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Principal Systems Engineer

Aerospace & Defence
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£45k - 65k per year + Car allowance + joining bonus


Job Description
Join us as a Principal Systems Engineering Consultant in 'Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology' (ADS&T). You'll lead teams that use Systems thinking to analyse, assess and develop ways to mitigate safety, environmental and cyber threats. We have a huge variety of projects on all the time, ranging from niche consultancy projects to large, high profile programmes. So, you'll always be able to keep yourself challenged.

Your Purpose
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 ADS&T 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.

What You Can Bring?
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline such as engineering, mathematics, science, software or equivalent depth of experience in an engineering field.
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).
Strong interpersonal skills and able to build trusted relationships.
Ability to understand, simplify and explain subject matter to non-engineers and senior stakeholders.

Additional Information:
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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