Platform Systems Engineer

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    Filton, Gloucestershire

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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    6 Months

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Job Description

Platform Systems Engineer to join the systems engineering team within the Mode 5 IFF programme IPT (Integrated Project Team), part of the S3 (Support and Service Solutions) Line of Business.

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

Skills, qualifications & knowledge

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

Self-motivated with an aptitude to problem solving and ability to drive difficult issues to conclusion

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a range of technical and operational topics

Able to work with minimum direction/supervision on complex tasks

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


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.

Responsibility areas

Working under direction from the UK Mode 5 IFF Platform 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 and solve problems on complex systems

Working to ensure delivery of the technical solution for the allocated platforms ahead of schedule, to achieve IOC and FOC.

Working with PDOs 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 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 platform documentation are completed for use with suppliers and delivery to the customer, including Platform Requirements Database (DOORS), and the Verification and Validation Requirements Matrix (VVRM)

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

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.