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Weapon System Chief Design Engineer

Weapon System Chief Design Engineer

Job title: Weapon System Chief Design Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Start date: 2022-06-13
Reference: BH-17967
Contact name: Neil Tovey
Contact email:
Published: 11 days ago

Job description

If you have worked as a professional Engineer in the armed forces and/or have a strong affinity for electronics product development within defence engineering then this could be the job for you. As a Weapon System Chief Design Engineer, you will develop and take ownership of delivery for all Mission Support System Equipment for a flagship defence programme.


  1. will have the opportunity to work for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.

About the job:


Our client requires a Weapon System Chief Design Engineer to be responsible for shaping how Weapon Systems are integrated into our National and Export Navies. You will be working closely with the Royal Navy to deliver them a new Surface to Surface and Strike capability throughout this decade, so our Allies remain protected for decades to come.

As a Chief Design Engineer, you will be a driven individual who has strong engineering influencing skills and can lead your team to take responsibility for shaping the technical development of our electronic equipment and enable its integration into the platform. Through the course of the Assessment Phase, you will be working alongside system design, electronic, mechanical and system validation engineers and external partners to propose effective solutions.



About you:

As a Weapon System Chief Design Engineer, you will be someone who can;

  • Bring their engineering knowledge in order to consider the design implementation challenges for the product under development, with the support of domain expertise and company technical experts in order to make informed choices; identify and mitigate technical risks.
  • Drive technical teams to assess novel and traditional solutions and subsequently describe them to a customer, internally and externally, identifying the benefits and making a proposal for the next stage of development.
  • Work closely with the Systems Engineering team to identify trade-space and make an informed judgement on compliance of the resultant product
  • Establish and maintain a wide partner community crossing both Engineering, Operations and Manufacturing to facilitate the development of solutions in the Weapon system Equipment domain.
  • Evaluate a wide range of engineering information to prioritise technical and business needs
  • Get involved with emerging system and design architectures; to create, challenge and support the derivation of requirements from System to resultant Product
  • Support the Mission Support Systems Chief Engineer with the lifecycle management.
  • Experience in complex computing, safety or security engineering will be advantageous but development in these areas can equally be supported for the right candidate.

Weapon System Chief Design Engineer


Up to £48,000 - £65,000



Keywords: Chief design, Chief Engineer, Electronics, Weapon Systems, Systems Engineer, Systems Architecture, Lifecycle, V-lifecycle, Design, Systems Design, Feasibility, Analysis, Defence, Military, Army, Maritime, Land, Air, Sea.


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. 


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, to SC or DV level.


This is a permanent position.


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