Chief Systems Engineer

17 May 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer



are seeking a Chief Systems Engineer/ System Design Authority for development
and delivery of a Land and Maritime programme. The Systems Design Authority has
overall responsibility for the technical solution and for the technical
strategy to be adopted by the project, which will include work in a partnering
environment with suppliers, customer, users and other relevant stakeholders to
develop a technical solution to meet the requirements.

role is key to ensuring a high level of design integrity in terms of structuring
reviews, checking that a record of design documentation and evidence is built
up that is sufficient to meet the integrity needs of the project, and providing
a level of independence to challenge assumptions and decisions; thereby
ensuring that delivered system meets the customer requirements for function,
performance and qualification in all its aspects.

Responsibility Areas
  • Developing
    the solution architecture for optimum cost effectiveness and SRD compliance.
  • Establishing
    overall system level requirements and their subsequent derived requirements for
    flow down to the lower level subsystems.
  • Leading
    the technical interface with the customer as regards solution architecture,
    design and performance.
  • Leading
    the main project engineering reviews and approve the main engineering
    deliverables at each project decision milestone.
  • Produce
    system architectures and derive requirements at all system and sub system
  • Assessing
    the Solution architecture and technical choices in order to ensure the best
    trade-off between the requirements and solution consistent with schedule,
    costs, make-or-buy strategy
  • Support
    systems engineers in requirements capture and sub system design.
  • Work
    with multiple stakeholders to finalise system design.
  • Responsible
    for requirements change management, coordinatewith internal and external
    stakeholders, and understand technical and cost impacts.
  • Ensuring
    the solution architectural design satisfies the customer needs, and that the
    technical risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Alerting
    and escalating technical issues to the Technical Director as required.
  • Approving
    the technical specification and source selection of subsystems/products to be
    outsourced taking into account Make Team Buy policy, export restrictions
Qualifications & Knowledge Required
  • Educated
    to degree level or equivalent in an engineering or engineering related
  • Experience
    in Defence Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, techniques and products.
  • Experience
    of delivering EW Systems Engineering activities on multiple applications/projects.
  • Record
    of successful design, implementation and integration of either: Radar
    and Communication Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems; Electronic
    Attack / Counter Measures (EA/ECM) systems; Direction
    Finding (DF) and geolocation systems; EW
    command and control (C2) systems; and Communications
    systems, including radio and satellite.
  • EW
    equipment and systems integration within military vehicles.
  • Experience
    of dealing with customers at a senior technical level
  • Experience
    of formal user requirements capture, tracability and compliance management
    methodology and tool.
  • Experience
    of IBM DOORS tool is desirable
  • Understanding
    and experience of the application of transversal engineering disciplines
    (Environmental & EMC Qualification, Tempest, Safety,
    Security, Information Assurance, Human Factors, ARM&T).
  • Experience
    in UK MOD and other defence related areas. Holding, or be capable of attaining,
    UK SC security clearance.

is an office-based role using display screen equipment, working full time hours
which can often be in a demanding environment, with occasional travel throughout
the UK and abroad.


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