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Systems Design Engineer

Job ID 12972659 Veröffentlichungsdatum 16/08/2019 Lieu: Schottland
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Systems Design Engineer


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced systems design engineer to deliver the role of Systems Design Engineer in Thales OME Glasgow.

The successful candidate will be a talented Systems Design Engineer with experience of conceptual and detailed design, Integration and delivery, coupled with a proven capability of delivering mission system programmes.

The role can be based in Glasgow, but may be required to work at other Thales locations. Depending on the specific projects the role may require periods of time to be spent at Customer sites and/or integration facilities.

The candidate will have demonstrable experience interfacing with internal and external customers, understanding system requirements in the defence domain.  

The role holder functionally reports to the Systems Engineering Discipline Manager. The key individual responsibilities are:

  • To provides technical leadership for bids and project Engineering Reviews.
  • To identify and review technical risks, opportunities and mitigation plans throughout the bid and project phases.
  • Lead a package of work adhering to company process and ensuring cost quality and schedule are met.
  • To define and propose candidate architectures to meet customer/stakeholder needs.
  • To creates the technical specifications with acceptance criteria for subsystems.
  • To define the integration, verification, validation, qualification, certification and acceptance methods.
  • Be responsible for collated results and evidence in order to support the creation of Certificate of Design for products.
  • To ensure, with the support of Specialty Engineering experts & Safety/HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) stakeholders:
    • That candidate solutions meet regulatory requirements including all applicable standards and legislation. This includes product safety & security and Environmental/HSE requirements and standards,
    • That solution designs take into account the contractual requirements,
    • That all related certification activities are performed correctly;

Essential Skills:

  • Substantial experience in System design and development of complex hardware and software systems.
  • Proven experience in working collaboratively across multiple product development and specialist domain teams. 
  • Proven track record of working and delivering on solutions for a defence programme.
  • Understanding of MBSE and implementation and toolsets such as Capella, Rhapsody or Enterprise Architect.
  • Proficient in the use of Requirement Management tools (e.g. DOORS).

Desirable Skills:

  • Awareness of architectural frameworks such as MoDAF and DoDAF.
  • Knowledge and experience of Sighting system architectures.
  • Ability to use tools such as Matlab, Simulink & MathCad.
  • Knowledge of IEC61508 or equivalent safety standard.

Knowledge of ISO140001, Def.Stan00-051 or equivalent environmental standard

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

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