Systems Engineer (Senior, Principal, Lead)

Ultra Maritime
18 May 2024
15 Jun 2024
Job Title
IT Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Unleash the Power of Multi–Mission Excellence: Safeguarding the Seas for the World's Navies.

Step into a world where cutting–edge technology meets unparalleled expertise. Ultra Maritime pioneers delivering multi–mission solutions that protect and empower the naval forces worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of capabilities, our innovations are utilised on naval fleets across our allied navies around the globe.

As the maritime and underwater battlespace evolves, we tirelessly push the boundaries to develop advanced specialist systems that provide our 'five–eyes' Defence customers with an unbeatable warfighting edge. From surface vessels to sub–surface operations and unmanned platforms, we are revolutionizing the way naval missions are executed.

We thrive on collaboration and partnering with our customers to ensure mission success. Our expert solutions encompass an array of game–changing technologies, including state–of–the–art sonar, radar, expendables, signature management, and naval power systems.

Join us in shaping the future of naval warfare and together, we will safeguard the seas and empower navies worldwide!

Flexible Working

At Ultra Maritime, we understand that your personal life is just as important as your professional one. That's why we support and promote flexible working arrangements where possible. Whether you prefer a hybrid model, working remotely, or the structure of being on–site, we will support you as best as we can.

Embrace the freedom to shape your work hours according to your needs, whether it's part–time, compressed hours, or a unique arrangement that suits your lifestyle.

Loudwater, Greenford, and Weymouth exclusively offer a 9–day fortnight working pattern, offering extended weekends every other week, granting you more time to pursue your passions. And that's not all – we provide flexible start and finish times, as well as Time off in Lieu (TOIL) for up to 1 day per calendar month which tie in with our Values of Integrity, Transparency and Alignment. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Systems Engineer to join Ultra Maritime SMaP (UK) based in Loudwater, High Wycombe in the Weapon Interfacing Equipment (WIE) team. This role would be ideal for an experienced systems engineer to support new design work and support existing products.

The Systems Engineering function in Ultra provides expertise to all projects through the bid and full development lifecycle. It ensures that both project and statutory requirements are met and works to improve the effectiveness of the systems design function within the company. It is responsible for the system architecture and integration of the solution. It is responsible for design for cost and design for manufacture.

A Systems Engineer may also be required to undertake roles such as Project Engineering Lead, Work Package Manager or Lab Manager for which support development and production programmes ranging from tens of GBPk to several GBPm.

Key responsibilities
  • Develop technical solutions to large and complex engineering problems, following Systems Engineering processes, to ensure customer requirements are satisfied.
  • Develop Systems Engineering artefacts, as required, across the product development lifecycle, to result in a positive project outcome.
  • Provide technical direction and exert technical influence across one or more projects, such that the optimal approach, architecture, design, and implementation are selected.
  • Responsible for the design, development and delivery of Systems Engineering artefacts for one or more projects to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Work closely with the system, hardware and software departments to ensure consistency, design for modularity and re–use, and technical excellence.
  • Plan, co–ordinate and present at internal and external design reviews, to senior management and customers, to ensure a successful event.
  • Actively contribute to and/or lead defined aspects of the project to achieve optimal balance between requirements, schedule and cost.
  • Manage customers and external suppliers to ensure compliance with agreed processes and achievement of project objectives.
  • Generate and review technical proposals, and provide accurate estimates for the associated effort, costs and risks, for bids and proposals, leading to contract awards.
  • Work closely with project management and engineering project leads to create proposals that drive down project costs and increase margin.
  • Estimate time and effort required for systems activities and deliver to these time and effort estimates to ensure cost and schedule adherence.
  • Reviews and approves technical documents; chairs technical reviews for significant deliverables.
  • Explains technically complex concepts clearly to less technical/involved parties.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual to ensure compliance with Government regulations.
  • Provide supervision/mentoring to less senior members of the team.
Personal attributes and skills
  • Degree in an engineering, mathematical or science–based subject or equivalent experience.
  • Experience and a full understanding of Systems Engineering, the V–Model and associated processes/lifecycle.
  • Experience of developing high quality requirements and establishing a fully compliant systems design.
  • Experience in writing high quality technical documentation and the formal technical review of such material.
  • Experience of JAMA and hands–on development of either hardware, software or firmware development, particularly in an embedded environment.
Please note the successful candidate must be able to obtain relevant security vetting level status required for the role.

Relocation Support

Attracting high–level talent and people that can add value and expertise, is vital to our success. Attracting and retaining brilliant people is imperative so that's why we search across the UK for talent. We offer financial support to candidates that are considering relocating; this is considered on a case–by–case basis per role and subject to HMRC guidelines.

Nationality Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role, due to the nature of the programmes we deliver for our customers.

Diverse & Inclusive Employer

Ultra Maritime is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be your best and authentic self.

We promote a workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures; believing that this will increase our diversity of thinking, and ultimately ensure we continue delivering on our commitments to our customers.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and welcome applications from all candidates.

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