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Model Based Systems Engineer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Up to £79.17 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace, Engineering
  • Contact: Chris Hill
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 31 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 81972JS_1718794493

Model Based Systems Engineer
Initial 12 Month Contract
£79.17 per hour (Inside IR35)

A global leader in aerospace and defense technology, providing innovative solutions to meet the complex challenges of our customers worldwide. Their mission is to deliver advanced capabilities in areas such as missile defense, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber security.

Job Description: We are seeking highly skilled Model Based Systems Engineers to join dynamic project teams with this global defence giant. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to design, develop, and integrate complex systems, and will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to ensure our systems are efficient, reliable, and innovative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement model-based systems engineering methodologies and frameworks.
  • Create and maintain system models using industry-standard tools such as Cameo, SysML, MATLAB, Simulink, or similar.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define system requirements and specifications.
  • Conduct system architecture design and analysis, ensuring alignment with customer requirements.
  • Perform system integration, verification, and validation activities.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with system design and development.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives in MBSE processes and practices.
  • Document system design and engineering processes for internal and external stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in model-based systems engineering, preferably in the defense, aerospace, or security sectors.
  • Proficiency in using MBSE tools such as Cameo, SysML, MATLAB, Simulink, MagicDraw, or similar.
  • Strong understanding of systems engineering principles, processes, and standards (e.g., ISO/IEC 15288).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think analytically and critically.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced setting.
  • Eligibility to obtain necessary security clearances.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with requirements management tools such as DOORS.
  • Knowledge of software development and coding in languages such as Python, C++, or Java.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
  • Certification in systems engineering (e.g., INCOSE CSEP).

Due to the nature of this role you will need to have excellent team skills, be self-motivated, fast-learning and have the ability to prioritise and manage your own work with minimal guidance.

Please be aware you will will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.