Requirements Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Full-Time
  • 1 month ago

Requirements Engineer

Location: Basingstoke

Salary: Competitive

Blatchford is a multi-award-winning manufacturer of some of the world’s most advanced prosthetic technology, bespoke seating solutions and orthotic devices.

Our evidence-based approach and commitment to continuously challenge possibilities ensures our mobility solutions prioritise the wellbeing and long-term health of our users. Through science, technology, and maintaining a clear focus on people, we make mobility possible.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Requirements Engineer, to join our engineering team based in our rapidly growing facility in Basingstoke.

Requirements Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Updating and maintaining the V-model used to define and verify essential characteristics of all Blatchford’s products – current and future.
  • Formalising requirement specifications, trace reports, verification test specifications and verification test summary documentation.
  • Analysing design changes and performing inspections to update verification evidence.
  • Supporting the Systems Architect, Systems Engineer and all associated teams with V-model updates and queries.
  • Take a lead in reviewing, maintaining and evolving requirements and tests at all the following levels:
  • User Needs
  • Stakeholder
  • System
  • Sub-System
  • Sub-Assembly
  • Component
    • Collaborate closely with key areas of the business including Commercial to ensure all input and product feedback is captured and processed accordingly.
    • Ensure testability of all requirements to facilitate effective verification.
    • Support other engineers in their own maintenance of requirements.
    • Manage detailed tracing of requirements and tests.
    • Support improved use of Blatchford’s V-Model Management tools to improve:
    • Quality of existing requirements and tests — e.g. addressing gaps, inconsistencies, weaknesses, complex items that need to be deconstructed, etc.
    • Compliance with applicable standards and acknowledged definitions of good requirements and test management practice.
    • Standardization of language and terms.
    • Formality of expression to minimize ambiguity / misunderstanding.
    • Use and configuration of tool customization capabilities.
    • Quality of V-model audit trails.
      • Coordination of V-model documentation across:
      • Multiple variants of a given design (e.g. internationalization options)
      • Multiple versions in the life of a given design.
      • Multiple designs based on common platform.

Requirements Engineer Requirements:

  • Strong educational background; related Engineering, Science or BioMed Degree.
  • Experience working to Quality Systems in line with BS EN 14971; BS EN ISO 13485 is also desirable.
  • Quality focused, able to identify issues and propose appropriate solutions.

Experience of:

  • Requirements engineering and use of software tools to manage complex bodies of requirements and traceability material
  • Verification and validation activities on whole products or sub-systems
  • Whole product lifecycle for complex multi-technology systems
  • Strong written communication skills including:
    • Structured use of natural language
    • Mathematical expression
    • Concise written communication.
  • Appreciation for, or experience across, the full spectrum of systems, mechanical, electronic and software engineering
  • Strong attention to detail and record keeping.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

If you think that you are suitable for this Requirements Engineer role, please apply now!

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