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Jacobs Systems Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Systems Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Our Rail Group is growing and due to recent project wins and an increased demand from our clients for Systems Engineering, we are looking to expand our Systems Engineering group. We are now actively seeking Systems Engineers to join our dynamic and innovative team to support the delivery of projects within our Rail Group in Manchester. Our Systems Engineering Group is passionate about the challenging questions that we face. We are solution driven and reach beyond the normal to ensure that the work we undertake will leave a lasting legacy within the railway sector.

As a Systems Engineer you will be focused on delivering systems engineering activities across major rail projects within the UK (there are international opportunities also available). You will be a creative systems thinker who understands the application of systems engineering and a project lifecycle. You will be able to interpret working standards, such as IEC 15288, and apply them to complex problems. We’re not looking for someone with knowledge of the rail sector, we are looking for systems thinkers who can see the bigger picture and solve the problems that come with it.

As a Systems Engineer, you could be working under the direction of Senior and/or Principal Systems Engineers or you could be working as part of a wider project team with an expectation that you will deliver outstanding solutions and outcomes to our clients. You will also work closely with our clients to apply, where applicable, digital solutions and outcomes; leveraging the expertise of our Strategic Consulting and Digital Solutions business.

Ideally, you will be an early career professional with a collaborative mindset with a passion to leave a legacy on projects you are assigned to. You will be expected to be proactive in the development of our systems engineering products, tools and techniques as well as supporting marketing and bids. You will also be resilient and capable of presenting your ideas and/or solutions to different audiences as well as being confident to challenge the norm.

A typical project would include the following activities:

  • Supporting a major UK rail project with systems engineering activities

  • Where applicable supporting the Senior/Principal Systems Engineer in driving consultancy within the clients project and wider organisation

  • Supporting the implementation of the systems engineering activities and where applicable identifying, planning and scoping new activities with the client

  • Supporting the Sales Operation with bids



  • A relevant degree in engineering or management (e.g. BEng/MEng/MBA)

  • Working towards Chartered status with a professional body (e.g. CEng)

  • Post degree experience in delivering systems engineering within the railway environment or a similar regulated environment (e.g. nuclear, aviation)


  • Requirements capture, analysis and management

  • Verification and validation

  • Interface identification, control and management

  • Systems architecture development

  • Experience in client facing roles

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘ BeyondZero ’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks , centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-GB Countrywide-London

Req ID: BI 0005IV