Systems Engineering Manager – Derby

Current Vacancies

Role Overview

The Systems Engineering Manager will report to the Engineering Manager, and will lead a systems engineering team that comprises roughly 10 systems developers & systems engineers. The successful candidate will plan, drive & coordinate critical development activities including requirements definition, architecture design, system requirements compliance & system change control.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as:

  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System
  • Defining systems engineering work needed on the programme throughout the lifecycle and working with planning and finance functions to develop coherent affordable systems engineering plan
  • Delivering a systems engineering plan to the programme in line with cost, schedule and quality requirements
  • Provide leadership and technical direction for assigned program tasks and personnel
  • Lead systems development, requirements definition and requirements compliance processes
  • Provide Systems Lifecycle leadership across subsystem and system levels to ensure development, integration, verification, test and acceptance work in a coordinated manner
  • Delivery of contracted and systems engineering artefacts and reports to the programme and customer
  • Promoting professional growth through timely performance feedback, coaching, and counselling
  • Supporting the Change Manager and Project Manager in the development of impact assessments for change requests coming from customers; this will include development of cost and schedule as well as technical impacts
  • Leading system change within the project Change Control Process and chairing Change Control Boards
  • Developing and maintaining system configuration baselines through formal deliveries


Key Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience of Engineering leadership or management within multi-site, multi-component software intensive, safety related, high availability programmes
  • Experience and solid understanding of implementing BS EN50128 and BS EN50126
  • Experience of Requirements Capture / Management across the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Experience of Systems Test, Design and Integration on complex parallel development programmes
  • Knowledge of DOORS and its implementation for requirements management
  • Knowledge of UML/SysML
  • Experience of System Configuration, Baseline Management and control, and working on Software Development programmes
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication ability
  • Previous experience in development of Railway Signalling products & technology is desirable
  • Knowledge of railway standards is desirable
  • Chartered Engineer status is desirable


Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary an discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 37.5 hours per year
  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members
  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee)

  • Cycle To Work
  • Gym Membership
  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
  • Health screening


Company Overview

We have been producing industry leading software products since 2000. Our expertise lies in developing and supplying dedicated products and services, designed to improve the supervision and control of railways worldwide.

Our success lies in the strength of our relationships with our customers and with our colleagues throughout Europe. We work to meet and exceed market requirements by producing only the very best software products: on time and to the most exacting standards.

Our head office is located in Bradford on Avon, England and we have further offices in Plymouth and Derby, England.

We are always happy to hear from people who are customer focused and keen to produce high-end, added value software products.