Senior Systems Engineer

Job Description

Senior Systems Engineer – Radar, Electronic Warfare, Surveillance Systems, Air Traffic Control Systems, Networking and Communications


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company. The role is a technical authority providing knowledge to projects and bids and actively contribute to the development of the technology and associated engineering processes. They also provide coaching / mentor guidance to others. May also provide the team leading and management of projects and bids. Travel to customer sites is required.

This is a broad based system engineering role, through life experience, from the requirements stage right through to production


Experience – Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Experience of working within a Systems Engineering environment and/or team through full lifecycle
  • Domain knowledge, with experience in the application of systems engineering to the entire product life cycle from inception to delivery
  • Proven track record and technical experience in systems such as radar, electronic warfare, surveillance and communications systems
  • Experience of regulatory requirements and procedures related to air traffic management and airborne systems is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of Engineering Design Reviews
  • Proven ability to work and deliver, to time pressure and deadlines
  • Proven technical leadership role on projects to drive the engineered solution through lifecycle
  • Demonstrated performance in team building, fostering organisational culture and delivering continuous improvement
  • Familiar with configuration management techniques and associated standards
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to converse confidently at all levels of the organisation


Key Responsibilities – Senior Systems Engineer

  • The safety, quality and design compliance of all activities
  • Contribute to definition/development of Systems Engineering technical strategy
  • Contribute to and lead customer meetings where appropriate
  • Coaching/Mentoring – help develop staff competency by sharing abilities/knowledge/skills in order to meet business requirements
  • Maintain, grow and promote relevant technical skills and domain knowledge
  • Contribute to bids and estimating – increase the chance of successful bid by providing appropriate/quality input to the satisfaction of the Bid Manager and other stakeholders
  • Fulfil tasks to agreed time, budget and quality
  • Act as technical lead and design authority for nominated projects through the entire lifecycle
  • Carry out requirements engineering/management and engineering design methods as required
  • Development and maintenance of key system engineering documents including system and sub system requirements, configuration and other technical documentation including manuals and training material
  • Understanding and reviewing systems, hardware, software, test and integration documentation to confirm that the hardware, software and architecture design are compliant
  • Recognising the need for and proposing process and product improvements to ensure best practice and compliance with relevant standards (including safety)
  • Travel within the UK and overseas to support business needs as necessary


Keywords:  Systems Engineering, Avionics, Requirements Management, Radar, Electronic Warfare, Air Traffic Control, Communication Systems


Senior Systems Engineer – Radar, Electronic Warfare, Surveillance Systems, Air Traffic Control Systems, Networking and Communications

Salary:  Competitive with large company benefits

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset