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Principal Systems Engineers x 5

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £53.81 per hour

Outline of position:

  • To develop and enact the systems engineering activities in the concept phase of a major Systems of Systems programme.
  • To undertake Requirements Management, V&V, Process Development and Configuration Management.
  • To undertake Systems Modelling in collaboration with engineers of other disciplines.
  • To liaise with internal and external stakeholders to mature systems and system supporting documentation.
  • To support the development of Engineering Management Plans and the supporting governance and assurance framework.
  • To maintain high quality documentation in support of the tasks being undertaken both for delivery as part of the programme and supporting business review, programme progress tracking etc.


  • Development of systems engineering approach and execution of systems engineering activities with limited supervision.
  • Supporting and addressing integration, qualification and certification of complex systems.
  • Define, implement and govern interface management for complex systems.
  • Engaging with customers and stakeholders on specific technical matters.
  • Working as part of a technical team in support of project objectives.
  • Supporting requirements elicitation, development and compliance management.
  • Development and enactment of key systems engineering focused management plans.
  • Produce technical documentation in support of work carried out.
  • Plans and structures own work under direction of project leadership.
  • Delivery and progress reporting to senior technical and project staff
  • Escalates significant problems and issues encountered with senior staff


  • Degree qualified in relevant STEM subject or demonstrable experience of working as a systems engineer in large projects
  • Experience in Systems Engineering in particular for complex systems of systems.
  • Experience of systems integration at cross platform level.
  • Requirements derivation, verification and validation experience
  • Configuration management experience
  • Experience of Model Based Systems Engineering tools, techniques and notations highly desirable
  • Awareness of architecture description frameworks (e.g. MODAF)
  • Experience of using of modelling toolsets such as Sparx Enterprise Architect highly desirable
  • Experience of using the DOORs toolset highly desirable
  • Ability to interact and influence a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Experience in developing the strategy for and enacting the qualification of complex systems of systems.
  • Experience of the application and adaption of systems engineering lifecycles to major engineering programmes.
  • Awareness of relevant systems engineering standards such as ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

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