Senior Information Systems Engineering Consultant

City of London
£50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Nicolas Haaker
Clearance Level
Job Type
Senior Information Systems Engineering Consultant

My client is one of the largest consultant engineering firms providing support to Government, Public Services and Regulated Industries including the aerospace and defence markets in the UK with a wide range of expertise. They now require a dynamic and motivated Systems Engineer with experience of ICT systems design and delivery in the defence or central government domain.

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About the Job:

We are looking for dynamic and motivated Information Systems Engineering Consultants to join our rapidly growing team working with our Security & Intelligence clients.

My client's Security and Intelligence account is a successful and rapidly growing part of the business, which has enjoyed significant expansion over the last two years in terms of footprint and capability. You will be part of a high performing consulting community, working alongside top-tier consultants and delivering high quality work for exiting clients helping to keep the UK secure.

You will work on interesting and challenging client projects which could be as part of a single or multi-disciplinary team, often in a mixed stakeholder environment alongside clients and members of other organisations. Due to the sensitive nature of the work you will predominantly be based on client site; either London or Cheltenham.

Full details:

You will possess a range of knowledge, skills and ability to support:-

Delivering and advising on Systems Engineering activities throughout the engineering lifecycle
Communicating complex concepts and solutions in a compelling and straightforward way, yet underpinned by a strong grasp of the detail
Influencing stakeholders and non-technical team members
Supporting the marketing and sales of advisory and implementation Systems Engineering services programmes
Supporting the development of the Systems Engineering capability
A potential for Line Management of other team members or Technical Area Leadership

In addition to client technical delivery, you will be expected to support continued development of Systems Engineering capability through, for example, development of approaches and tools, and potentially assisting with the development and delivery of training. Additionally there will be a need to support or lead business development activities.

My client has key accounts across Central and Local Government, Defence, Aerospace and regulated industries including infrastructure and transportation within the Private Sector providing the successful candidate a unique and varied environment to grow and expand their career.

The requirements

You will be able to demonstrate excellent core competence and experience in delivery of Systems Engineering activities.
Have experience working in Central Government, particularly in the Security and Intelligence agencies
Have led or performed systems engineering activity as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team.
Good first degree in a science, computing or engineering subject and will have relevant system engineering qualifications and membership of professional bodies (e.g. INCOSE)

You will also have a proven track record in a number of the following areas:-

System Engineering Development Methodologies and Tools (Waterfall, Agile RUP, RAD, SSADM, etc.)
Governance Structures between System Engineering Frameworks and complementary structures e.g. P3M, Enterprise Architecture.
System Lifecycle Management including Sourcing Strategy, Design, Build, Test, Deployment and Disposal Management.
Requirements Definition and Management
System Development Testing Strategies, including management of full testing lifecycles (e.g. Unit Testing, System Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Penetration Testing, Operational Acceptance Testing).
Business Analysis
Information Management
Have experience of supporting the delivery and sales of system engineering advisory and implementation services programmes in a "blue chip" consultancy
A solid understanding of programme/project management and how it relates to the execution of Systems Engineering activities
Experience of leading or contributing to bids and tenders.
Have a strong interest and appreciation of technology trends and government IT strategy, such as, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and/or Digital Services.

You will possess:-

An ability for developing and maintaining strong business relationships at all levels

Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement).

An ability to work under broad direction, with a high level of self-initiation.

The following requirements are desirable:


Wider sector experience (Local Government; Regulated Industry; Private sector)

Successful Candidates will be required to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance and offers of employment will be subject to this being granted.


Senior Information Systems Engineering Consultant
Cheltenham or London
Competitive salary + Benefits


Systems, ICT, Design, Delivery, Lifecycle, Architecture, Defence, Requirements, CADMID, MODAF, TOGAF, MOD, ISO15288.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a DV level.

If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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