Senior Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Contact:

    Marek Mazurowski

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:


Senior Systems Engineer - 3 month contract (initially, potential long term assignment). Portsdown. £500-£600 per day. Systems engineer, naval gunnery systems, destroyer, frigate, warship, targeting, gunnery, integration, target designation.

This role requires SC clearance, you must be eligible and willing to undergo the SC process in order to obtain the role.

We are looking for an individual who is willing and able to work predominantly at Portsdown, however the ability and willingness to travel to other locations in the UK and abroad to support external supplier testing and trials (including sea platform embarkation) will also be necessary.


  • Leading a team of systems engineers to deliver ship weapon system-related projects (such as Pointer) (GG13/principal-level role)
  • Responsible for devising and delivering the technical solution using sound technical, management and leadership skills such as systems engineering management and project management (GG13/principal-level role)
  • Ensuring that the system meets appropriate regulatory, legal, safety and other engineering requirements and standards (GG13/principal-level role)
  • Application of systems engineering approach and execution of key systems engineering activities on significant projects
  • Engaging with stakeholders, project managers and senior technical staff to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems are mitigated
  • Leading a technical team in support of project objectives, structuring work of others and reviewing output
  • Determines overall systems engineering processes required to achieve technical and programmatic objectives applying broad knowledge of systems engineering
  • Eliciting requirements, understanding them, and addressing their satisfaction
  • Performing one or more of key systems engineering (e.g. requirements engineering, system design, and/or operation and support) and/or systems engineering management processes
  • Directs technical documentation in support of work carried out
  • Delivers work and reports on progress to project leads and customers
  • Anticipates and escalates major problems with appropriate business and professional discipline staff
  • Plans and structures own work
  • Understand and applies relevant regulatory, safety and technical standards to work and supports compliance
  • Responsible for managing the output of assigned junior systems engineers (of potentially different specialisms)


  • Degree Level qualification or equivalent
  • CEng or equivalent
  • 7 - 10 years plus relevant experience in engineering/systems engineering (9-13 years for the principal-level role)
  • Ability to conduct surface ship trials and support acceptance activities
  • Ability to conduct ship hardware surveying down to equipment, interface, power and HVAC considerations, EMC/EMI considerations
  • Good overall knowledge of several RN surface ship combat systems and their engineering issues and policies
  • Good detailed knowledge of specific areas of a combat system such as weapon systems (guns, missile systems, their direction and cueing) and their interfacing to the rest of a combat system.


  • Location: Porstmouth
  • Duration: 3 months initially, posiible long term
  • Rate: £500 - £600 per day

Please apply by submitting your CV.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.