Systems Engineer

Employer
Northrop Grumman
Location
New Malden, London (Greater)
Closing date
13 Aug 2021

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Discipline
Design, Project Engineering, Systems
Sector
Defence, Marine
Job Type
Engineer

Job Details

Job Description

The Systems Engineering function supports internally-funded (IRAD) projects and customer-funded (CRAD) programmes through providing engineering resource skilled and experienced in the delivery of the full system life-cycle. At present the function is engaged with multiple high-profile surface/sub-surface Royal Navy vessels along with supporting the next generation of NGSM radar systems. 

 

We are looking for a Systems Engineer to work primarily on our naval surface ship programmes; This would include working on the Type 45 Destroyer and Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Programmes

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a dynamic global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions worldwide. We have over 2,500 employees across Europe and a rapidly expanding UK operation.

In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Defence business, we support our customers’ work to create world-class mission capabilities.

As a part of Northrop Grumman you will use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving this goal.

With a belief in rewarding the dedication shown by our staff, Northrop Grumman gives employees access to a benefits package that provides you with health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development, but most importantly the flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life.

How you will make a difference

Role Responsibilities:

  • Conduct/lead all systems engineering activities including requirements management, verification testing and design assurance.
  • Produce/review project technical documentation to project schedule.
  • Prepare for and successfully deliver key design reviews (PDR/CDR) in accordance with the programme schedule.
  • Technical management of suppliers, ensuring requirements and design baselines are maintained.
  • Reviewing and challenging technical documentation received from Customer and suppliers.
  • Support/Lead reviews with the Customer and key suppliers.
  • Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved in the delivery of the programme (Hardware, Mechanical, Software, ILS, IA, Safety etc.).
  • Ensure all responsibilities are delivered in accordance with Company Standards of Conduct and contractual processes.
  • Have awareness of and comply with Company Standards of Conduct and all relevant statutory requirements.
  • Carry out any other reasonable management request.

Essential Experience:

  • Degree-qualified in a relevant engineering / technical subject (e.g. electrical engineering or similar)
  • Experience in a systems engineering role
  • Experience of systems requirements management, definition, design, integration, acceptance and analysis
  • Knowledge of System Engineering models and techniques.
  • Able to work with people effectively at all levels, using well-developed influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Can Write and speak clearly and can adapt their language as appropriate to the situation
  • Able to use logical and creative thinking to solve problems and make decisions
  • Able to deal with internal and external customers in a professional way, both in person, over the phone and by email
  • Is a team player, and can create, develop and maintain productive working relationships
  • Strong IT skills, specifically with MS Office products.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS or similar)
  • Knowledge of marine electronic equipment and/or the marine environment
  • Knowledge of marine navigation specific standards (e.g. IEC 60945, 61162, 61174)
  • Familiar with military environmental standards (e.g. DEF STAN 00-35, 59-411)
  • Knowledge and experience of safety critical systems (SIL 2 / 3)
  • Experience of conducting EMC/Vibration/Shock qualification testing with external test houses
  • INCOSE Associate/Chartered Systems Engineering Professional

Additional Information:

  • All candidates must be eligible to hold and maintain UK Government Security Clearance.
  • Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.

Company

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 85,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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