Senior Systems Engineer (Derby)

£55,000 per annum

Currently working with a leading rolling stock Manufacturer who are looking for an experienced system engineer to join their successful business. You will be driving force in ensuring they stay as the leaders in their field. 

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Systems Engineer for an innovative rail organisation based in Derby.

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to join a leading manufacturer to design systems that will be used on trains that will be on the UK rail network for the next 20 years. As part of this team your will be driving forward your chosen system (Power Supply, Brake, Door, HVAC, Passenger Information Systems, Signalling and Diagnostics) and take full ownership.

Should you genuinely wish make the difference and add value in your role there really is no better opportunity as a systems engineer - This position is viewed as the integral early stage cog in the wider manufacturing machine. Without which, the machine would simply cease to function as it should.



Role and Responsibilities

Support system block with the view to take full ownership of the system.
Manage suitable system Architecture, concepts and design solutions
Ensure design solutions are valid and correctly integrated to meet the technical requirements in the form of class leading, competitive and compliant rolling stock design.

The Candidate

To succeed in this role, you will need to be an experienced system engineer with a strong background in a safety critical environment who is wanting to use your expertise and knowledge to drive improvement.

You will have experience in systems architecture and be able to start with a ‘blank piece of paper’ to design systems that meet customer and industry standard requirements.


  • A minimum of 4-years’ experience in a System engineer position, working in either a Rail, Aerospace, Marine, Automotive or Oil & Gas industry
  • Experienced with verification and validation of systems.
  • Minimum of degree qualification in either electrical, mechanical, electronic, aerospace engineering.
  • Can think at an abstract level.

Closing Date

Friday 16th November

Likely Job Titles

Systems Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer

£45,000 +

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