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Principal Systems Engineer

General information


Ref. 000525


Closing Date: 29/04/2019


Job Description

This Systems Engineering vacancy presents an exciting opportunity for an individual to develop and grow into a pivotal post at Leonardo. The successful candidate will be provided with the appropriate training to eventually take on the leadership for a large variety of technical activities: providing technical support to the Project Office sector of Leonardo, with a focus on legacy systems support including the introduction of new technologies into old equipment.


They should have experience in all aspects of the Systems Engineering lifecycle and be able to support technical activities on current programmes as well as providing support to develop concepts, requirements, architectures and system designs - taking these forward to implementation, integration, test and evaluation. They would be working on projects associated with both internally funded products as well as products directly deliverable to key customers within short timescales and would be joining a dedicated team with a full and stretching workload.



Key Responsibility Areas

  • Supporting the Lead Systems Engineer and undertake own tasks as part of wider programme to integrate new sensor/s into an existing mounted optical system.
  • With an element of mentoring, plan, document, undertake and report Integration, Verification, Qualification and Acceptance Testing of the integration of  new sensors into existing naval mounted optical system (IR, TV and Laser Range Finders)
  • Technical aptitude and willingness to learn about legacy systems and the ability to address the challenges of introducing new technologies into old equipment
  • Knowledge of electro-optic systems TI, TV and LRF, stabilised platforms and gun fire control systems 
  • DOORS experience for Requirements Management and Verification.



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


  • Experience of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, from development and management of requirements (preferably using DOORS) through to acceptance testing.
  • Awareness of Functional analysis and Specification development.
  • The ability to work with other Engineering disciplines and external suppliers/customers.
  • Conducting, analysing and reporting of qualification testing to support design certification.
  • Working knowledge of DOORS for requirements management.



  • Previous experience working with Electro-Optical Systems, CCTV/thermal imaging/Range Finding.
  • Previous experience working on platform integration systems (e.g. naval systems).
  • Experience working on Bids & Proposals and knowledge of military and international specifications and standards is highly desirable.
  • Experience of Model Driven Engineering approaches (eg Rhapsody, Matlab, Simulink) would also be an advantage.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379