Permanent contract
Posted on 28/02/2021

Capabilities System Engineer

System Engineering

Capabilities System Engineer

SII Services are looking for a leadership/Subject Matter Expert to aid in the development of the next generation of Naval Sonars (Variable Depth and Hull Mount Sonars technology). You will be immersed within a prime program developing sonar technology. In this role, you will be customer facing engaging with key partners throughout the industry; providing the thought-leadership required to develop the operational concepts; identifying and securing internal/external R&D programmes to develop these systems and working with other Capability Managers/domain experts to develop a coherent and compelling product portfolio.


The Capabilities System Engineer will support the UK activities in the following areas:

  • Providing expert knowledge of sonar technology.
  • Working with the Marketing Team to engage with Customers and Partners to develop the Naval Sonar market
  • Provide technical and thought leadership in bids to secure R&D programmes.
  • Keeping appraised of technical developments and future technology to ensure that the product portfolio evolves through both progressive and disruptive innovation.
  • Identifying competitive / technical threats to the strategy and mitigating these where possible.
  • Providing technical governance of engineering activities on various Naval Sonar programmes.
  • Identification and mitigation of Technical Risk.


Educational Requirements:


  • Degree in a relevant subject (Engineering or Computer Science) or equivalent qualification / experience.

Technical Requirements: 


  • Experience in delivering Systems Engineering duties over the Systems Engineering Lifecycle preferably with previous authority over designs/architecture.
  • Experience in the operation or development of naval sonars is desirable.
  • An understanding of software, electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering – desirable
  • Able to travel to UK and worldwide destinations when required.

* If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance, please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar, however certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

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