Lead Systems Engineer

England | Engineering , Systems


Are you a Systems Engineer looking for your next challenge?

Would you consider relocating?

  • Would you like the opportunity to take ownership, and make the Systems Engineering strategy you own? Here is an opportunity to shape & and develop the systems engineering work business wide!

  • Permanent job opportunity with relocation assistance available, for you and your family! *T&C's apply

  • Be part of a established and growing team, with over 30 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and delivering highly bespoke simulator solutions!

  • Join a team at an exciting time, at the start of re-defining their systems, with the opportunity to influence and shape the product!

  • As Lead Systems Engineer, you will be part of the largest project that specialist RF have worked on to date!

Be part of a wider, global business, renowned for solving their customers' most complex problems!

  • You'll have the opportunity to work on large projects, developing mission-critical solutions in Defence and Technology.

  • Join a company with a number of awards and recognitions; Named as Gold Award winner in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for 2021 | Employer of choice for our forces community!

  • ED&I: Access to leadership development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs.

  • Full training, development and mentoring programs; Access to mentoring programs at all stages of development.

  • Full range of company benefits, flexible working, training, development and clear career progression!


The Lead Systems Engineer will be responsible for project delivery, managing and deriving requirements, generating engineering documents/specifications, and supporting early development of requirements test plans.

The Lead Systems Engineer will also support the bid team with architecture development during bid/capture of new opportunities. Support, develop, and maintain engineering processes to meet business needs.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Management of customer requirements, and storing this information within the requirements management system, to ensure that design documentation and customer requirements are aligned.
  • Generate internal system requirements from high level customer requirements to ensure product development is suitably specified.
  • Work with engineering function to development high level system design documents (SDS & ICD).
  • Work with Product Leads to support our bid process.
  • Represent the Systems function at all design reviews (internal and external) to provide technical expertise and guidance on best practice.
  • Contribute to design reviews and present material in specialist areas.
  • Support the engineering function by raising risks and issues and proposing solutions.
  • Adopts best practice and fosters innovation to support business needs.
  • Ensures that all work within the function is of sufficient quality and is carried out according to process.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Experience needed:

  • Ideally qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience in a Physics or Engineering based subject, such as; Electronics, Hardware, Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering etc.
  • Full understanding of the system engineering lifecycle and V-model.
  • Extensive use of engineering management tools (e.g., DOORS, JAMA)
  • Experienced in Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and tools (UML, SysML, Rhapsody, Sparx EA, Visio)
  • Ability to clearly articulate design intent using Design Documents, block diagrams, flow diagrams and system level schematics.


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous.
  • Presentation skills and detailed technical knowledge to explain system engineering concepts to a wide technical audience.
  • Skill in creating a system design to provide optimal solutions by appropriately allocating functionality between hardware, firmware and software based on experience within one or more of these fields.
  • Experience of specifying system requirements for complex systems utilising FPGA design.
  • Experience within Electronic Warfare (EW), Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), Electromagnetic Spectrum, or Radar domains would be desirable.
  • Experience of system safety would be desirable.

  • Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency*
  • Site Location: All applicants must be located locally, or able to relocate to the client site based in the Hampshire area (Relocation assistance available *T&C's apply)
  • Working: The role is office/hybrid based with occasional travel to other company/customer's sites in the UK or abroad.

For full information, please get in touch!

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28/12/2023 10:23:00
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