Principal Systems Engineer (Naval Comms)

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  • Location

    Crawley, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Salary:

    £48 - £56 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kevin Burke

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

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Principal Systems Engineer (Naval Comms)
Location: Crawley
Duration: 6 Months
Rate: Circa £48 - £56 per hour LTD

Please note start dates cannot currently be confirmed due to COVID-19 situation. Applications will be reviewed & the client will acommodate Telephone interviews.

We are looking to recruit a Systems Engineer to work for our client on a new Naval Communications project. It will involve working on challenging programmes to bring new technology to a major UK customer base. It will include the design, build, test and trials phases of the programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare system and subsystem specifications and interface control documentation, against rigorous analysis and decomposition of the customer requirements and change requests.
  • Provide technical support to the IVVQ team during the system integration and acceptance phase of the programme.
  • Conduct of technical investigations into both equipment level and system level anomalies, liaising with software and hardware engineers as required.
  • Maintain the design and production baselines through to platform acceptance, including specifications, ICDs, cable data sheets, BOMs and certification documentation liaising with production, the DO and safety engineers as required
  • Provide work package estimates that balance quality, compliance and cost - subsequently discharge work packages to time, quality and cost.


  • Experience of leading a small team of engineers during the design and integration phase of a programme.
  • Experience in deriving and preparing system and sub-system specifications from customer requirements and to ensure that the requirements meet the needs of the customer.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to generate a coherent set of specifications, interface documentation and estimates liaising with other functions and departments as required.
  • Knowledge and experience of Systems Engineering lifecycle activities including PDR, CDR, PRR and TRR through the design and development phases into production, integration, verification, validation and acceptance.
  • Knowledge and experience of Naval transverse characteristics and qualification activities including the operational environment (temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, EMC, TEMPEST), safety, security, human factors, ILS etc.
  • Experience of working with customers, presenting technical solutions or chairing design reviews as required.
  • A working level experience of Naval communications systems, equipment and infrastructure including management architectures and operational communications.
  • A working level experience of Naval installation, commissioning and trials activities.
  • Willingness to travel to both supplier and customer locations.

Additional information:

Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the project involved all applicants must be capable of gaining a UK MOD Security Clearance to SC level.