Job Descriptions

13 Oct 2021

Hardware Engineer (Lead - Training & Simulation Team)

Elbit Systems UK Stand: S9

We are deliveing a £1bn training contract with the Royal Navy as part of a consortia with Capita, Raytheon and Fujitsu. The FSS solution is based on our current capabilities, and so the task is to be part of the intricate design, development and integration of current capabilities, and work with sub-contractors and remote teams to provide a new synthetic solution for the Royal Navy – requiring knowledge transfer, equipment development and design, software integration, test, evaluation and acceptance and line management. 

Location - Bristol with essential travel to additional sites within the UK as and when required, occasional international travel 

Reports to – Engineering Manager - FSS 

Security Clearance requirements:  

  • Be eligible for security clearance up to UK Secret  

  • British National  

  • No Dual Nationalities (ITAR Constraint)  


The Lead Simulation Hardware Engineer will be the first point of contact for the team, providing HW support and HW Engineering expertise for the Selborne Project as well as other simulation projects. The role will provide support to the team during system design and integration for of all system components covering desktop assets, visual display system, simulation hardware, peripheral devices and servers. 

The Lead Simulation Hardware Engineer will:   

  • Plan and conduct HW engineering tasks requiring judgement in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of system HW designs to meet the agreed requirements.  

  • Be part of a team doing a major part of the simulation system engineering and integration work on a large project and to co-ordinate allocated resources.  

  • Control multi-disciplinary systems integration (“System of Systems”) 

  • Perform customer requirement analysis and providing technical solutions 

  • Contribute to project meetings and to deliver detailed technical and progress reports 

  • Managing sub-contractors providing H/W or other systems 

  • To support the smooth running of the various IT systems within the Selborne installation.  

  • Proactively seek out any areas for improvement and make recommendations.  

  • Respond to technical problems in a timely manner and escalate when required.  

  • To prepare and maintain appropriate documentation of tasks associated with the operation of the Selborne IT System.  

  • Liaise with support contract suppliers regarding hardware / software / integration problems.  

  • Ensure the company meets all its IT security obligations 

  • Setup and maintain a build configuration record, tracking/recording hardware changes in/to the system design, maintaining an as built record. 

  • Continually attain satisfactory compliance with Quality, Safety, Security and HSE requirements.  

ESUK is a close-knit team, with team strengths coming from different cultures and experiences, and so a good communicator and manager is important, along with experience of managing high performing teams – under time and delivery pressures, along with the added ingredient of location changes.  

To be successful in this role it is likey you'll bring a good mix of the competencies below: -   

  • HW engineering experience (commercial, v-model)  

  • Configuration Management 

  • Experience of Installing and configuring computer systems  

  • Proficient in customer requirement analysis 

  • Competent in problem solving and analytical techniques in a methodical and logical manner 

  • Experience in network design and configuration  

  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts 

  • Ability to diagnose and solve hardware/software faults, escalating when necessary  

  • Experience of VMware vSphere administration 

  • Facility requirements definition 

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail    

  • Excellent communication skills, able to articulate ideas and plans clearly to personnel at all levels within the organisation 

  • Working Tools – Visio, MS Office 

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