Systems Engineer – Test and Acceptance

United Kingdom, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [TM - 1908]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

This is your chance to join an expanding SatComs team, as an experienced Systems Engineer within Test and Acceptance you will support the ongoing test programmes that are necessary to ensure mission success.

You will work with an established team, establishing the requirements and assuring the delivery of the UK’s next generation of military satellite system. We are applying industry best practice to guide the Ministry of Defence in the procurement of a satellite capability that will support our military personnel in the most challenging of environments.

You will be an integral part of the team, supporting the MOD. The role will support the project tasked with delivering the next generation of terminals and will lead the coordination of the Integrated Test Evaluation and Acceptance (ITEA) and Assurance activities.


  • Coordinate the Acceptance support for the projects, including the production of ITEAPs, VRMs and associated acceptance artefacts.
  • Ensure that the projects acceptance approach/plan is coherent with the wider programme.
  • Provide acceptance and requirements advice and guidance to the project and represent them on ITEA related matters.
  • Provide acceptance support to the creation of Business Cases, Review Notes and Information Notes.
  • Through the ITEA steering group support the Acceptance Authority in the development of the projects related capability Milestones.
  • Ensure that the Statement of Requirements (SoRs) have measurable and testable Measures of Performance (MoPs).
  • Ensure acceptance Verification & Validation (V&V) activities at every level are appropriate and coherent with the ITEAP; and that decisions at the lower levels, whilst acceptable individually, do not have a cumulative effect that together compromises delivery of the required capability.
  • Identify and manage ITEA related RAIDO.


  • UK national who is UK security cleared (SC) or qualifies for clearance.
  • Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications); equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered as an alternative.
  • 5+ years of Systems Engineering experience.
  • Experience working as part of a test team on projects with complex requirements sets.
  • Strong understanding of principles of acceptance, verification and validation, as well as analytical and test methodologies.
  • Worked closely with requirements verification matrices (e.g. VCRI/VCRM/VRM/VVRM).
  • Excellent written / verbal communication and information management skills.
  • Critical thinking abilities, with initiative to find innovative solutions.
  • Ability to self-organise complex tasks and take a lead within an assigned area to support the ITEA Lead.

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