Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896144_1576851462
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2019 14:17

Job Description

My client is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK MoD, who have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. They also design, develop and manufacture a range of high-tech electronic systems and software predominantly for the aerospace industry. They require a Principal Systems Engineer to undertake a leading role within the Aircraft Systems Design Team supporting the design, build and certification of multiple aircraft projects within both civil and military environments.

The successful candidate will work as part of the growing Airborne ISR Systems Engineering team which delivers aviation engineering expertise across a wide range of projects to both military and civil customers worldwide. This can include the introduction of new aircraft avionic or mission systems, electrical power generation and distribution as well as RF equipment. The role offers an exciting challenge in supporting Airborne ISR programmes with responsibilities for:
*Customer liaison to develop customer concepts and documentation of requirements.
*Supporting the Engineering Manager and Business Development personnel in the preparation of bids and proposals.
*Developing design solutions to meet new customer requirements.
*Liaison with Original Equipment Manufacturers and other suppliers to specify and gather detailed understanding and suitable documentation to facilitate detailed installation/ integration design of 3rd party equipment and/or sensor systems.
*Initial system design and subsequent liaison with the detail design team to develop the final solution in a timely manner.
*Liaison with the Production Organisation to solve problems arising in installation.
*Production of test documentation and other analyses/ reports.
*Liaison with test/ production engineers to complete test regime as required.
*Production of modification control documentation and subsequent certification of the resulting modification with CAA, EASA, MAA or other certification requirements as appropriate.
*Liaison with Certification Authorities as required.
*Production of aircraft Technical Publications Supplements.
*Presenting information at both internal and external design reviews.
*Leading teams of Systems Engineers within the Aircraft Systems Design Team.

This role is ideally suited to an aircraft electrical / avionic engineer with industry related experience. To be suitable for the Principal Systems Engineer role, you will need;
*Degree or equivalent in Aerospace or electrical engineering, avionic engineering, physics or similar engineering or scientific discipline.
*Proven experience in the design, integration and certification of aircraft avionic and electronic systems at a senior level in either a civil or military environment.
*Wide knowledge of current avionic sensors and systems.
*Thorough understanding and experience of the Systems Engineering life cycle and the ability to lead teams through the Systems Engineering process.
*Experience of working within a multi-discipline engineering team within the aerospace industry.
*Experience in leading engineering teams.
*Experience in developing technical specifications on and technically managing sub-contractors for a/c modifications and/or packages of work.


oPrincipal Systems Engineer
oBroughton (Chester)


Aeronautical, Aerospace, Aviation, Systems, Electrical, Avionic, Requirements, Design, Integration, Test, Certification, CAA, EASA, MAA, FAA.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for an experienced aircraft electrical / avionic engineer with exposure to the full systems lifecycle to work on some exciting defence projects for a company that support staff development.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position

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