Systems Certification Engineer - Stevenage

Overtime - Engineering
Ref: 1224 Date Posted: Thursday 20 Jan 2022
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Location:             Stevenage

Salary:                  £40,000 - £48,000 + Bonus, Overtime, Pension & Flexible Working

Hours:                  37 hours per week         

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Certification Engineer to join a world class technical engineering company based in Stevenage.

The Systems Certification Engineer will join a motivated, enthusiastic, and dynamic team during a key phase of the development programme. A successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of Certificates of Design on behalf of the Chief Engineer and Chief Systems Engineer, while working within the Platform Integration and Export Group. The role covers at least two Aircraft Integration contracts as well as an export programme.

The Systems Certification Engineer will be able to expand and develop their role by gaining key experience in; managing the delivery of multiple contracts in parallel, developing an understanding of the system under certification, potentially leading a team and training others as well as project and resource management, and a career growth path which rewards individuals with the capability to deliver while meeting the aims of the group.


Typical activities include:

  • Lead the Certification of Platform Integration variants of a highly complex weapon system.
  • Lead the commissioning, collection and reporting of Certification evidence using the IBM DOORS requirements management tool.
  • Delivery of certification tasks that will require engagement with other internal teams, tracking the progress of evidence as its generated and reporting this progress to the Chief Systems Engineer, Chief Engineer, and the MoD.
  • The role may also include supporting other tasks in the Platform Integration and Export Group such as:
  • Supporting in-service operation by responding to user queries
  • Reviewing technical information from internal subject matter experts

Skills and qualifications required from the following:

  • Degree, HND or HNC qualified in a relevant technical discipline with at least 5 years’ experience.
  • Ability to influence a wide range of external stakeholders (MOD and Platform Authorities)
  • Experience of delivering system design certificates, liaising, and negotiating with project and equipment teams to gain their inputs.
  • A sound understanding of Design Verification and Certification process at overall system and sub-system level. 
  • Experience of generating and capturing certification evidence into compliance statements.
  • Capable of working autonomously and proactively, able to deal with multiple issues and priorities concurrently.
  • Previous experience of delivering trial clearance and/or design certification documentation.
  • People and/or task management experience (expected to develop during the role).


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