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Systems Engineer



Due to upcoming projects and supporting continued growth, Stirling Dynamics are looking for talented Systems Engineers to join our Systems & Safety team supporting key defence/military projects in the marine systems engineering domain. We are looking for both permanent employees and contractors.

This role will be predominantly based in our Bristol offices with occasional travel to our clients’ sites as required. As part of our commitment to flexibility for our staff, employees will be able to work from home for part of the week should they wish to (subject to approval).


As part of the Systems & Safety team, our Systems Engineers are responsible for the delivery of systems support to our business and our clients which will includes activities such as:

  • Creation of technical specifications at platform, system and/or equipment level,
  • Requirement creation and management at platform, system and/or equipment level,
  • Supporting system/equipment design, development & certification activities
  • Supporting system and equipment level modifications
  • Working to resolve in-service issues
  • Preparation and/or checking of documentation for the equipment/system design process
  • Running/supporting/attending internal/external design reviews
  • Supporting test planning activities, test analysis and documentation
  • Preparation of certification test reports and certification summary documentation
  • Preparation of test reports and summary documentation


Candidates will ideally be degree qualified, in a related discipline, and have knowledge/experience of civil or military aerospace related systems engineering principles, processes and standards.

Specific skills/knowledge/experience should include:

  • Platform/system/equipment design and development for marine programmes,
  • Marine systems architecture modelling, design and development,
  • CADMID life-cycle,
  • RBE – Requirements Based Engineering,
  • MBSE – Model Based Systems Engineering,
  • Awareness of Defence Standards e.g. 00-56, 00-55, 00-51, 05-057, Mil Std e.g. 882E,
  • International standards e.g. IEC 61508, IEC 62368,
  • Working within a quality system environment, such as AS9100, ISO9001,
  • Ability to lead activities within a team, work package creation, management, and delivery


The personal qualities of the candidates will be key to success in this role which demands a self-motivated attitude, a professional approach, and good organisational skills. Candidates must be able to identify with the characteristics and qualities detailed below:

  • An ability to manage multiple tasks, to work independently when required, and the organisation and drive to follow defined processes through to a successful outcome
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including a diplomatic and professional approach when dealing with people
  • The confidence to challenge practices and the willingness to question to gain a full understanding of issues
  • The capability to work efficiently and accurately, with an attention to detail, and the discipline to self-manage


Pay & Benefits – Competitive Package

Department – Systems & Safety

Reporting to – Technical Manager (Systems & Safety)

Location – Bristol

Contract type – Permanent / Contractor

Job Reference – 21/32

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