Systems Design Engineer

Job Role: Systems Design Engineer (3 positions available including Senior Systems Engineer & Principal Systems Engineer)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Salary: £45K - £65K plus benefits

Industry: Aerospace & Defence (Must be available to be SC Cleared)

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has engaged with a key client and a global leading consultancy and service providers who lead and support award winning businesses across the planet with key and critical projects. Due to winning new business and continuous company growth, my client is looking for new talent within Systems Engineering for permanent roles. An option for contract may be considered. As the Systems Design Engineer, you will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Role Overview :

We have requirements for individuals at 3 different levels within the systems engineering organisation, based on skill set and experience.

Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer/ Senior Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer with experience of system/ sub-system requirements definition, requirements capture/ management, systems architecture and interface definition of complex, high-reliability systems. Ideally we are looking for RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems experience but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered

Job Responsibilities

  • Will vary depending on level of experience, but main responsibilities may include:
  • Capture the Radar or Electro-optics system design as system requirements
  • Allocate system level requirements to sub-systems based on the system architecture
  • Requirements capture/management using DOORS
  • Support the implementation of system level requirements
  • Collaboration with software and hardware teams to define efficient implementations and optimisations of the radar design
  • Definition of System interface requirements

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required


  • 2:1 honours degree or better in a relevant STEM-based subject
  • Systems design experience of complex, high-reliability systems (ideally RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems)
  • Experience of system/ sub-system level requirements definition
  • Experience of system/ sub-system level interface definition
  • Experience of Requirements Engineering and/ or management
  • Ability to generate clear, concise and testable requirements
  • Previous experience of Requirements management tools, e.g. DOORS (preferred), Jama, Enterprise Architect, etc
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


  • Previous experience of RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems design
  • Generation of system/ sub-system architectures
  • Modelling components of the System design using Matlab/ Simulink
  • MBSE (Model Based System Engineering)
  • Experience of defining verification methods for systems/ sub-systems requirements and establishing traceability of requirements
  • Experience of Verification Matrix definition



  • 2:1 or better Honours degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng)
  • UK/ EU citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance
  • Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage

Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more information and apply!



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.

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