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Job Title:
Systems Engineer

The client:

Dräger is a leader in the design and manufacture of medical and safety technology products. In so doing, they protect, support, and save people's lives around the world in hospitals, with fire departments, emergency services, authorities, and in mining as well as industry. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Dräger has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is present in over 190 countries around the globe.

The site at Blyth is the centre of excellence for the R&D and manufacture of safety equipment used by doctors, firefighters, the oil and gas sector and the police.

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the role of Systems Engineer plays a crucial role in ensuring a clear systems specification is in place for every project for every customer. Working closely throughout the business you will provide effective challenge and influence from concept to finished product. With a strong focus on market and customer needs you will have an overall technical responsibility with regards to all relevant systems and products within the product portfolio. You will act as the technical voice of the customer on the site to ensure specific requirements are effectively developed and documented to continue to improve effectiveness.

About you:

As a degree qualified systems engineer, you will have experience in the strategic and operational development and documentation of technical specifications to meet customer requirements. With well-developed communication skills you will demonstrate the ability to effectively challenge/influence other managers within Dräger and provide a high quality of service to customers. Previous experience in the design/development of complex equipment with multi-disciplinary components (including mechanical, electrical, electronics, controls, software, firmware etc.) will enable you to add value to the complex product portfolio for this safety critical product.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the North East's most successful and innovative businesses as they continue to drive to maintain their position at the forefront of the industry.

To find out more about the job opportunity please click here.

Job Title:
Systems Engineer
£44,223 - £47,541 with an added £1,800 annual skills allowance Plus, up to a £3,500 welcome package
Job Type:
Full-time, Permanent

About The Role:

Do you want to be at the heart of creating new systems for our customer’s most important and urgent work? Want to create game-changing products?

As a Systems Engineer at HMGCC, you’ll be a key leader working closely with senior management, advising on technical direction and roadmaps. Working at the strategic level, in large projects and programmes, you’ll shape our product landscape for years to come and will often find yourself working at the heart of organisation design, business change and large IT projects.

You’ll create novel system concepts, capture requirements, lead on architectural design and establish a customer’s true needs by understanding their business model and ultimate end goal. You’ll design capability that’s compatible at a System of Systems level, integrating seamlessly into the customer’s operating environment. Your work will be utilised by development teams located internally, at customer sites, or commercially.

Using our collective expertise at HMGCC, we develop communication systems for other UK Government Departments that are innovative, reliable, and totally secure to protect national security at home and overseas. Our work is cutting-edge, unique and cannot be done elsewhere.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about the role and if we’re the right fit for you, please click here.