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Senior Principal Systems Engineer

  • Location: Crawley, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, RH10 9HA
  • Salary: £65 - £74 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Aerospace and Defence
  • Contact: Amy Minnock
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: Morson Talent
  • Expiry Date: 20 August 2021
  • Job Ref: 188742AMK_1626850613

Senior Principal Systems Engineer (x2)

Location: Crawley (hybrid working - home and on site)

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £65 - £74 per hour Umbrella

The successful Senior Principal Systems Engineers will work on large-scale communications projects. It will involve working on a challenging programmes to bring new technology to a major UK customer base. It will include the build, test and trials phases of the programme.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for areas of the solution, manage a number of engineers to complete the system design aspect of the solution and to maintain the design baseline through to customer platform acceptance.
  • 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.

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Proven ability of leading a small team of engineers during the design and integration phase of a programme.
  • Extensive knowledge 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 proven ability 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 proven ability of Naval transverse characteristics and qualification activities including the operational environment (temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, EMC, TEMPEST), safety, security, human factors, ILS etc.
  • Proven ability of working with customers, presenting technical solutions or chairing design reviews as required.
  • A working level knowledge of Naval communications systems, equipment and infrastructure including management architectures and operational communications.
  • A working level knowledge of Naval installation, commissioning and trials activities.
  • Willingness to travel to both supplier and customer locations.


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).