Senior Systems Design Engineer

  • Monday - Friday
  • Systems Engineering Team
  • Redditch


This exciting position is for an experienced Systems Design Engineer, ideally with a Defence, Industrial or Aerospace background. Working as a key member of the Systems Engineering Team you will be responsible for the design and development of solutions to meet detailed customer requirements, working with other departments as necessary throughout the design cycle from concept to implementation.

You will have the opportunity to put your knowledge and Systems Engineering experience to good use, designing solutions that are both fit for purpose and of the highest quality to meet extensive customer requirements on high profile projects.

This is an important position in a new team; as well as the Systems Engineering perspective, there is also the potential to have direct input to the tailoring of internal processes and systems that will be developed as the Systems Engineering Team grows.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with the Systems Engineering Team to:

·        Evaluate and interpret project technical requirements to develop concept architectures / designs

·        Design and develop hardware solutions, from concept through to qualification / implementation / integration

·        Ensure all customer requirements are met throughout the development process, to demonstrate fulfilment of Verification and Validation activities

·        Support the development of test strategies and plans for formal qualification testing (including shock, vibration, EMC, Safety etc.)

·        Produce and maintain any required design documentation

·        Play an active role in key milestone events such as Design Reviews, both internal and customer facing

·        Support the build of initial prototypes / qualification systems

Other General Duties:

·        Supporting other Systems Engineering Team members with design information as required

·        Knowledge of Project, Systems Engineering and Business lifecycles, with an understanding of Engineering activities at each stage of the lifecycle

·        Provide support, as required, to other areas of the Business

·        Work with external suppliers and manufacturers; maintaining strong working relationships 


Key Knowledge and Experience:

·        Experience in a Systems Engineering environment, ideally defence-related

·        Designing products for harsh environments – i.e. shock, vibration, thermal extremes – working knowledge of Military Specifications and Standards is a benefit

·        Extensive knowledge of Electrical / Electronic / Computer components and systems

·        Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals, processes, and standards

·        Good understanding of EMC, particularly in systems design

·        Experience of designing for longevity and useability / through-life support, for example consideration of Human Factors and Integrated Logistics Support requirements

·        Competent at producing accurate and professional documentation

·        Understands the need for configuration control, change management and security marking aspects of all types of documentation and drawings

·        Experienced in managing own work and able to prioritise tasks to meet milestones

General Requirements:

Good attention to detail, conscientious, and takes pride in work

Able to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative

Fully conversant with Microsoft Office Suite

Due to the nature of the work carried out, all applicants must be eligible for SC Clearance

Valid UK driving licence


Degree or equivalent in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field, or significant relative experience in a similar role


Location: Redditch, Worcestershire

Hours: 38 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Salary Package: Competitive


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 28 days with length of service
  • Annual Discretionary Bonus
  • Salary sacrifice pension
  • 3-month notice period after probationary period
  • Access to Westfield Healthcare scheme, including:
  • ·      Corporate Health Cash Plan
  • ·      Employee Assistance program
  • ·      Wellbeing App
  • ·      Discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enrolled in Employee Share Scheme after 12 months