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Transport Systems Catapult

Transport Systems Catapult

Intelligent Transport Senior Systems Engineer

TSC is seeking to recruit an experienced professional in the area of wireless communication.

Welcome to Transport Systems Catapult
The Transport Systems Catapult is one of eleven technology and innovation centres established and overseen by the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK. We were created to drive and promote the Intelligent Mobility market – using new and emerging technologies to transport people and goods more smartly and efficiently. We are helping UK businesses create products and services that meet the needs of the world's transport systems as they respond to ever-stretching demands. We help sell UK capability on the global stage, while also promoting the UK as a superb test bed for the transportation industry. With a clear emphasis on collaboration, we are bringing together diverse organisations across different modes of transport, breaking down barriers and providing a unique platform for meeting the world's most pressing transport challenges.

Capability Team Description
The transport industry is currently undergoing tremendous and potentially disruptive growth. Numerous challenges need to be overcome in the technology, safety and legislative areas, and these new systems could have significant economic, societal and environmental impacts. New entrants are emerging in the industry and new alliances are being formed.
A key enabler for Intelligent Mobility in the UK and globally will be connectivity, the ability to enable communication and exchange of data between different elements in a rapidly evolving transport system.

The Automated Transport Systems (ATS) Capability Team covers all aspects of automation and connectivity for the movement of people and goods across all transport modes, encompassing autonomous pods, self-driving cars and trucks, rail transport and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Our work is not just focused on the means of transport itself, but also takes in the enabling infrastructure and policy framework required to establish the UK in the global vanguard of Intelligent Mobility. We work with the whole range of stakeholders in this area including regulators and policy makers, insurance companies, established technology companies, startups, and universities.

We are involved in a wide range of projects in connected and automated transport. Our projects focused on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) see us working with a range of organsiations from SME to OEM to develop systems that exploit connectivity to improve the safety of our roads and the air quality in our cities. In the area of rail travel, we collaborate with major industry stakeholders to improve the efficiency of our rail network. We work to bring Government and Industry together to enhance the opportunity for the commercial operation of Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs). The team also provides technical planning support to partner organisations for a variety of connected and automated transport projects. We provide systems engineering, programme management, consulting and technical support to increase the UK’s global share of the connected and automated transport market.

To further strengthen our capability, TSC is seeking to recruit an experienced professional in the area of wireless communication. Whilst this role would suit someone with a background in wireless systems for ITS and/or connected vehicles, the ability to transfer capability between different transport domains will be essential.


  • Define, develop and deliver connected and automated transport projects / programmes to quality, time and cost, ranging from technical implementation, systems integration to high-level studies
  • Support the development and implementation of the Transport System Catapult’s strategy in the area of connected transport
  • Identify and develop opportunities to help contribute to the aims of the Transport Systems Catapult.
  • Participate in Business Development by leading and contributing to proposals and bidding activity.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with all functions within Transport Systems Catapult and external delivery partners to optimise beneficial working relationships
  • Represent the TSC at relevant industry events, conferences and meetings where and when appropriate.
  • Expected Skills & Experience
  • Educated to a degree level in a relevant technical discipline
  • Demonstrable, relevant experience in industry or academia in the area of wireless communication, preferably encompassing Intelligent Transport Systems and/or vehicle communications and telematics
  • Understanding of relevant standards and regulations
  • Experience of delivering research and development projects, within both a commercial and grant funded, collaborative R&D environment where significant partner/funder interactions are required
  • Experience of leading the definition, development and delivery of technical project, or work packages with projects, including both technical and team leadership
  • Practical experience in the design, deployment and delivery of trials and system test activities
  • Strong technical project leadership and organisational skills with close attention to detail
  • Experience of business development activities
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly across diverse levels of understanding
  • Ability to produce high quality, impactful written reports.

In Return

  • Pension Scheme 2:1
  • Life assurance 4x base salary
  • Health cashback scheme
  • SmartGo discounted parking
  • 25 days per year, plus bank holidays, plus non-guaranteed 3 or 4 ‘gift days’ over the Christmas period when the office is usually closed
  • Rail season ticket loan

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Organisation:  Transport Systems Catapult