Systems

What does a systems engineer do?

Issues such as logistics, the co-ordination of different teams and control of machinery become more difficult when dealing with large, complex projects. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering focusing on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed over the life cycle of a project.

Systems engineering deals with work processes and tools to manage risks on such projects, and overlaps with technical and human-centred disciplines such as control engineering, industrial engineering, organisational studies and project management. Manufacturing systems engineers work with production managers in factories to design and install new manufacturing equipment and assembly lines. They might also be involved in the building of new manufacturing plants. Managing each phase of a project and overseeing the work of technicians and other professionals, duties could include estimating costs for bids and tenders, building 3D models with CAD software, testing systems, analysing data and presenting plans to managers and clients for approval.

What's the aim of a systems engineer

The overall aim would be to help the factory produce goods on time, on budget and to strict quality standards. Working environments depend on the industry, and range from factory floor to office or laboratory.

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170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group

170 Engineer Group is a specialist branch of the Army which provides the infrastructure design and consultancy requirements for the rest of the Armed Forces.

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AGI

AGI is based in Poole and was acquired by the Harris Watson group in 2001. The company manufactures a wide range of instruments and syste.

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Aliaxis

Aliaxis employs 15,000 people around the world and has grown significantly over the course of the last few years both through acquisition and organic growth.

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Amec

AMEC is the leading UK provider of nuclear services. Our experience spans several decades in the UK, France, Canada and North America.

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Applus+IDIADA

Applus+ IDIADA offers design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to fit the needs of the automotive industry worldwide

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ARM

ARM is the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier

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Brose

Brose is a partner to the international automotive industry and delivers systems to some 80 brands and over 30 suppliers.

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Cargill

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services.

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Dyson

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes.

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ETL Systems

ETL design and build high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment

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GE

General Electric Company (GE), incorporated on April 15, 1892, is a diversified technology and financial services company.

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General Dynamics UK Ltd

General Dynamics UK specialises in military communications, battlespace management, mission systems and information management applications

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Jaguar Land Rover - Powertrain Test Operations

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is revered across the globe.

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Marshall Aerospace

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defence companies that delivers innovation and excellence in engineering and support solutions in the air, on land and at sea.

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MBDA UK Ltd

MBDA are a world leader in missiles and missile systems.

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Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V

Mitsubishi Electric Europe produces and distributes a wide range of advanced electrical and electronic equipment in domestic and commercial markets.

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Network Rail

Network Rail owns, operates and maintains Britain's rail network, increasingly delivering improved standards of safety, reliability and efficiency.

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Ofgem

The Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) Group regulates the gas and electricity industries in Britain.

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QinetiQ - Civil Aviation

We are experts in global aerospace, defence and security.

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RedPrairie

We produce best-of-breed supply chain, workforce and all-channel retail software solutions.

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is a global business providing power systems for use on land, at sea and in the air.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world - from providing humanitarian aid to preventing a civil war.

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Thales

Thales is a global electronics company serving Aerospace, Defence, Security and Services markets worldwide, with 60,000 people working in 50 countries across the globe.

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Ultra Electronics

A part of the Ultra Electronics Group, we are a UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence and Aerospace markets, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to our national and international customers.

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Vista Entertainment Solutions

Vista Entertainment Solutions LTD started in 1996, when our founder Murray Holdaway was asked by a global cinema company to produce ticketing software to 'enhance the cinema experience'.

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