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Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.

The Government Solutions Business Unit of Jacobs provides engineering design, construction, planning, support, survey, design-build, project management and/or program management to our defence clients. With more than fifty years of experience across the defence lifecycle, we support client delivery and the associated requirements at every stage of a project.

We have multiple Systems Engineer roles available covering work on a number of Defence Infrastructure and Equipment projects mainly in the Greater Glasgow area although also elsewhere in the UK. We require Systems Engineers who enjoy working with the wider Project Team (including multiple disciplines), who has a commercial understanding as well as knowledge of MoD processes and procedures.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Steering the Systems Engineering principles and processes through the project stakeholder's approval processes

  • Provision of SME advice to project stakeholders and project teams regarding the systems engineering processes

  • Capturing, validating and managing the project's requirements and V&V strategy and planning;

  • Ensuring consistency in approach to system, design and safety requirements capture and tracking;

  • Provision of SME advice and responsibility for interface management of systems;

  • Plan, develop, update Systems Engineering (SE) documentation i.e. RAMPs, SRDs, VVRMs, ITEAP, System Interface Documents, Integration Plans, Test Plans, Test Schedules, Acceptance Case Reports

  • Preparing presentations and representing SE in stakeholder meetings

  • Competency (or better) with IBM Rational DOORS

    Your home office will be Jacobs Glasgow and dependent on role may require periodic or permanent travel to site. Subject to personal circumstances, site roles may be treated as a Jacobs' assignment attracting a standard set of T&Cs for travel and subsistence.Essential:

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognised engineering or science discipline

  • Knowledge, skills and competencies of SE principles, processes and products

  • Ability to develop and apply Systems Thinking

  • Ability to form working relationships within a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Ability to represent SE in stakeholder reviews/meetings

  • Ability to undertake travel to site

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • UK National with ability to apply for SC Clearance


  • Master's degree in SE discipline

  • 3 plus years of experience as an SE practitioner

  • Knowledge of the Knowledge in Defence (KiD) principles, processes and products

  • Previous SE role on a Ministry of Defence (MoD) project

  • Leadership and facilitation of development workshops

  • Experience of capability definition

  • Membership of an appropriate professional body

    Our Culture:

    At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

    We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall.

    We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

    To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

    Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

    JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.
  • Job Sector
    IT & Telecoms
    Job Position
    Software Engineer
    Faslane Bay, United Kingdom Show on map
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