Complex Systems Engineer

  • Department: Digital Systems Assurance
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £43,000 - £53,000

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Role - Complex Systems Engineer

Salary: £43,000 - £53,000

Closing Date: 26th July 2024 however we encourage early applications.

Frazer-Nash is an engineering technology consultancy that specialises in delivering innovative solutions to make lives secure, sustainable, and affordable.

With our expertise in safety critical systems, cyber and digital assurance, we support organizations across a range of sectors, including Aerospace, Government, Transport, and Industry. We are currently seeking a Complex Systems Engineer to join our Digital Assurance area within the Defence Business Unit.

As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of exciting projects, from providing technical support for aircraft re-entry into service following a major avionics modification, to informing architecture requirements for Swarming Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) and Uncrewed Ground Vehicles (UGV).

The Role

As a Complex Systems Engineer, you will be focussed on: developing or reviewing safety critical systems architectures, supporting design decisions or design review for safety critical systems through a systems engineering approach, providing assurance through the creation of safety and certification artefacts, assessment of compliance against regulations and standards, or involved supporting the design or modification of safety related systems.

The qualified candidate will also be able to work with clients (Industry Primes, MOD, Design Organisations, OEMs and Supply Chain) to provide software assurance support for new and in-service systems. Therefore, recent experience working within industry primes or OEMs is desirable, but not essential.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge of engineering lifecycles for System, Software, Hardware and Safety, their selection, tailoring and implementation.
  • Knowledge of MBSE approaches and tools (e.g. Cameo, Sparx EA)
  • Knowledge and experience of safety assessment and evaluation techniques.
  • An awareness of at least one standards such as Def-Stan 00-055, IEC 61508, DO-178B/C, DO-254, DO-326A.
  • Experience in software or CEH system development programs or providing software or CEH system assurance consultancy, particularly for safety related systems.
  • Ability to understand client requirements, certification needs and support the development of solution strategies.

Advantageous, but not essential requirements:

  • A degree in a Systems Engineering, Safety, Engineering, Computer Science, Science or related subject; or similar experience gained through previous employment.
  • CEng/IEng accreditation or a desire to work towards it with mentored professional development.
  • Project and technical management experience.

Due to the nature of the work, we undertake, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and will be required to satisfy clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting

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