System Engineer

Thales UK - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Flexible
Manchester
Published on
24 November 2021
Deadline
8 December 2021

Job Description

Systems Engineer

Location: Cheadle or any other UK sites. We can support remote working

Regular Employment, Full time

Systems Engineer 

The roles are based in many of our Thales UK sites and most support a mix of on-site and remote working. Depending on the specific projects, specific roles may require periods of time to be spent at Customer sites and/or integration facilities.

As a People 1st Employer, we are passionate about providing you with opportunities to advance your engineering career and are committed to giving our employees the support they need to reach their professional goals. This includes support in submission of Professional Registration applications, funding membership of a professional body, and access to a wide variety of learning resources through our comprehensive e-Learning Engine. We also offer development pathways towards roles such as Solutions Engineering Manager, Product Design Authority, Solution Architect, or a recognised Thales Specialist or Expert. 

Each successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of systems engineering in the defence and/or transportation and/or aerospace domain and will ideally have experience interfacing with external customers as well as internal stakeholders.

The role holder reports to the Systems Engineering Discipline Manager. The key individual responsibilities are:

  • To provides technical leadership for bid and/or project Engineering Reviews.

  • To identify and review technical risks, opportunities and mitigation plans throughout the bid and/or project phases;

  • To define and propose candidate architectures to meet customer/stakeholder needs

  • To creates the technical specifications with acceptance criteria for systems and subsystems,

  • To define the integration, verification, validation, qualification, certification and acceptance methods,


Desired knowledge, qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree (BEng, BSc) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject or Higher Education/equivalent training and experience

  • An understanding of System Engineering and System Engineering Processes and Practices, including knowledge of Systems Lifecycles

  • Experience of requirements capture and management or experience of system architectural modelling or simulation is preferred but not essential


The successful candidate will be someone who:

  • Is a team player with a “can-do” attitude that performs effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and promotes the values of inclusiveness and diversity

  • Is confident in their ability to help solve complex problems, asks challenging questions to develop their understanding, and suggests new ideas to further our product offering and increase our added value

  • Is a self-starter, with an ability to manage their own workload and meet their agreed objectives, whilst also contributing to the development and delivery of wider operational goals


Note - Due to the nature of projects, we require candidates that have or could get Security Clearance.

In today’s fast changing markets the exact scope of the role is constantly evolving; to find out more about working in our growing, diverse, team, apply today!

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