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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Are you an experienced Systems Engineer with a Safety Critical Engineering background?

Would you like to work on highly innovative projects in the Rail industry?

The Situation & Company 

Ford & Stanley are currently partnered with a Railway Systems expert who specialise in software and signalling solutions. Due to growing client demands, they are looking for a well experienced, Principal Systems Engineer.

This will be to support existing systems but also work on new product development and innovation.

The Role

The Principal Systems Engineer will be the technical project lead and take full ownership of product development and systems engineering activities.

Your involvement will be across the full project development lifecycle and require you to design & implement high quality system solutions.

The Principal Engineer will also be involved with the wider management team, with a close knitted team of 5 Systems Engineers reporting into the position. You will be utilised as an escalation point and subject matter expert.

Your duties will be wide ranging but ultimately you will be performing technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analysis for total systems.

Essential Experience

  • Strong background in Systems Engineering in a Safety Critical Industry (Rail highly desirable)
  • Previous team & project leadership experience
  • Strong client and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience working with and understanding architecture from a software & hardware perspective.
  • Ideally degree educated in Systems Engineering or other similar field.


  • Wiltshire – This role will be predominantly based on site.

Salary & Package

  • Up to £75,000
  • Annual Bonus
  • 25 days + 8 Annual Leave
  • Up to 9% matched pension

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Wiltshire
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£60000 - £75000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Callum Wildes

    Recruitment Consultant