System Engineer (A2ZD16749)
at UKSA , London

Location: London

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: System Engineer
CV Submission Deadline: Tuesday 10th September @ 10.00
Location: London
Duration: Until 31/03/2020
Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd
Security Clearance: SC
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope



Key Tasks and Deliverables:

The UK GNSS programme identified a number of segments within the overall technical solution and high-level system architecture design. The system function is the glue that brings together these segments to ensure a coherent architecture is designed.

The UK GNSS programme is conducting an Engineering Design and Development Phase (EDDP), the high-level objectives of which are:

  • Undertake system engineering and planning activities necessary to prepare for the implementation of a UK GNSS capability
  • Provide technical inputs to support the preparation of a Business Case (BC) for the UK GNSS Capability
  • Develop Authority procurement and industrialisation plans to ensure that the programme procurement and implementation is aligned with UK Government objectives and constraints
  • Initiate critical development activities and early Long Lead Item procurements

High Level responsibilities/deliverables

  • Technical support to UK GNSS System Level activities, reporting to System segment Lead

o          Ensure effective integration across space, ground, operations, and system segment activities and products; hardware and software

o          Supporting the coordination of system integration requirements

o          Applying lessons learned from similar space architecture system efforts to ensure successful definition, planning and development

o          Interacting and collaborating with contractor(s) and government leads to ensure that all system level interface requirements are consistent

o          Supporting the UK GNSS programme to define, capture, and maintain the system level technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the EDDP and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.

o          Developing, documenting, executing, integrating and evolving engineering processes as required to support the design and development of the system segment within the EDDP

o          Support to preparation of ITTs and other relevant technical documentation

o          Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of UK GNSS EDDP

Experience Required:

o          Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.

o          Active SC clearance, willing to undertake DV clearance

o          Knowledge of GNSS theory and practice

o          3+ years of demonstrated system engineering experience within space, ground, operations or sustainment segments of a space programme, ideally GNSS. Knowledge of ECSS

o          [Ideally] Experience of using open architecture system development efforts throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle

o          Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools

o          Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.

o          Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.

o          Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.

o          Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organisational skills.