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Systems Engineer

  • Job reference: AD-001026
  • Sector: Management Consultancy
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is growing and we are looking for Consultants to join our Systems Discipline team. In our business we thrive on solving complex and interesting problems for a variety of clients both in the private and public sector in a wide variety of environments, including maritime, air, land and joint, information, cyber and cognitive. Our aim is to develop the right solution with, and for, our clients. We deliver this through our world leading Systems Disciplines.

Our business covers Consultancy, Client Support and Service Provision for:

  • Systems Engineering (covering Capability, Systems of System and System Engineering , Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture)
  • Change Management (Programme and Project Management)
  • Through-life Capability Management and In-Service Optimisation
  • Digital, Information and Communication Systems and Services
  • Software Acquisition Management and Software Development

Our client base is large and varied and our work is stimulating, challenging and rewarding. If you are ready to take on a challenge, responsibility and gain valuable professional experience in this complex changing world then we want to hear from you. 

The role

You will be required to work with our clients to develop solutions to complex problems. You will work with our integrated teams of experts and practitioners in projects and programmes following a multitude of lifecycle methods including agile and more traditional approaches.

The role provides the individual with development opportunities and you are encouraged to have an innovative and entrepreneurial attitude.


Applicants are expected to demonstrate a range of abilities to undertake and support:

  • Stakeholder management across our clients and partners.
  • Problem discovery and definition.
  • Development of solutions to complex problems in balance with performance, cost, time and risk.
  • Planning and implementation of chosen solutions.
  • Communicating complex concepts and solutions in a compelling and straightforward way.
  • Influencing stakeholders and non-technical team members
  • Marketing and promoting our Systems Engineering consultancy and implementation Services.
  • Line Management in our Systems Disciplines.
  • Knowledge and experience in the state of the art and emerging technologies which can satisfy our client’s needs.

You will be required to be flexible in terms of work location and travel. If deployed at client site you should be geographically mobile and be prepared to work on-site anywhere in the UK.

The requirements of the role


  • Degree qualified in an Engineering/Mathematical, Software or Scientific Discipline or have equivalent experience. A relevant higher degree and/or professional qualification, e.g. CEng, would be an advantage.
  • Experience of military systems, equipment and technologies.
  • Experience of Digital, Information and Communications systems, equipment and technologies.
  • Experience of the application of Systems or Software Engineering principles, skills and practices (in accordance with recognised frameworks and standards e.g. ISO 15288:2015 or TOGAF 9.1 and Agile methods).
  • A good understanding of the principles, guidelines and methods used in the specification and acquisition of military capability, systems and services.
  • Track record of effective liaison with clients and their stakeholders.
  • Experience of interpreting client’s requirements and capability needs. Able to collect, assess and interpret client information in order to provide consultancy advice as appropriate, using data from previous projects, industry, internal experts and published sources.
  • Knowledge and experience of Systems Engineering tools and techniques (including MBSE) to capture, engineering and manage requirements
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of stakeholder
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team.


  • Knowledge and experience and skills in Systems Engineering modelling languages such as UML, SysML, NAF, ArchiMate v3.1 and tools such as SPARX Enterprise Architect, BiZZDesign Enterprise Studio, ARIS, PTC Integrity Modeller, MEGA, DOORS requirement management tool, including DXL programming.
  • Knowledge and experience in a consultancy environment, with a proven ability to act as a technical team member.
  • Knowledge and experience of project costs.
  • Experience and skill in MS Office toolset, including Visio, Project and/or SharePoint
  • Experience of leading or contributing to bids and tender
  • Additionally, we are also looking for people with the experience and skills in developing business relationships.
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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