Senior Complex Systems Engineer

  • Department: Digital Systems Assurance
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

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Role - Senior Complex Systems Engineer

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

Closing Date: 31st 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 Senior 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 Senior 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.

As a Senior Complex Systems Engineer, you will work closely with clients, including Industry Primes, MOD, Design Organisations, OEMs, and Supply Chain.

You will be responsible for overseeing and managing projects, identifying and capturing new opportunities, and ensuring that safety critical systems design software assurance, and safety evidence are in line with our clients' requirements.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience in application of engineering lifecycles for System and Safety, their selection, tailoring and implementation in at least one domains.
  • Previous experience in software or CEH system development programs or providing software or CEH system assurance consultancy, particularly for safety related systems to specific standards such as ARP4754A/ IEC 61508.
  • Understanding of engineering within the MOD's acquisition framework, Knowledge in Defence (KiD)
  • Experience in developing solution strategies from client requirements and certification needs in at least one domains.
  • Experience in safety assessment and evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of at least one standards such as Def-Stan 00-055, IEC 61508, DO-178B/C, DO-254, DO-326A.
  • Knowledge of modelling languages and architecture frameworks such as UML/SysML.
  • Experience in MBSE tools such as Cameo and Sparx EA
  • Project and technical management experience.

Advantageous but not essential requirements:

  • A degree in a 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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