Senior Systems Engineer Future Transport

Employer: Connected Places Catapult
Job location
London or Milton Keynes
Job term
Job closing date

Vacancy reference number CPC415 





Purpose of the role 


Technology will drive radical changes in transport in the next 10 years. You will be part of the New Mobility Technology directorate enable a greener, more sustainable and effective transport system of the future, for goods and people, with the aims to:   


  • Stimulate innovation in the transport sector.   

  • Create new transport markets.  

  • Transition to new transport system   

  • Maintain UK’s position as world leading innovator, decarbonizing the transport for the benefit of the society.   


To achieve these aims, we apply a holistic systems approach to innovation, bringing together the inter-related components of a successful innovation Programme to maximize impact and leverage initiatives.    


This will be a key role within CPC’s New Mobility Technology directorate, with an expectation to focus significantly on leading project activities in Clean Mobility and helping support the UK and its transport supply chain transition to zero emission mobility. This role will require a combination of leading technical work and supporting thought-leadership within CPC in developing the strategy and project portfolio for Clean mobility, which could span different transport modes including road, rail, and water-borne applications. 


We are looking for creative and energetic individuals, with a passion for making a difference and with the ability to contribute and accelerate the development of sustainable mobility initiatives. A passion for delivering a cleaner, greener transport system which ensures clean air in our cities and contributes to the UK’s 2050 ‘net zero’ carbon target. 


Key Responsibilities 


As a Senior Systems Engineer in the New Mobility Technology directorate, your main technical responsibilities will be: 


  • Provide technical leadership in projects relating to clean mobility on behalf of a range of commercial and government clients. 

  • Enabling industry to build the required capabilities for growth and innovation in order to address market barriers and create opportunity. 

  • Play a key role in developing strategies and project ideas within the clean mobility domain. 

  • Own and Manage relationships with customers, project partners and other industry/government/academic stakeholders. 

  • Deliver impactful analysis and reports to customers in a range of new mobility areas 

  • Provide technical support/coaching to colleagues. 

  • Contribute to business development by identifying opportunities and contributing to proposals and bidding activity as required. 

  • Represent CPC at relevant industry events, conferences and meetings where and when appropriate. 


Required skills and experienc


  • Relevant degree in engineering or equivalent. 

  • Demonstrable experience in a transport industry or relatable role (e.g. supply chain, operating company, consultancy, research and technology organisation). 

  • Experience of working in a flexible, project-focused environment, requiring pro-active internal communication. 

  • Excellent communication and written skills, appropriate for publicly published documents and reports, with the ability to communicate complex concepts to expert and non-expert audiences. 

  • Numerate with excellent data analysis skills. 

  • Flexible, with ability to contribute to multiple projects at the same time and pick up new skills/capabilities as required for different projects. 

  • Proven ability to establish relationships and work with a wide range of external stakeholders (e.g. industrial, government, academic). 

  • A self-starter, able to work without supervision and take project level decisions. 

  • Comfortable to teach, guide and coach others in technical tasks on a range of projects and delegate appropriately where individual areas of expertise allow. 

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, and ability to turn into focused outputs. 

  • Comfortable with periods of remote working without impact to the quality and timeliness of deliverables. 


To apply for this role please email us on with your CV and covering letter attached quoting the ref: CPC415