Job Description

Senior Systems Engineer - Requirements, DOORS, UML

A Senior Systems Engineer with Requirements, DOORS, UML is required to work on a 3-6 month contract with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Portsmouth

This is a contract within Maritime Defence

Overview of the Senior Systems Engineer contract role

Senior Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a critical part in providing engineering capability to the Royal Navy? We have a vacancy for a number of opportunities for Systems Engineers at varying levels. These roles can be based at either Portsmouth or Filton.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be joining a growing multi-disciplinary team of Engineers within our Engineering Projects Group (EPG). EPG is part of Engineering & Digital Services, within the wider Maritime Services business. We are currently expanding to meet the demands of developing engineering solutions for the next generation Royal Navy submarines.

Within EPG, you will be working across crucial elements of the engineering lifecycle, from requirement gathering to qualification. You will be responsible for eliciting requirements from a range of stakeholders, and then deriving those requirements to the appropriate level for subsystem specification. You will participate in activities supporting the ongoing maturity of the design for a range of marine engineering systems.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a complex engineering programme of national importance, within a supportive team who drive best engineering excellence and best practice. Future career progression opportunities could include the chance to lead packages of work, and/or develop skills in engineering people management and leadership.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

Requirement analysis and derivation at sub-system level, in addition to defining and capturing qualification statements/cases against requirements.

Using proprietary UML based visual modelling and design toolsets to structure design definition of complex engineering and auxiliary systems.

Your skills and qualifications as a Systems Engineer:


Systems engineering experience gained from one or more areas of the systems engineering lifecycle/ V-model, such as: systems integration, system verification testing, software testing, system design etc.

Honours degree or equivalent experience in the appropriate discipline.


General engineering systems experience, throughout the full product lifecycle.

Knowledge or at least recognition of relevant engineering standards (including safety and environmental regulations).

Experience utilising software packages such as UML based modelling toolsets.

Requirements management experience with software tools such as DOORS and familiar with IT networks and general office applications.

Capable of achieving the appropriate Professional Institution membership.

The role is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire - commutable from Southampton, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Guildford, Aldershot, Crawley, Horsham, Brighton, Worthing, Chichester

If you are a Systems Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Paul Scott on or phone 0161 694 9200

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