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Systems Engineer

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Package Description

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 

  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 

  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 

  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 

  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 

  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 

  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 

Job Introduction

Make a difference every day 

We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  
Your Opportunity  

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 60 years history in the space sector, Serco is well placed to contribute to national strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.


On behalf of our client in the United Arab Emirates, we are looking for a chartered Systems Engineer to join our organisation in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. This remarkable role offers a unique opportunity to work on several exciting projects in the region.


The Systems Engineer will provide systems engineering, architecture definition and requirements management in support of space programmes, in accordance with ISO 15288 : 2023 and the INCOSE technical processes, stakeholder needs and requirements definition, system requirements definition, system architecture definition and design definition process and system analysis.


The hiring for this position is subject to contract award.

Main Responsibilities

The Systems Engineer will be responsible for working in an open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, in active cooperation with other staff of our client organization and government entities, as well as in cooperation with industry and research communities.


Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

  • Engage with a diverse group of stakeholders, including clients, project managers, and cross-functional teams, to understand and address their needs and concerns.

  • Translate complex technical engineering concepts into clear, accessible language tailored to the audience's level of technical understanding.

  • Conduct regular meetings, presentations, and workshops to facilitate communication and ensure stakeholders are informed and aligned with project goals and progress.

  • Act as a liaison between technical teams and non-technical stakeholders to ensure mutual understanding and successful project outcomes.


Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for Complex Systems

  • Utilize MBSE methodologies to support the design, development, and validation of complex systems, ensuring coherence and integration across all system components.

  • Define system architecture by creating detailed models that capture the functional, logical, and physical aspects of the system.

  • Transform high-level system requirements into comprehensive architectural representations, ensuring traceability and alignment with project objectives.


MBSE Tools and Environment Management

  • Establish and configure the MBSE tool environment to support efficient system modelling and analysis activities.

  • Manage the configuration of MBSE tools, ensuring that they are properly integrated with other engineering and project management software.

  • Develop and maintain documentation and training materials for MBSE tools to ensure team members can effectively utilize them.

  • Continuously monitor and update the MBSE environment to incorporate new tools, methodologies, and best practices as they evolve.


Requirements Management and Transformation

  • Oversee the end-to-end requirements management process, from initial capture and analysis to verification and validation.

  • Transform stakeholder and system requirements into detailed, actionable specifications within the system domain.

  • Ensure that all requirements are accurately documented, traceable, and linked to corresponding system components and test cases.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that requirements are fully understood and incorporated into system design and development activities.

  • Facilitate requirements reviews and audits to ensure compliance with project standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Perform trade-off analyses and evaluate alternative architectures to optimize system performance and meet stakeholder requirements.

Successful Candidate

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline

  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional

  • Engineering Chartership

  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a Systems Engineer with a focus on architecture and requirements definition

  • Early-stage system definition and systems engineering MBSE approaches

  • Requirements management

  • System Architecture Definition

  • Design Definition Process and System Analysis Process

  • Experience with large and complex projects

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Space systems experience is preferred

  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English

  • Must be eligible for UAE residency and a UAE security clearance

  • Must be prepared to travel outside of the UAE, including for extended periods

About the Company

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 

Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.


We are diverse and inclusive organisation

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential and we are committed to supporting the needs of all our colleagues. It’s a mix of people from different backgrounds, experiences and opinion that keeps our culture strong and vibrant.

We believe in equity so we strongly encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their abilities in an interview. We also welcome a conversation about any adjustments that would make the interview process more accessible for you. Wherever possible we are open to discussions around flexible working and we operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas.

In the UK we are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader in the government’s scheme and hold the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard; in Belgium we are partner of Diversicom and member of Charter der Vielfalt in Germany.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to The Serco Europe Recruitment Team

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