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Senior Systems Engineer

Location:
Grazeley Green
Company:
Costain

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As Senior Systems Engineer, you will have technical responsibility for the assigned aspects of the definition, design, build, test, commissioning and hand-over of complex infrastructure projects. You'll have previous Systems Engineering experience working in large / complex projects.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

Costain have been contracted to for the design and build of a facility near Reading as well as contracted for the provision of consultancy services The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.

Potential candidates for this role must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance to be able to be considered.


You will:

  • Be responsible to the Principal systems engineer from the project for the consultancy work and a Costain Contract lead for internal arrangements
  • Have technical responsibility for assigned aspects of the definition, design, build, test, commissioning and hand-over of complex infrastructure projects involving the following engineering disciplines: civils, mechanical, electrical, chemical, process, software, human factors, safety and security
  • Appreciates the Systems Engineering v-model and associated engineering principles
  • Accepts assigned roles and tasks, working under limited supervision and direction
  • Regularly exercises technical decision-making authority

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Systems Engineering experience working in large, complex projects
  • Ability to interpret technical contract requirements
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interface with customers, subcontractors and vendors at all levels in engineering and other departments
  • Ability to solve complex and difficult systems engineering problems
  • Ability to apply System Thinking principles and tools in every tasks
  • Ability to solve complex and difficult system design and engineering problems
  • Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing, designing and product development
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management processes and best working practices

Due to the nature of the project, the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance of at least SC level is mandatory from the outset. In order to pass the clearance you must have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years. DV will be required soonest after commencement.


We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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