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Senior Systems Engineer-1


Cheadle, United Kingdom

As the European number one in defence electronics and the world number two in defence radio communications, Thales is a leading name in the global defence and security markets. In addition to equipping over 40 naval forces across the globe, we have a proud 125-year heritage here in the UK. Today that is represented in our key role delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and our provision of advanced radio equipment to all of the Royal Navy’s surface combatants.

Join us as a key member of the Systems Integration Team based at the Thales site in Manchester. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Thales sites in the UK and overseas.


The Systems Engineering team at Cheadle Heath carry out Systems Engineering activities covering the full lifecycle for Submarine, Surface Ships and Airborne Sonar and Command and Control systems. A vacancy has arisen for a Systems Engineer to lead the Navigation Systems Integration activities, primarily within the growing Above-Water Systems (AWS) side of the business, on a new and exciting programme which concentrates on delivering a complete platform solution

The development and management of Requirements Specifications for the Subsystems level.
Interfacing with the client, to define the content and format of test specifications.
Interface specification definition
Integration testing
Defining of Test Specifications.
Impact Analysis / Variation
Compliance / Customer requirement resolution
Interaction with key stakeholders.
Provide technical specifications.
Keep abreast of technical development both within and outside of the company.
To assist Systems Engineering Group Manager to strengthen the engineering capabilities of the team.

Key Skills and Experience

Demonstrable relevant systems engineering experience in relevant industry
Strong analytical abilities with a methodical approach
Systems interfacing and integration
Complete platform delivery, i.e. platform-integration of equipment from various suppliers
Knowledge of the complete system engineering lifecycle.
Navigation Systems Integration
Radar and navigation systems knowledge
Demonstrable relevant systems engineering experience in the relevant industry
Has a knowledge of Engineering Safety Management
Sub-contract/supplier management
DOORS practitioner (Desirable)
System modelling skills (with either Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect or similar tool)Knowledge of maritime domain operations and/or products
Knowledge of platform C2 systems
Experience of platform-integration activities in dockyards or equivalent
Experience of close-working relationships with Suppliers
Involvement with integration, test and acceptance activities
Qualifications and Certification:

Bachelor’s Degree level, or equivalent, in engineering or relevant scientific discipline

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