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Systems Engineer - R0040551

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Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales - Who are We?

Together, we clarify the confoundingly complicated problems our customers face across the realms of engineering and technology. So whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate, join us. Because together, we are Thales.

Thales UK has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Systems Engineering Team in Crawley. This role will be working within one of or growing business units, Maritime Mission Systems (MMS); a team dedicated to working on some of the next generation, cutting edge sonar technologies. Our Systems team provide innovative solutions to the full engineering life cycle for Submarine, Surface Ship, Airborne and Minewarfare sonar systems, Command and Control and full Combat Systems.

This role would suit a Graduate ready to complete their studies in 2019, looking to kick start their career, or individuals with foundational experience in a related Engineering discipline with a desire to undertake a role in System Engineering.

A wealth of opportunities for a rewarding career in engineering are yours – join us!

About the role:

Working and supported by our team of experts, you will take on a variety of responsibilities which will form part of the core of your development. You will collaborate with wider Engineering teams in Cheadle as well as work with teams across other locations.

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • System definition activities – requirements definition, functional and physical definitions.
  • Engagement with, and presentation to, the Customer & End-User.
  • Analysis of system performance.
  • Product development; research & development.
  • Monitoring of emerging detailed design within various implementation teams – acoustic, hardware, mechanical, software etc.
  • Preparation of infeed to system level-design reviews.
  • Integration, Verification, Validation & Qualification (IVVQ) planning and execution, including platform trials from time-to-time.
  • Preparation for requirements sell-off and contract acceptance with Customer.

This role presents ample opportunity to learn and develop in Systems Engineering; unlike our Graduate programme you will not rotate around on placement.

Skills, experience & qualifications

Thales is committing to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with a willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. We are open to all applications from individuals who have a real interest to learn and succeed in a career in Systems Engineering with either relevant education or experience in a relevant scientific discipline e.g. systems, software, hardware, electrical/electronics, mechanical, communications etc. We would not expect anyone to hold all of the below, but below are some of the key attributes we are looking for in our Systems Engineer:

  • Relevant experience gained through academic or work-place activities, e.g. modelling, project work, analysis, etc.
  • Knowledge of acoustic design and/or performance in underwater environment.
  • MatLab, or equivalent, experience.
  • Personal drive and ambition to develop systems engineering skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities with a methodical approach.
  • System modelling skills.
  • Demonstrable experience working as part of a team.


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Job ID Number: R0040551
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Templecombe (Somerset)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Systems

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