Senior Systems Engineer | First Military Recruitment Ltd

First Military Recruitment Ltd

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Employer: First Military Recruitment Ltd
Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 221341819


Job Details:

JC71 Senior Systems Engineer
Location Enfield
Salary £Competitive


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our reputable client who is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join their team in Enfield.

The successful Systems Engineer will be required within the Surveillance Systems business to develop and deliver Company and Customer Funded systems projects based upon my client’s state of the art radar technology. Activities will include all aspects of the Systems Engineering lifecycle from System Concept through to Delivery and Acceptance, including Bid Support, System Design and System Integration.

The successful candidate will be required to be flexible in their approach to work, as every project and support issue presents different challenges. They must also possess an aptitude for problem solving and have an eye for detail.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Activities will include all aspects of the Systems Engineering lifecycle from System Concept through to Delivery and Acceptance, including Bid Support, System Design, Integration, Verification and Customer Acceptance.
  • You will be responsible for the specification, development, integration, verification and acceptance of systems for both Internal and External Customers.
  • You will have the ability to deal with a variety of people from different disciplines, organisations and nationalities on a daily basis to deliver the systems engineering aspects of projects, as required.
  • You will take an active role in the definition, realisation and proving of new products which build upon my client’s UK reputation for innovation and leading edge technology.
  • You will manage stakeholders throughout the system lifecycle through a pro-active approach and effective communication.
  • You will create a variety of technical documentation for both technical and non-technical readership.
  • Travel within the UK and overseas is required, and is considered a regular feature of this role. Requests could be made at short notice.
  • Any other task associated with this role.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


  • Experience of systems design, integration & test.
  • An understanding of Systems and Product lifecycles from concept through to delivery.
  • An understanding of a range of Engineering disciplines (Software, Mechanical, and Electrical).
  • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate to all levels within the organisation and externally.
  • The flexibility to apply skills and knowledge across a number of different projects and products across the organisation.
  • Computer literate with a good standard of written English, capable of compiling accurate, detailed and well-presented technical proposals, specifications and reports.
  • A willingness to travel. (NB whilst this role is based at our Enfield premises, a certain amount of business travel will be required depending upon project requirements).
  • Degree (or equivalent) qualified in an engineering or science discipline.


  • An understanding of Radar Systems is desirable, although not essential if other complementary skills demonstrate a capacity to understand new technologies quickly and effectively.
  • Experience of the whole product lifecycle (concept generation, concept demonstration, development, production and in-service support).
  • Experience of working with and developing systems using communications protocols. (e.g., RS485, RS232, TCP-IP, Canbus etc.)
  • Experience of working on product development for Naval Platforms.
  • Experience of working on or with Navigation equipment.
  • The ability to lead multi-skilled engineering teams.
  • The ability to deliver engineering packages of work to time, cost, and quality.
  • Member of a Professional Engineering Institution (e.g., IMechE, IET, INCOSE).
  • UK Security clearance.
  • UK Driving License.

In return our client offers:

  • £Competitive Salary.
  • 25 days holiday.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Flexi working.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Recognition Programme.
  • Health and Well-being programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • And more!



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