Lead Systems Engineer

Morson International
£45 - £51 p hour
07 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Templecombe

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £45 - £51 per hour LTD

A client of ours is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to provide additional IVVQ support at subsystem level, on site in Templecombe, Somerset. The successful candidate will be working within the project team for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), specifically the communications aspect of the project.

This major project MMCM, is a complex system-of-systems incorporating Platform, SONAR/Sensors, Command and Control (C2), payload deployment, autonomy and communications. An knowledgeable IVVQ engineer is needed to define the subsystem IVVQ strategies and associated acceptance & test plans to ensure successful overall system-level IVVQ.

You will operate across the subsystem teams and work closely with the engineering leads, including external industrial partners.

The role will involve some travel to our sister-sites in Brest (France) and Cheadle Heath as well as visits to Suppliers.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • You will be responsible for shaping and defining the subsystem's IVVQ strategy, plan and schedule through close-working with the Systems, Software and Hardware engineering teams
  • You will be responsible for the production of all subsystem test documentation and conduct of associated test activities covering both the Hardware and Software entities within each subsystem
  • You will be responsible for the collation and presentation of verification evidence, captured during test activities or other means, to enable design sell off and/or Customer Acceptance of the entities to be delivered
  • You will be responsible for a (small) team of IVVQ engineers, providing tasking for them and monitoring their progress against the budget and schedule
  • You will be expected to liaise and support the Systems, Software and Hardware teams in the conduct and resolution of investigations into outstanding issues prior to delivery
  • You will be expected to liaise with the IVVQ Manager for the overarching system

Proven Ability / Key Skills


  • Demonstrable familiarity in the production of detailed Integration, Test and Acceptance strategies & plans for complex systems (system of systems)
  • Knowledge of System engineering lifecycles
  • Solid understanding / knowledge of the IVVQ process
  • A logical, methodical and thorough manner, having an eye for detail and a willingness to investigate and document findings
  • Excellent planning and strategizing skills
  • Knowledge of generating test documentation (specifically writing specification and test reports)
  • Knowledge of electrical / electronic engineering and electro-mechanical systems


  • Knowledge of Autonomous and/or Remotely operated platforms/systems
  • Knowledge of Command Control, Communications and Computer Information systems (C4IS)
  • Basic knowledge of SONAR
  • Knowledge of Installation, Testing and Commissioning of SONAR and/or C4IS systems (Ideal)
  • Ability of working to (or writing) technical requirements
  • Knowledge of Software engineering
  • Knowledge of RF comms
  • Knowledge of IT networking
  • Previously utilised skillset in Maritime / Naval environment
  • Knowledge of marine platforms (electro-mechanical)
  • Knowledge of a process for Software release and configuration control
  • A working knowledge of the DOORS requirements management tool and its application to IVVQ
  • Understanding of estimating IVVQ activities

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