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Systems Design & Verification Engineer - Bristol

Overtime - Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 5459 Date Posted: Monday 06 Nov 2023
Systems Design & Verification Engineer
Location:                 Bristol
Salary:                      £40,000 - £50,000
Package includes:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Design & Verification Engineer to join a world-class technical engineering company based in Bristol.
Sea Viper is currently going through its next phase of life with major upgrades proposed to be rolled out over the coming years. In support of this, a system design & verification engineer role has opened up in the team to support the delivery of the next phase of the programme.
As the system design & verification engineer, you will support key elements for the first increment of the major capability update to the system. The role would be reporting to the system design engineering manager for the project. This is a high-profile programme within MBDA and MOD, and as part of the team, there are opportunities for engagement with senior partners in delivering the role.
The programme is just completing a two-year pre-development phase study to mature and de-risk the weapon system design to provide a brand-new capability. The programme is now going through a major bid activity for the next phases of development, with contract award expected this year.
Systems Design & Verification Engineer role
  • Supporting the development of a coherent weapon system design baseline, including supporting the identification and progression of design queries, and ensuring a coherent and consistent system design alongside the wider evolving Sea Viper design.
  • Supporting the development of a qualification strategy.
  • Supporting the progression of the project requirement baseline, progressing flow-down, and supporting the agreement of sub-system requirements.
  • Supporting the progression of the key interface baselines, including the data exchange specifications between Sea Viper C2 and the combat management system and radar, requiring engagement with the C2, CMS and radar design authorities.
  • Supporting the progression of technical analyses and investigations of system-level issues and opportunities, including conduct of trade-off studies, and any key supporting system design studies required to de-risk the system design.
  • Supporting key design reviews.
  • Progressing the system design verification and validation activities for the project.
  • Opportunities to form relationships, both at a customer interaction level and the industry partners and suppliers, including supporting relevant customer working groups.
  • Engagement with sub-system design authorities.
Systems Design & Verification Engineer skills and qualifications required from the following:
  • Systems engineering background with some awareness and experience of different phases of the CADMID cycle from concept to manufacture, including generating TRSs, interface definitions, V&V planning, trials planning, qualification evidence generation and collation, generation of certification documents.
  • Awareness of complete system engineering processes.
  • Awareness of weapon system design concepts; some experience working on air defence systems desirable; some knowledge of C2, missile and radar design desirable.
  • Ability to communicate with peers across the business and members of the partner community desirable.
  • Ability to produce concise, coherent, and detailed technical reports of a high quality.
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