Principal Systems Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, York or Manchester, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as HS2 and TransPennine Route Upgrade Project, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team across various offices, working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team as well as conventional rail projects, by recruiting an experienced Principal Systems Engineer.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Systems/Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Principal Systems Engineer to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.




Principal Systems Engineer will be accountable for the delivering high quality Systems Engineering services to our clients, including:


  • Developing appropriate Systems Engineering processes for projects.
  • Leadership of a team of the Systems Engineers which will include:
    • Requirements Engineering (RE).
    • Integrated Systems Design (SD).
    • Systems Analysis e.g., Functional, Physical, Performance.
    • Systems Modelling.
    • Systems Integration (SI).
    • Product Integration.
    • Design to Cost / Value Engineering (DtC).
    • Configuration and Change Control Management (CM & CC).
    • Verification and Validation (V&V).
    • Specialist Systems Engineering discipline activities (e.g., Safety, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, EMC, Human Factors, etc.)
  • Delivery of Systems Engineering Deliverables within time and budget.
  • Maintaining competence framework For Systems Engineering Resources
  • Establishing and maintaining good relationships all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company
  • Working collaboratively with Project teams and stakeholders





  • Engineering Degree in a relevant subject
  • Post graduate qualification in Systems Engineering desirable
  • Experience of Systems Engineering on Large Railway projects including at least some of the following:
    • Requirements and V&V
    • Systems Integration
    • Interface management
    • System Architectures
    • Common Safety Method
    • Interoperability
    • Security
    • Human Factors


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services, and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.



Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.