Senior Systems Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, Reading, Mancheste, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
Job number: 

Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.

Main Function of Job

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Engineer – Systems to join our growing Systems Integration team. This position will suit a committed and ambitious engineer who can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in growing a dynamic high-performance team.


Main Duties

The Senior Engineer – Systems will typically be accountable for delivering high quality Requirements, integration, interface management and Verification & Validation services to our clients, including:

  • Deploy high standards of technical practice in Systems Engineering, including having a working knowledge of relevant standards and codes of practice including BS/EN 50126/8/9, ISO/IEC 15288, ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, CSM-RA and Railway Interoperability Regulation.  
  • Working closely with Stakeholders to elicit requirements, ensuring the resulting requirements are clear and unambiguous.
  • Development and implementation of processes to capture, manage and validate requirements, inclusive of establishing measures to assess the quality of Requirements.

Establishing processes to ensure traceability from client needs to detailed engineering requirements through application of an appropriate requirements structure.

  • Identifying, developing, and leading on integration, interface and system assurance activities and tasks as necessitated by the complexity, novelty and level of risk on a project.
  • Establishing robust and appropriate verification and validation systems and processes for projects and programmes.
  • Working with project teams to ensure there is robust evidence of validation and verification of Requirements.
  • Promoting the use of Requirements, V&V and system level assurance principles throughout project teams and presenting to clients and stakeholders the value of robust Requirements and V&V processes.
  • Is aware of systems engineering and integration specialisms (System Safety, Security, HF, RAM) and can demonstrate understanding in one or more areas.
  • Able to tailor and scale the systems engineering service offering to clients in terms of the breadth, depth and competence needs necessary for successful delivery


  • Resource management of delivery within time and budget.
  • Establishing and maintaining good relationships all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company and fostering collaborative working practices with project teams and stakeholders



SYSTRA Ltd and its employees subscribe to the six key Industry Safety Rules.


  • Commitment (Safety is the first consideration in everything we do, if it isn't safe, we don't do it)
  • Leadership (Safety begins at the top - we walk the talk and set a visible example)
  • Openness (Safety is openness - information is shared and investigation conclusions are open to all parties)
  • Reporting (Safety is knowledge - we report every incident and take immediate remedial action)
  • Responsibility (Safety is everyone's responsibility - we learn from mistakes and will not tolerate negligence)
  • Measurement (Safety needs a common measure - we shall use lost time, accidents and other appropriate measures)


Taking immediate action to deal with any threat to safety


The post holder is responsible for


  • Their own safety and the safety of all employees and contractors;
  • Being a role model for safety through strict compliance with safety requirements
  • Ensuring the application of the safety policy in production
  • Ensuring that the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies are implemented in production
  • Ensuring the application of appropriate safety controls and technical assurance in production
  • Monitoring safety certification according to UK regulations,
  • Ensure appropriate technical resources are allocated to the project
  • Implementing training plans and general awareness of staff in safety
  • Performing hierarchical safety checks and also ensuring that each line manager does the same
  • Support the technical director to ensure overseas production centres are briefed on all relevant standards, guidelines and procedures

Special Circumstances




  • Good working knowledge of the DOORS™ Requirements Management system
  • Demonstrable experience in requirements engineering
  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required
  • Ability to work from home



  • Able to undertake overseas assignments where required


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.