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Systems Design Engineer - Future Designs

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  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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There are fantastic opportunities in Systems Design for engineers to work within Future Systems. These are highly visible, fast-paced roles, in small teams, to define and develop products and the associated technology plans for future products.

The Role:

  • Customer needs analysis/elicitation
  • Develop concepts, undertake trade studies
  • Identify new technologies, maturing and exploiting these for next generation systems
  • Support bids for future development

What we are looking for:

  • Ideally degree qualified with a strong engineering or science background
  • Creativity, imagination and the ability to innovate
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines of technology concepting, systems design and architecture, sub-system decomposition and functional allocation
  • Experience of task package ownership and running technical programmes
  • Ability to respond to customer requests from generation of white papers through to formal bid submission
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing/emerging requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, whilst dealing with all levels of the business from supporting junior colleagues to direct customer interface



  • BSc/MSc/MEng in systems engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or equivalent.
  • Have good working experience in more than one phase of the engineering life cycle, with sufficient experience of the total life cycle to ensure a good understanding of adjacent phases and through-life engineering issues
  • Have practical knowledge of basic systems engineering principles and processes.
  • Must be proficient and have a working knowledge of the following IT Tools: Microsoft Office. Rhapsody and Artisan, SysML/UML also with good knowledge of several of the following System Design related tools: MATLAB, Excel and with DOORS knowledge
  • Have the ability to visualize and analyse complex systems,
  • Have good verbal, presentation and written communication skills


  • Experience of naval and or land based weapon systems.