Principal Systems Engineer

Southampton, UK
16 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This Systems Engineering vacancy presents an exciting opportunity for an individual to develop and grow into a pivotal post at Leonardo.

The successful candidate will be involved in managing and maintaining the Product Baseline for four satellite ground stations and a satellite communications school that together form critical secure infrastructure for a defence organisation. These systems comprise the satellite communications transmission / reception elements along with all supporting elements such as power distribution systems, security systems and fire detection systems.

For this role we will require someone who holds current UK SC Clearance, has Systems Engineering lifecycle experience and working knowledge of Regional Databases including the use of SQL.

Key Responsibility Areas
  • Build standard and build state maintenance
  • Audit support of the delivered system
  • Training in the use of the project design/configuration management tool will be provided.
  • Manage interface definitions. Liaise with the customer and their Monitoring and Control contractor to ensure that they have the correct interface definitions for the various elements that are being managed.
  • LAN design.
  • Work closely with Configuration Control and ILS to ensure that all teams are working from a consistent dataset.
  • Lead reviews of design documentation to ensure adequate coverage and correct association to configuration items.
  • Generate ad hoc SQL reports when required.
  • Liaise with Procurement to ensure correct purchase and delivery of equipment.

The role is predominantly office based, with some travel to sites in UK and Europe. Some manual handling will be needed.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Essential experience:
  • Current UK SC Clearance
  • Systems Engineering life cycle, from development and management of requirements through to acceptance testing.
  • Maintenance and use of Relational Databases including the use of Procedural Languages for SQL. PostgreSQL/PL/pgSQL preferred.
  • Engineering of large and complex systems
  • Configuration Management and Control
  • The ability to work with other Engineering disciplines and external suppliers/customers.

Desirable experience:
  • NATO Secret (NS) Security Clearance
  • Previous experience in Satellite Communications is useful but not essential.
  • Working knowledge of DOORS for requirements management.
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Interface definition control
  • TCP/IP and basic LAN design skills

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