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Systems Engineer

Atkins Stand: S19

Love solutions that make our world a better place?

Join our organisation, where we have a huge variety of projects on-the-go at any one time. So when you start this role with us, it could take your career wherever your interests lie. You'll find everyone here is willing to pitch in and help because we all want you to succeed, and we're ready to help you grow.

When it comes to living your life, we want you to get the most out of it. So, talk to us about all our flexible and remote working policies that can support your personal priorities. Also, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality, as well as being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer’.

As a Junior Systems Engineer in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) you'll have all the support you need to succeed. Working in a team that uses Systems thinking, you'll analyse, assess and develop ways to mitigate safety, environmental and cyber threats. And with the huge variety of projects we have on the go – from local schemes to high profile programmes – you'll always have something challenging to get involved in.

Our client base is large and varied and our work is stimulating, challenging and rewarding. If you are ready to take on a challenge, responsibility and gain valuable professional experience in this complex changing world then we want to hear from you.

Your purpose:

Our Systems Thinkers and Engineers work on tasks ranging from small consultancy projects to large multi-disciplinary programmes and may need to balance their time across concurrent projects. Responsibilities typically include:

  • Stakeholder management across our clients and partners.
  • Problem discovery and definition.
  • The development of solutions to complex problems in balance with performance, cost, time and risk and using our knowledge and experience in the state-of-the-art and emerging technologies.
  • The planning and implementation of solutions.
  • Communicating complex concepts in a compelling and straightforward way.
  • Influencing stakeholders and non-technical team members.
  • Influencing the direction of Systems Engineering and introducing Systems Thinking to new industries.

What you can bring?

Essential -

  • Degree qualified, or equivalent depth of experience. We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate that their degree and experience has equipped them for creative and Systems Thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusted relationships.
  • Ability to tailor the presentation of ideas to non-technical and senior stakeholders.
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Experience and skill with the MS Office toolset.
  • Willingness to acquire knowledge on how to apply Systems Thinking, and Systems Engineering tools and techniques.
  • Effective and creative written and oral communication skills.

Desirable -

  • Degree in a STEM subject may be an advantage.

If you like -

  • Making a difference that benefits the world around you.
  • Working with people in multi-disciplinary teams to identify problems and solutions.
  • Using big-picture and holistic thinking to identify interactions between people, technology and the world.
  • Creative thinking and finding innovative ways to visualise complex ideas.
  • Explaining and communicating ideas through storytelling.

If you think that -

  • The issues and concerns of society and industry cannot be addressed by technology alone.
  • Technology is part of the solution, including application of emerging technologies such as cyber, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big-data, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing and 5G.
  • Solutions need to be designed to account for human behaviour, future scientific discovery and technology development, the environment and climate change, and political and social pressures.

What you can gain?

  • The skills and tools necessary to tackle tomorrow’s problems today.
  • The opportunity to become a Systems Thinker and Engineer for SNC Lavalin (Atkins).
  • A career path to becoming a Systems Thinker and Engineer, including opportunities.

For Mentoring -

  • To study for NVQ Level 7 Apprenticeship (Master’s degree equivalent) in Systems Engineering.
  • To work towards certification and chartership qualifications, (with INCOSE for example).
  • The opportunity to work with a range of clients across the Defence, Energy, Transport, Aerospace and Security sectors.
  • The opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of roles throughout your career with us.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

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