Job Description

Senior Systems Engineer - Requirements, EW Mission data, Flight Test

A Senior Systems Engineer with Requirements, EW Mission data and Flight Test experience is required to work on a twelve month contract (WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION) for our Defence client based in Preston

This is a long term contract within the Aerospace Industry

Overview of the Senior Systems Engineer contract role

A vacancy exists within Air Service Emerging Capabilities Team for a Senior Systems Engineer.

The Systems Engineer role will be to initially work to define the Electronic Warfare elements of the support solution for the European Common Radar Solution (ECRS) contract.

The ideal candidate will have experience of developing and integrating a new capability, and be familiar with requirements from a mission data or operational perspective. It would also be advantageous if the candidate has experience in supporting the UK customer and is familiar with how this customer operates.

Job Description:

Assist in the development of EW capability for ECRS by: - Supporting supplier and customer workshops - Requirements capture - Scoping EW mission data requirements for rig and flight test activities - Supporting the Radar EDR in the definition of the ECRS Mk2 ICD - Supporting the definition of the Test and Qualification Strategy for ECRS - Supporting the ECRS EW Lead and ECRS Air Service Lead in the review of Avionics and Air Service ECRS documentation


The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Participate in supplier workshops to define and develop Electronic Warfare (EW) product route maps to support ECRS * Define the system level requirements with the customer and then expand these to include the derived requirements * Work with suppliers to formalise these requirements * Collaborate with the wider EW capability to develop a System Architecture to support ECRS * Scope EW mission data requirements for rig and flight test activities * Support the Radar EDR in the definition of the ECRS Mk2 Data ICD * Support the definition of the Test and Qualification Strategy for ECRS * Support the review of Avionics and Air Service ECRS documentation

Key skills required for the Senior Systems Engineer contract

The candidate must have Academic/Technical Knowledge:

- Essential - Degree educated in a science/engineering discipline or HND/HNC with sound experience of the Engineering Lifecycle - Essential - Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) - Desirable - Familiar with Electronic Warfare and its products - Desirable - Knowledge of the RADAR and DA sub systems

Communication and Motivation are essential, team working desirable

The role is based in Preston, Lancashire - commutable from Blackpool, Lancaster, Morecambe, Chorley, Leyland, Blackburn, Darwen, Burnley, Skipton, Stockport, Manchester, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham with excellent access from Liverpool and Leeds

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