Senior Systems Engineer

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems - Weymouth

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Business:     Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems

Location:     Weymouth

Job Title:    Senior Systems Engineer – Permanent

Purpose of Role

To conduct systems engineering activities on various Hull Mounted and Towed Array SONAR systems programs across a range of innovative new products at different levels of maturity, either alone on a small project or as part of a larger project team. You will be involved in multiple disciplines (Electronics, Algorithms, Software, Mechanical) from early prototyping to early trial through to full production and as such provide a rich technical background on which to thrive.

Systems Engineers will create and sustain successful, purposeful, systems that:

  • Relate to the development and delivery of goods and services;
  • Deliver real benefits to the company, suppliers and customers;
  • Works with all technical domains, and all business functions;

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Leading the systems activities on a project you will apply sound engineering judgement to ensure projects are delivered to cost, schedule, and quality requirements.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering the systems engineering tasks for a project within the allocated budget and timeframe.
  • Coordinating the project engineering team to develop and deliver a solution that is technically and commercially acceptable.
  • Generating, understanding, and reviewing user requirements.
  • Performing requirement analysis and flow down to system and sub-system levels.
  • Developing and documenting system architecture, design, and acceptance and verification strategies.
  • Ensuring that the specification, design, and acceptance information is fully traceable.
  • Leading all the activities relating to systems validation and acceptance.
  • Providing input to project schedules through regular and clear progress reports.
  • Supporting bids by providing technical solutions, estimates, and plans.


Decision Making

    • Day-to-day technical decisions on own activities and work undertaken.
    • Day-to-day technical decisions on activities and work undertaken by more junior staff within own functional discipline.
    • Day-to-day technical decision on best designs to be selected for allocated projects.
    • Perform and manage the reviews of artefacts produced by less experienced personnel and sanction outcome.
  • Support regular decision making process in the selection of new technologies within functional discipline.


Personal Attributes

A motivated and natural leader with a passion for successfully delivering the customer expectations, you will:

  • Be able to gather data using both your own logical thinking and the surrounding project team, in order to draw valid and justifiable conclusions.
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills and possess the empathy and skill to adapt your communication style to build rapport with a broad range of internal and external customers.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of your work.
  • Be capable of actively growing your network across the business, building trusting relationships and positively influencing others in order to deliver upon your objectives.
  • Be willing to coach/mentor less senior members of the team to aid and monitor their development, providing feedback to performance reviews.
  • The role is office based with occasional travel to other company/customer’s sites in the UK or abroad.


  • Essential:
    • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (Engineering or Computer Science)
  • Desired:
    • Professional Registration (eg MIET)
    • Degree in a relevant subject (Engineering or Computer Science)


Job Reference: JUN20207353
Salary: Competitive
Location: Weymouth
Category: Engineering
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: August 31, 2020

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Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems

Welcome to Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, part of the Ultra Electronics Group, we are a UK-based solutions provider and systems integrator that operates in the Defence and Aerospace markets, where we deliver world-leading products, solutions and services to both national and international customers.