Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Job Reference: J0013796
Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: £45,000- £55,000 per annum

About the Company:

We currently have a vacancy to join one of the world’s leading, global defence, security and aerospace companies as a Principal Systems Engineer at their site in Chelmsford, Essex.
They work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 3,500 employees based at 5 UK locations and revenue of £600million our client delivers support to more than 50% of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet.
The Principal Systems Engineer will play a key role in directing, developing and designing engineering solutions.
As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be applying principles of Systems Engineering to the entire engineering development lifecycle from requirement definition to system integration and customer acceptance, then into system support.   
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a unique and complex project in which you can demonstrate your breadth of knowledge, skills and experience in Systems Engineering.

Job Description:

– Supporting the design of radar systems through the entire engineering development lifecycle from requirement definition to system integration and customer acceptance, then into system support
– Undertaking system design decomposition and architecting to subsystem level, working directly with the System Design Authority
– Directing and undertaking design, development and validation of algorithmic solutions to address radar performance and radar capability requirements
– Directing and undertaking analysis of data collected from radar operation and radar trials to contribute to design solutions based upon the analysis of such data
– Defining and directly facilitating activities to realise radar system integration


– Enhanced Pension scheme
– 25 holiday days plus bank holidays
– Shared Incentive Plan
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Cycle to Work Scheme
– Life Assurance (you and your spouse/ partner)
– Ill Health Income Protection/ Private Medical Insurance

Skills and Qualifications:

– Relevant Engineering/ Mathematic/ Scientific qualification or experience
– Chartered engineer or willing to work towards professional status
– Able to demonstrate advanced Mathematics skills and simulation tools, e.g. MATLAB and Simulink
– Understanding of Configuration control
– Appreciation and practice of the holistic approaches to Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering
– You will be a proactive individual with concise, logical and accurate communication skills with attention to detail.
– You will have great problem solving skills, be self-motivated and able to operate effectively as a technical leader of a team.
– You will be able to demonstrate your experience in the use of complex mathematics in the development of signal processing, image processing or similar solutions using modelling tools.

You must be eligible to apply for SC clearance and, therefore, must hold a British passport and have lived and worked in the UK for the past 5 years

Additional Information:

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