Equipment Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Basildon, Essex

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Description

A Systems Engineer is needed to join the systems engineering team within the Mode 5 IFF programme IPT (Integrated Project Team).

Our Client is operating as a Single Prime Contractor to the Ministry Of Defence with responsibility for Design, Installation and Support. To achieve this they are working with Platform Design Organisations (PDOs) to design and deliver the solutions, making use of major prime equipment (Interrogators and Transponders).

The Mode 5 team, customers and PDO's are spread across the UK (and abroad) with the main systems equipment activities being led from Basildon. This role will be based in Basildon but may require frequent UK travel and occasion foreign travel.

Key Responsibility Areas

Working under direction from the UK Mode 5 IFF Equipment IPT Engineering Lead, this position is a hands-on role ensuring Technical input is delivered for assigned platforms.

Applying your knowledge of systems engineering to undertake assigned activities, delivering to agreed performance targets, including cost and schedule.

Work closely with engineering and other functions within the IPT to manage design changes, solve problems on complex systems and manage engineering aspects of external supply chain engagement.

Working with Platform Design Organisations and Equipment providers to ensure delivery of the technical solution for the allocated platforms ahead of schedule, to achieve IOC and FOC.

Working with Equipment providers and their technical team to ensure Maturity Design Gate Reviews are held and achieved ahead of schedule.

Working hands on with guidance and support from Leonardo specialists to ensure that all engineering aspects are considered and assessed through Maturity Design Gate Reviews to ensure design integrity, including Systems Architecture (MODAF) Human Factors, System Design, Configuration Management, ILS, Security, Safety and Interoperability with other platform systems.

Update and maintenance of all Equipment documentation and completed for use with suppliers and delivery to the customer, including Requirements Database (DOORS), and the Verification and Validation Requirements Matrix (VVRM)

Completing tasks in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures to a high standard.

Essential Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

You will have knowledge and experience in several of the following areas:


A degree-level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

Demonstrable experience of the systems engineering lifecycle, with particular focus on early lifecycle phases

Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation

Ability to demonstrate and apply system-level thinking

A proven track record in schedule adherence and achieving high standards

Knowledge of new and existing Mode 5 IFF technologies and products

Confidence and ability to challenge/respond to technical/process issues.


Systems and/or Equipment development programme experience in Air, Land or Naval Domains

Previous experience of working with IFF systems.

Worked with Regulatory Authorities such as QinetiQ Boscombe Down.

Worked with DE&S customer teams.

Previous experience in conducting End to End test planning and execution.

Hands on experience with some of the software tools used on the programme, DOORS, System Architect, Teamcenter, SAP is preferred. Where this is not available, experience in similar toolsets with a good understanding on how the capability works is required.

MODAF experience

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.