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Senior/Principal Systems Engineer

R-044190
  1. Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Senior/Principal Systems Engineer

Together we'll outmanoeuvre complexity.

You might know us for the great work we do across our wide variety of projects. We're proud to say it's thanks to our people's diversity of thought, expertise and knowledge. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equally.

We're passionate about what we do, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Simply put, this a great place to be. So, when it comes to your life outside of work, ask us about our flexible and remote working policies designed to help you get the most out of life.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

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, Architechtural 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

Why Work for Atkins?

Our ADS&T teams provide independent and objective advice in mission-critical sectors. Join us to make a direct difference in helping our country to achieve its security and defence goals. From advisory, conceptual design and acquisition, through transformation, manufacture, certification and in-service support. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in the industry.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. So, you'll be part of a culture that wants to see more women in senior roles. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to be a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

Meeting Your Needs

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More About Us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training

Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working

We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Diversity & Inclusion

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security

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.

Atkins is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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