Graduate Systems Engineer


Main Role

An early careers opportunity to join us as a Graduate Systems Engineer. You'll further your knowledge and experience within an expanding team to facilitate product growth and development, taking on design and support tasks independently.

Smiths Detection – Making the world a safer place
Every minute of every day, our technology and talented team members help to make the world a safer place.

Main Responsibilities

With support from a Systems Engineer and the System Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Support Systems Engineering activities including requirements capture, architectural design, system compliance, design and legislative compliance.
  • Form Systems schedules detailing the support activities to be undertaken during the new product design cycle. 
  • Track informal & formal review of the environmental, safety and operational health of the design
  • Progress logistics support information such as Reliability studies, Maintainability & Safety aspects
  • Collaborate as a team member to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation
  • Provide support to manufacturing & service
  • Actively communicate with team members within the local engineering team, other disciplines within the department and the wider Smiths Detection community to facilitate the work of the company.
  • Be responsible for personal health & safety of all that may be affected by your activities, arranging appropriate risk assessments whilst working internally & externally for Smiths Detection.

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Our ideal candidates will

  • have a good working knowledge of Systems Engineering techniques 
  • be results focused in order to achieve development schedule
  • work easily across cross-functional project teams 
  • be qualified in an Engineering discipline to degree level or equivalent
  • be a clear communicator, innovator, and analyser.

Education, Skills & Experience


  • Qualified in a Software, Electronics, Mechanical or Systems Engineering discipline to degree level or equivalent
  • Collaborative team worker, individually motivated, able to work well without supervision, and committed to deadlines
  • Positive mindset with enthusiasm to succeed.


  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills that can be applied at all levels in Smiths Detection

Impact and Scope  

  • Has full access to proprietary information on projects, designs, and processes; interprets and applies company policy
  • Interfaces with other Smiths Detection departments including Project Teams, Service, key customers, suppliers and partnering organisations.

Why work at Smiths

  • Our people are an essential part of our success, and we believe in a fair and equitable workplace, where you enjoy being at work and your efforts to deliver for our customers are recognised.
  • We’re committed to employing talented people and enabling them to reach their full potential. We’ll work with you to help you be your best. And to achieve your career goals.
  • Our internal development programmes help you learn the business and build knowledge on key areas such as ethics, safety and unconscious bias.
  • Our people are our sustainable source of competitive advantage. Their hard work and passion brings our business to life. We seek to reward colleagues for their contributions and enable them to share in our success.
  • Flexible working optional
  • Diverse culture.

If you are appointed to this role you will be subject to the successful completion of a Criminal Record Check and will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. 

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How to Apply

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  • Deadline
  • Salary
    £26,000 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
  • Location
    Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Software
  • Systems
Also Accepting...
  • Electrical
  • Mechatronics
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