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Jacobs Senior Systems Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

We'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working here offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are our greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for us. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of System Engineering professionals to work on a range of projects for our diverse client portfolio that covers, National Security, Defence and Nuclear market sectors.

Our team is growing fast and we are looking for self-starting, motivated and experienced System Engineers with knowledge of the full scope of the SE lifecycle as applied to the design, integration and delivery of complex systems. You will support the delivery of our existing projects and help to secure future business, enabling us to evolve and grow within our target markets, whilst giving you the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting and interesting projects and programmes across the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Government portfolio. This role provides a fantastic career opportunity, allowing you to join a growing team and develop your skills and experience under the guidance and mentorship of our senior system engineers.

You will have the opportunity to work across multiple market sectors to suit your interests and career aspirations under a hybrid working arrangement that best suits each client’s needs. Training and development opportunities specific to the project needs, the role and those of your own career plan will be available and supported by the company and team.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for our company. With offices throughout the UK, we can be flexible about location and are happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours to suit you and our business.

Reporting to the System Engineering Manager, typical activities that you would undertake include:

  • Execution of a Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) approach to project delivery.

  • Development and management of system requirements, including user workshops.

  • Elaboration of system requirements into a system architecture and design.

  • Derivation of product level requirements fully traced to the system design.

  • Execution of engineering governance activities, such as Critical Design reviews (CDR).

  • Execution of trade studies in support of product down select.

  • Support to Verification and Validation activities, including defect triage.

  • System qualification, acceptance and release at product and system level.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experience working in one or more System Engineering disciplines: Requirements Management, Architecture Definition, System Design, Qualification, Assurance and Release.

  • Understanding of the end-to-end System Engineering lifecycle (e.g., ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288).

  • Experience of using industry standard engineering toolsets, for example IBM DOORS, SparxEA or PTC Integrity modeller.

  • Experience of working on projects delivering to the UK MoD is desirable, but not essential.

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage stakeholder relationships.

  • Ability to work flexibly across a wide variety of projects as part of a diverse team of people.

We are a “Relationship” focused company and the building, developing and maintaining of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role. We have a strong team philosophy where each individual strengthens the whole by bringing their unique perspective to the team, so even if you feel you don’t have experience in everything listed above, we’d still like to hear from you.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at our company (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

We partner with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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