Lead Systems Engineer

Our client is looking for an Experience Systems Engineer to make technical and managerial decisions, in a team that uses Systems thinking, you'll analyse, assess and develop ways to mitigate safety, environmental and cyber threats. With the huge variety of projects they have on the go, you'll always have something challenging to get involved in.

The client base is large and varied and their work is stimulating, challenging and rewarding. If you are ready to take on a challenge, responsibility and gain valuable professional experience in this complex changing world then we want to hear from you.

Ref: ZR_6183_JOB  ·  Posted on 16 June 2021


  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains
  • Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients
  • Our client offers ‘through-life’ support to the MoD and equipment manufacturers, and because they don’t manufacture anything themselves, their clients can rely on them to offer independent and unbiased recommendations
  • The industry looks to them for advice on the latest issues and, with duty of care always high on the MoD’s agenda, which is driving this increasing demand


Key responsibilities
  • Technical leadership and some line management/mentoring opportunities
  • Stakeholder management across their clients and partners
  • Verification and validation
  • Requirements capture and management
  • Model based systems engineering
  • Problem discovery and definition
  • The development of solutions to complex problems in balance with performance, cost, time and risk and using their knowledge and experience in the state-of-the-art and emerging technologies
  • The planning and implementation of solutions
  • Communicating complex concepts in a compelling and straightforward way
  • Influencing stakeholders and non-technical team members
  • Influencing the direction of Systems Engineering and introducing Systems Thinking to new industries
  • Delivering identified engineering outputs within time, cost and quality constraints as part of an engineering service to a client
  • Draft and implement strategies to achieve successful client decision milestones
  • Provide consultancy to client project and engineering managers
  • Fulfil a senior role within a client’s own delivery team
  • Managing multi-party and multidisciplinary teams to execute engineering plans
  • Development of engineering documentation, e.g. Management Plans, Requirement Strategies, Acceptance Plans, Architectural Definitions
  • Engage Subject Matter Experts to capture requirements, risks or solution options
  • Conduct technical analysis and make recommendations
  • Engage with wider industry to understand and shape potential solutions
  • Proactively identify opportunities and contribute to growth
  • Deliver analysis reports to identify key risks and shortfalls
  • Participate in or lead design reviews
  • Implement quality assurance to satisfy both corporate and clients
  • Achieve client acceptance across a range of engineering deliverables
Skills & experience
  • Professionally recognised with an appropriate institution e.g. CEng, CSEP
  • A commensurate level of senior experience in any of these areas
  • Working in complex systems from digital, communications, sensors, platforms to software and advanced technology integration
  • Applying systems engineering processes (e.g. ISO15288:2015) across the lifecycle
  • Knowledge of modelling languages and architecture frameworks, e.g. UML, Archimate, TOGAF, MODAF
  • Managing projects and teams within different development methods
  • Understanding of different tools and techniques applied to engineering to capture requirements and develop solution designs, e.g. Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Understanding of engineering within the MOD’s procurement framework, Knowledge In Defence (KID)
  • Ability to understand, simplify and explain subject matter to non-engineers and senior stakeholders
  • Ability to tailor the presentation of ideas to non-technical and senior stakeholders


Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 day
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period
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Aerospace Defence SC Cleared Permanent Systems Build Engineering Model Modelling UML // Uniformed Stakeholder

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