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Systems Engineering Consultant - ICT

  • Job reference: AD-000203
  • Sector: Management Consultancy
  • Location: Cheltenham, London
The opportunity
 
Our Defence account is a successful and growing part of our business, which is expanding in terms of both footprint and capability. We have built a high quality consulting team, attracting top-tier consultants and delivering high quality work.
 
We are now looking for a dynamic and motivated Systems Engineer to join our team. Ideally you will have experience of ICT systems design & delivery in the Defence domain across different parts of the life cycle. We are also happy to consider wider central government experience. As well as technical ability, this client-side role requires excellent communication skills in order to operate in demanding and complex Stakeholder environments. We are particularly interested in individuals who have practical experience of applying the following architectural approaches: MOD SE Processes, ISO 15288, CADMID, MODAF and TOGAF. Due to the sensitive nature of the client’s work, delivery is likely primarily to be on client site.
 
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a robust knowledge of Systems Engineering principles and practices in addition to a high quality track record in ICT systems Architecture & Engineering. You will be an influencer, shaper and comfortable operating in fluid and uncertain environments.  You will also be responsible for developing propositions and thought leadership
 
Atkins is a major supplier to the Public Sector and we have key accounts across Central and Local Government, Public Services, Regulated Industries, as well as the Private Sector. Our Aerospace, Defence & Technology (ADS&T) business delivers client side consulting, with a primary focus on programme and project delivery, technology enabled transformation, strategy development, business change management and implementation.
 
This is an exciting time in Strategic Technology Consulting, and the role will provide significant development opportunities that arise through working in a growth area in an expanding team.  As well as technical delivery, you will be expected to support development of the capability through, for example, development of propositions and thought leadership and potentially assisting with the development and delivery of training. Additionally there will be a need to support or lead business development activities through leading or contributing to proposal development.
 
Applicants for this position must have the right to work in the UK without restriction and will be required to undergo security clearance to SC Level.
 
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The requirements
 
You will be able to demonstrate excellent core competence and experience in ICT Systems Architecture & Engineering, with a solid Systems Engineering and related activities (e.g. IT Governance, Enterprise & Solution Architecture, Service Oriented Architectures). Additionally, we are also looking for people with experience and skills in developing business relationships, are strong team members with a passion for delivering great work.
 
You will have a proven track record in some or all of the following areas:-
 
Design & Delivery of complex systems throughout the life cycle, applying Systems Engineering and architecture development methods and tools; particularly those in use in the development of ICT capabilities and mixed technology systems
An understanding of a range of architecture development approaches, the factors involved in choosing the right approach and when and how they might be tailored;
System Lifecycle Management including Sourcing Strategy, Design, Build, Test, Deployment and Disposal Management.
Requirements Definition and Management
System Development Testing Strategies, including management of full test & release lifecycles
Central Government experience, particularly in the Defence sector; some additional wider sector experience (Local Government; Regulated Industry; Private sector) is desirable.
Ability to influence and communicate effectively with different levels of stakeholder
An ability to communicate complex concepts in compelling ways
Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement).
Some experience of business analysis or information management would be an advantage
A high level of self-initiation and enthusiasm;
A solid understanding of programme/project management and how it relates to the execution of Systems Engineering and architecture activities
Good first degree (or equivalent) with relevant system engineering qualifications and membership of professional bodies (e.g. BCS, INCOSE)
Knowledge and experience of new technology trends and disruptive technologies, including cloud, government ICT strategy, social, big data and digital services

Training
 
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.
 
Rewards and Benefits
 
Please refer to our website for details of our flexible benefits package which includes the opportunity to purchase an additional 15 days holiday each year.