Lead Simulation Engineer - SME (Subject Matter Expert)

Location: Flexible / Remote Working / Preston / Cumbria Contract type: Staff Position Benefits: Flexible Working Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator (SI) operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Nuclear and Defence,

Our offering includes digital engineering, systems and systems integration, engineering design, technical consultancy and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project's needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a methodical and analytical Lead Simulation Engineer / SME (Subject Matter Expert) to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

The Lead Simulation Engineer (LSE) will act as the overarching company subject matter expert for simulation modelling and develop and train future engineers and graduates for complex control systems and algorithm development. Reporting the Engineering Manager(s) and Project Manager(s) the LSE will support programme and project completion for simulation-based work within the company. Growing a team of engineers organically through inward investment to the company. They will be an expert in field technically and be willing to develop and manager small specialist teams.

Key responsibilities

The role will be to act as the company’s lead simulation analysis and development engineer and support the development of future capability of modelling / simulation engineers. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop forward strategy for modelling investment and training.

  • Support ongoing projects as LSE.

  • Act as Design Authority for all modelling contracts.

  • Act as the company representative and main contract for software licensing / renewals.

  • Act as the company subject matter expert for simulation development.

  • Work with other engineering capabilities and research and development leads for both internal and external projects.

  • Provide technical consultancy to clients and internal stakeholders.

  • Provide input into technical company strategy and R&D programme

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Systems engineering skills:

  • Analysis

  • Sound underlying analytical and mathematical knowledge to be able to define the problem to conduct trade off studies, parameter sweeps and optimisation.

  • Generate robust reports using sound analytical methods to discuss the problem, the solution, trade-offs, and recommendations going forward.

  • Design

  • Model-based design skills.

  • Strong MATLAB and Simulink skills for algorithm development and system design skills.

  • Familiarity with classical control theory would be helpful but not necessary.

  • Practical working knowledge of automated code generation techniques, and design choices that affect code performance.

  • Use of continuous integration and continuous delivery systems to enable regular deployment of models to hardware.

  • Correctness of design

  • Practical knowledge of test and verification methodologies including formal methods.

  • Use of simulation to capture scenarios to develop success criteria.

  • At least 10 years' experience in a modelling role.

  • Degree qualified.

  • A master’s degree in systems engineering (or similar) would be preferable.

  • Chartered status through the IET.

  • Outstanding communication skills with sound business related knowledge.

  • Ability to support colleagues at all levels effectively and professionally even when presented with extreme circumstances.

  • Excellent presentation skills.


  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Benefits Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organisation social events

Candidates must be a British National and be able to meet security clearance. Additional psychometric testing may also be carried out with full background checks.

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator SME specialising in consultancy, systems engineering design, systems integration (inc. design and build) in the Defence and Nuclear sectors.


To become a leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Integrity, trust and accountability

  • Safety and security

  • Client focused

  • Social value and impact

  • Continuous improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements and be a British National. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply

Please send your CV and expression of interest in the role to careers@delkia.co.uk