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Senior Systems Engineer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Function: Embedded Systems & Electronics
  • Contact: Paul Coates
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07947 342592
  • Expiry Date: 29 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 59319

Jonathan Lee Recruitment are currently looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who will be responsible overseeing Electronic Engineering products through design and development, concept through to implementation. The products may include fixed or portable computer systems as well as custom electronics solutions. The Senior Systems Engineer should be suitably experienced in Electronics Engineering and computer systems product development/management.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

-Overseeing the design and development, testing (functional, EMC and environmental), implementation and production of bespoke products to meet client requirements, including aspects of project management.

-Effectively oversee various product qualification testing - CE, EMC, LVD and environmental ensuring all relevant documentation is completed.

-Liaise with colleagues and project teams to ensure control over product development processes.

-Creating and maintaining technical wiring diagrams.

-Oversee and control BOM (Bill of Materials) procedures using MRP System.

-Apply the Engineering Change Control Process to effectively introduce design changes.

-Provide technical support, as required, to the Purchasing department/Supply Chain.

-Work in harmony with component suppliers; maintaining strong working relationships.

-Identify and assess alternative electrical cables/components for use as necessary.

- Help achieve overall business objectives; meeting and exceeding client expectations in relation to design, development, testing, manufacturing, customer support etc.

-Work closely with Production to oversee the smooth transfer of products through in to manufacture


Key Skills and Candidate Requirements:

The candidate must be a UK citizen, with Security Clearance (or be able to gain Security Clearance).

-Able to effectively oversee complex electronic product development at all stages.

-Extensive knowledge of computer systems.

-Extensive electronics engineering experience, with the ability to understand, specify and review circuit diagrams and the resultant PCB layout.

-Able to understand a wiring diagrams and carry out system integration and equipment wiring.

-Proven knowledge of system and equipment wiring.

-Proven ability to carry out qualification and/or verification testing.

-Understanding of relevant documentation and the standards (including military standards) testing be completed to.

-Good understanding and experience of electronic components.

-Able to understand electrical / electronic component data sheets.

-Able to understand and interpret circuit diagrams.

-Familiar with instrumentation / test equipment: oscilloscopes, multi-meters, temperature sensors etc. and how to connect and use them.

-Experienced with Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Project.


Suitably qualified and experienced Senior System Engineers should apply by contacting Paul Coates at Jonathan Lee Recruitment 01926 963 292 or by emailing their CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.