Systems Engineer

Ref: ZR_6558_JOB  ·  Posted on 02 November 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 theirselves, 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
  • 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 team 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
  • Previous experience working as a systems engineer.
  • Understanding of different tools and techniques applied to engineering to capture requirements and develop solution designs, e.g. Model Based Systems Engineering.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to build trusted relationships.
  • Ability to understand, simplify and explain subject matter to non-engineers and senior stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the V-model and experience working on the full life cycle.
  • Experience working with stakeholders for requirements capture.


  • Knowledge of modelling languages and architecture frameworks, e.g. UML, Archimate, TOGAF, MODAF.
  • Understanding of engineering within the MOD’s procurement framework, Knowledge In Defence (KID).

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.


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 days.
  • 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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