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Senior System Design Engineer - Platform Management System

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Marine Systems Engineering

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  • Salary:

    Up to £38.25 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Purpose of role:

To assist with the development of the Platform Management System, integration within the Platform and management of the PMS supplier.

Technical Skills:

Experience in the Systems Engineering of hardware and software systems

Requirements Specification and Design - carrying out a full range of technical analyses and investigations, preparing specifications and developing designs.

Experience of development of distributed and/or Windows based control systems.

Serial and Discrete Signal Interface Design,

Has sufficient breadth of knowledge of control system design and the sound judgement needed to be able to contribute to correct trade-off decisions

Industry Knowledge:

5 Years' engineering experience in a defence, aerospace, automotive or related industry.

Proven experience in working collaboratively across multiple product development and specialist domain teams.

Proficient in the use of Requirement Management tools (e.g. DOORS);

Possesses knowledge of the fundamentals of Model Based Systems Engineering and SysML.

Working within at least one of the following Engineering Lifecycle Phases

Concept of Operations

Systems Architecture & Design

Systems Integration and Testing

Verification / Validation

Operations and Maintenance


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within a relevant engineering discipline

Meet the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional Body

Tasks and Activities:

Development of technical specifications, including Systems Models and interface definitions.

Working with Supply Chain to produce Statements of Work and Change Requests to support the ongoing development of the PMS solution

Work collaboratively with other delivery teams in order to ensure the PMS solution is intertied within the overall Design

Working with the Systems integration team to ensure that the PMS design supports the Platform Functional Design and Safety Case

Review of supplier documentation

Attendance at supplier design reviews and acceptance tests


Working with the Test and Commissioning team to ensure the PMS programme supports the ships setting to work programme

Reporting progress on assigned tasks including predicted completion dates, problems and risks

Working with the supplier and customer to resolve issues.


Deliver on time and to budget a package of engineering in the form of Technical Engineering Specifications, Functional Specifications, Interface Control Documents, Interface Definitions, drawings, models and other technical outputs and data.

Design and Assessment Studies

Technical Reports and Specifications

Presentation material

Functional Skills:

Appreciates and can articulate the value of the engineering lifecycle and the relationship to the Lifecycle Management Process. Appreciates that there are technical reviews to ensure product viability.

Appreciates and can articulate the need to ensure that products are acceptably safe and that product and system safety assessments form part of the design process.

Has had some exposure to regulatory and statutory requirements of the product and understands potential liabilities.

Has an appreciation of the requirement that the environmental impact of our activities is sustainable in the long term.

Appreciates the need for a supportability engineering process to sustain the long term viability of the business. Understands that supportability goes beyond basic design, maintenance and operability requirements.

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.