractor on an initial 6 month contract.

Hourly Rate: The department are offering competitive hourly rates

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Security Information: Please Note you must be eligible for SC Security Clearance (unfortunately due to security restrictions for this role, the candidate will need to be a British National with no dual nationality and must have resided in the UK for at least 4 of the past 5 years).

Systems Engineer (Communication) - Verification and Validation Lead Job Description:

The Communication System V&V Lead will be responsible for System Verification and Validation of the :

* Requirements specification and design analysis to inform V&V planning and execution.
* Production of the Communication System Design Assurance Plan (DAP) to ensure that the requirements and design are appropriately integrated (into a system) and tested (for verification, validation, certification, qualification and acceptance purposes in accordance with the defined strategy).
* Identification of test hardware and software needs (simulators, testbeds, tools and facilities, etc) in line with the overall Communication System DAP. Including any ancillary test equipment needed, and trials-specific equipment required.
* DAP schedule planning for the Communication System to include acceptance of components from equipment teams and suppliers and their integration for testing purposes.
* Production and agreement of the Communication System Design Verification Plan (DVP).
* Develop test aims, test plans, test descriptions, test data and test results to exercise the DVP.
* Conduct test activities in accordance with the plan, and report the results. Perform regression analysis and testing as required.
* Coordinate with Weapon Systems team to ensure that the overall project DAP is aligned with the Communication System DAP. To identify opportunities to reduce testing amounts and re-use test artefacts.
* Coordinate with the Weapon Systems team to ensure that the overall test schedule is aligned, complete and consistent.


Essential Knowledge:
*Sound understanding of Systems engineering process and use of systems methods and tools; including requirements management, system architecture and proving;
*Working knowledge of Test planning and test definition.
*A systemic thinker with the ability to solve problems in a structured manner
*An ability to adapt to changing priorities, programme needs and tasks
*Good analytical and problem solving skills
*Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
*Relevant Engineering or Science based Degree (or equivalent)

Desirable Knowledge:

*Sound understanding of generic System Engineering processes (including System and Sub-System Design)
*Knowledge of tools for Requirements Management (preferably DOORS), and Configuration Management (preferably RTC)
*Use of System Modelling using SysML (& UML) (preferably using Rhapsody)
*Higher relevant Engineering or Science based Degree (or equivalent)
*CEng (or equivalent)

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