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Principal Systems Engineer

Weymouth, United Kingdom | Ultra Electronics

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Heavy Industry)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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This is an extremely exciting opportunity for you to play a pivotal role in the development of our next generation of large Anti-Submarine Warfare and Torpedo Defence systems for the Naval Market. Ultra has been highly successful in winning several large programmes and need experienced and creative systems engineers at all levels to contribute to the success of our new family of products.

Depending on your experience, preferences and career development goals, your key activities could cover all aspects of the systems engineering lifecycle. You can expect utilize your experience to lead the development of functional and non-functional requirements; architecting a coherent and compelling product; producing system and subsystem specifications; developing, defining and performing verification and validation activities at subsystem and system levels.

Ultra offers a choice of home site, as well as flexible home working. Attendance to site will be required to support on project work when needed.

In addition, we will help you achieve your goals by continuous professional development and regular career progression sessions.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

As a senior member of the Systems Engineering team, you will:



  • Take on Project Engineering Lead role, responsible for ensuring the project engineering team develop and deliver a solution that is technically and commercially acceptable.

  • Ensure that the technical solution meets the customer, legislative and business requirements.

  • Ensure that the technical solution is designed, developed and then supported in accordance with the company processes and procedures.

  • Support product certification and compliance approval (all technical aspects, including contractual & legislative).

  • Deliver the systems engineering tasks for a project within on time and on budget, including work package management.

  • Generate, understand, and review user requirements.

  • Perform requirement analysis and flow down to system and sub-system levels.

  • Develop and document system architecture, design, and acceptance and verification strategies.

  • Ensure that specification, design, and acceptance information is fully traceable.

  • Provide input to project schedules through regular and clear progress reports.

  • Support bids by providing technical solutions, estimates, and plans.


Skills, Qualification And Experience

You will have previous experience of systems engineering, ideally in a naval/defence environment and can show:



  • Experience in negotiating and agreeing system requirements with customers and stakeholders.

  • Experience of technical leadership of multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Requirements management using IBM DOORs or similar tool

  • A good appreciation of mechanical, electrical and software engineering principals.

  • Supported by a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (Engineering or Computer Science), ideally with CEng status.

  • The role is office based with occasional travel to other company/customer’s sites in the UK or abroad.

  • Must have or be able to achieve SC clearance

  • Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities. 


In addition you will receive:

• Flexible working within core working hours (flexible start/finish times) 

• 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy/sell 5 days plus bank holidays.

• 4 times your annual salary in life assurance

• Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, health screening and more!)

• Pension Scheme - Less than 5 years’ service up to 5.5% employer contributions, 5 years’ service + up to 7.5% employer contributions.  

• A confidential Employee Support Helpline


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