Senior Systems Engineer

General Dynamics UK
NP12 4AA, Blackwood
Up to £46,000 (depending on skills and experience) Competitive, flexible benefits & bonus
Closing date
13 Nov 2019
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General Dynamics UK is a world-leader in the integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems, delivering decisive advantage to military, government and civil customers worldwide.

Our employee culture is one that thrives on innovation, embraces teamwork and possesses a strong will to succeed. The pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.  Dynamics is not just part of our name, it’s part of our spirit.

The Role:

This role is for a Senior System Engineer to work as part of the Design Services Contract (DSC) team to develop and maintain complex Tactical C4i communication systems using engineering disciplines to deliver customer and end user focused design services.

The role will include supporting and leading tasks at different stages in the engineering lifecycle to deliver solutions that meet customer needs to a defined quality standard within agreed timescales and budgets.


Lead in the delivery of assigned tasks to address in-service issues and capability gaps:

  • Analysing and defining customer requirements.
  • System and product development.
  • System integration, verification, validation
  • Supporting field trials.
  • Problem investigation
  • Incident investigation.
  • Input to internal and external meetings

Provide support and guidance to:

  • Safety.
  • Security
  • HFE.
  • ILS
  • Quality Assurance.
  • PMO

Complying with company/corporate procedures and mandatory training


  • Good understanding and experience of supporting and developing Tactical C4I Systems; knowledge of the BCIP system is desirable.
  • Ability to generate well-structured technical documents using Microsoft packages and manage through a review process to achieve release to committed deadlines.
  • Ability to present at progress reviews and contribute productively in the team and with external UK MoD and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as motivation, integrity, professionalism, flexibility, commitment and innovation.
  • Self-motivated
  • Appropriate Educational qualification, knowledge and Vocational background in an Engineering (system, hardware, software, electronic communications, and computer systems) or related discipline.
  • Breadth of experience in a role that demonstrates technical leadership and application of system engineering skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the challenges associated with system engineering in a delivery focused, commercially successful organization.
  • Experience of using engineering methodologies and tools to manage requirements (DOORS), architecture/design (PTC Integrity Modeller), system integration and test (Application Lifecycle Management) at an appropriate level of detail is desirable
  • Experience of working through the Systems Engineering Life cycle

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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