Systems Engineer

Morson International
09 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer
Duration: 26 Weeks
Location: Weymouth
Rate: Negotiable

Job purpose

Define and manage the requirement definition, implementation, verification, and validation of a complex solution.

To conduct systems engineering activities, either alone on a small project or as part of a larger project team, adhering to Engineering Function processes or project specific tailoring of those processes.

Systems Engineers will create and sustain successful, purposeful, systems that:

  • Relate to the development and delivery of goods and services;
  • Deliver real benefits to the company, suppliers, and customers;

Works with all technical domains, and all business functions.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivering allocated tasks within budget and to timescales as agreed with the project management team.
  • Conducting Systems Engineer tasks throughout the systems lifecycle consisting of:
    • Generating, understanding and reviewing user requirements documentation;
    • Writing the project System Requirements Specifications;
    • Developing and documenting the System architecture;
    • Developing and documenting the systems design through System Design Specifications and Interface Specifications;
    • Defining the system's sub-systems and their requirements including hardware and software;
    • Developing and continually refining the system acceptance strategy, and verification method for each system requirement (incl. Acceptance Management Plan);
    • Ensuring the specification, design and acceptance are fully traceable;
  • System testing and reporting:
    • Leading with system testing;
    • Deriving, defining and documenting testing:
    • Conducting integration testing;
    • Conducting system testing (informal and formal);
  • Configuration and Data Management
  • Training and Development
  • Process Compliance
    • Adhere to the company's systems engineering processes and procedures.
  • Supporting the safety verification process as required;
  • Support planning through input to project schedule by estimating tasks and adhere to agreed estimates/timescales.
  • Supports Bids by providing input on technical solutions, estimates and plans.

Proven Ability / Skills / Knowledge


  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering Best Practices and common pitfalls.
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering methodologies, processes, and tools.
  • Proven ability working across the full systems lifecycle
  • Awareness of Safety Issues
  • Proven ability of planning and conducting all levels of integration and testing.
  • Conducting system commissioning, integration, and acceptance tests.
  • Proven ability to conduct engineering activities in accordance with structured business processes.


  • Knowledge of Sonar Systems, Sonar theory and practice
  • Knowledge of Software Engineering best practices and common pitfalls.
  • Knowledge of fundamental project management practices (e.g. planning, risk management, estimating, etc.)
  • Knowledge of other electronic systems used in the defence industry (e.g. Radar, communication, weapon, fire control, decoy, surveillance)
  • Knowledge of the operational and organisational structure of the UK (or similar) armed forces, especially Naval
  • Proven ability to work with military systems, preferably in the Naval/Marin domain.
  • Planning and conducting all levels of integration and testing.
  • DOORS, Bugzilla/Jira, Q-Pulse/Windchill/IFS, COSTPOINT/EPICOR.
  • Knowledge of networking standards
  • Use of System Modelling tools
  • Matlab & Simulink


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).

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