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Systems Engineer - Aerospace - Aldershot or Bristol

  • Job reference: AD-000478
  • Sector: Aerospace, Aviation, Defence, Security
  • Location: Bristol, Aldershot
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Why not...

Our systems and safety assurance teams are currently experiencing significant demands to support exciting and world leading projects. We are interested in hearing from engineers and scientists with experience of military and civil systems, software and complex hardware development, assurance and certification activities to support current and emergent opportunities.

As engineering professionals and recognised leaders in the area of critical systems, we are passionate about what we do, developing innovative and pragmatic solutions to address challenging problems, supporting our clients and supporting each other to ensure our own personal growth and development. If you want to work in an exciting, rewarding environment with like-minded professional people and for a company which will support your development then we are keen to speak to you.



You will work on a range of client facing projects, large and small, and may also be expected to contribute to winning new business and managing tasks. To be successful in this role you need to be proactive and have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently. Your key responsibilities will encompass the following:

Preparing detailed technical reports and presenting the findings of systems and engineering analyses to both internal and external customers.

Building sustainable relationships with customers, stakeholders and experts.

Working with senior staff on thought leadership activities on software and complex hardware assurance and safety in an environment where systems are increasingly more complex and where interfaces and systems vary depending on the operational requirement; preparing policy documents.

As you gain experience, providing independent advice on safety critical systems, software and complex hardware and a drive to develop and seek out new opportunities and techniques for continuous improvement.

You will be based at either our Bristol or Aldershot office; our projects may require some working on client sites and overnight stays.

The Requirements


BEng or BSc (Hons) in an engineering/science discipline or equivalent engineering experience.

To be able to evaluate and assess the implications relating to compliance and deviations for systems and or software.

Curious and insightful, you are always developing new skills and expertise.

Excellent team working and communication skills; where you embrace the diversity of people and their viewpoints and capitalise on your people skills to support your work.

Able to work effectively to defined timescales.

An interest and desire to work within a defence, aerospace or other relevant safety related sector.

Highly Desirable

A pragmatic and quick learner able to support and evaluate problems relating to complex safety and software intensive systems.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Be familiar with one of the following languages: VHDL, C, C++, Java, ADA or C#.

Understand key safety and certification management systems and strategies and processes and techniques.

You are able to research evidence, filter relevant information and articulate it in clear and concise manner.


Chartered Engineer, or working towards chartered status. An Electronic Engineering or Computer Science degree would be ideal

Masters level qualification in software engineering
Membership of an engineering institution
Experience of creating and maintaining safety cases and safety case reports

Experience of conducting independent technical evaluation tasks.


You will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.



Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.


About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies; it is the UK's 3rd largest engineering consultancy. As such, we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical projects. We currently have 9,591 staff in the UK and Europe with an annual turnover of £943.6m (as at 31 March 2016). Atkins is a FTSE 250 Plc.

Our Aerospace and Defence businesses provide consultancy advice and engineering expertise to the public, regulated and private sectors. The multidisciplinary nature of our work allows us to draw on expertise from across Atkins to deliver complex projects both in the UK and in support of our other businesses overseas. Our projects cover a wide range of engineering domains, including:

- Systems Engineering and Assurance
- Software and Complex Hardware Engineering
- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Safety and Supportability
- Asset Management and Assurance-
- Security
- Information / communication systems.
- Programme and Project Management

The work is always challenging and evolving, but if you’re ready to take on a challenge and assume technical, commercial and project responsibility to your full potential, then Atkins is a great place to further your career in engineering.

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