System Design Engineer – Communication Systems

Telecommunications, Defence, Telecommunications Engineering

As part of an ongoing multi-billion Telecommunications project in Saudi Arabia my client is entering the next phase of the project life cycle and is seeking a Systems Design Engineer to produce end to end data network solutions.

Reporting to the Portfolio Engineering Manager, the Systems Design Engineer will help design and produce cost-effective and low-risk designs compliant with the end client’s requirements.                        

Primary objectives & functions:

  • To design and integrate Fixed and Mobile Radio data networks of a system with MPLS based service provider network.
  • To design Network Security and Network Management solutions
  • To deliver communications solutions in accordance with established contractual obligations and company process and procedures (Design Review, Configuration Control, System Acceptance and Documentation).
  • To manage Installation Design as appropriate in support of project objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write network design requirements, scope of works, system design details and policies documents.
  • Technical Lead of the end to end IP data communication system consisting of Fixed and Radio network elements.
  • To assure the complete communication system design including Routing, QoS, Server Hosting, Storage and Security solution.
  • Integration of the data communication system with the nationwide IP back bone.
  • To produce and review technical proposals, risk assessments, acceptance procedures as appropriate.
  • Ensure all design documentation is professional and of high standards and complete for technical transfer to the customer.
  • Review sub-contractor proposals for design, installation, testing commissioning and acceptance testing.
  • Provide engineering support for new and existing requirements
  • Supervise sub-contractor works as appropriate.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Bachelors Degree in Communications/Electronic Engineering plus desirable industry certification such as Cisco CCNP R&S or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Radio Data communications, Microwave, VHF.
  • Good understanding of Network Security principles e.g. Data Encryption, Layer 2 and 3 VPNs, Firewalls, IPS/ADS.
  • Minimum of five years experience in network designing and implementation.
  • Proven track record in similar role, working to tight timescales on large multi-element projects, and be able to demonstrate: Design across all layers of TCP/IP protocol suite, Strong understanding of network transmission technologies, Network Management
  • Good standard of written and spoken English.


  • Business experience in the Defense Sector.
  • System Engineering Lifecycle experience
  • Experience in major military network projects.
  • Experience of living or working in the Middle East.

Job Facts

Highly Competitive
  • Fully expensed company car
  • First class accommodation
  • Flights
  • Utilites included
  • Bonus
  • Tax free salary

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Jason Pocock