Salary: Competitive DOE
Our client is a global pioneer in the aerospace industry, operating in the commercial aircraft, helicopters, defence and space sectors.
They are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a worldwide scale.
This position will be diverse, covering activities ranging from bid work, subsystem development and customer delivery, all working towards a future fully operational environment in the stratosphere. The Systems Engineer will contribute to the ongoing performance improvements of the world record breaking Zephyr Platform, exploiting its capability to deliver customer solutions.
Role and Responsibilities:
Lead multi-disciplinary teams in delivering the subsystem solutions;
Support bidding activities as part of a multi-functional team
Make decisions with a balanced view of all stakeholder requirements, ensuring projects are run efficiently and profitably while delivering robust technical solutions on time to meet demanding schedules;
Manage technical risk within projects through early involvement in project design reviews, early commencement of mitigation activities, managing requirements creep and clear definition of the technical scope of projects from their outset;
Define appropriate implementation and proportionate application of the project product assurance plan to the project.
Active participation in flight trials
This role will involve some travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.
Qualifications and/or Skills
Preferred skills and knowledge include: –
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technologies relevant to Zephyr;
Ability to define a balanced Zephyr architectural solution with intimate understanding of the necessary implementation of Zephyr sub-systems within the proposed design;
Familiarity with end-to-end project lifecycles processes (from opportunity through to system disposal)
Able to rapidly perform system level trade-offs and access sub-system options in terms of system performance, capability, reliability and implementation within the project schedule and to the necessary quality level;
Able to effectively perform system and sub-system technical reviews and chair meetings;
Ability to communicate and explain requirements to sub-system managers and to define and explain acceptance test criteria;
Ability to review acceptance test data and results in the context of assessing compliance with requirements, airworthiness criteria or more succinctly, fundamental assessment of whether a system or sub-system is fit for purpose;
Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and materials, structural loading calculations in the context of aerodynamic forces and aero-elastic behaviour over a large flight envelope, structural component test methods, qualification and acceptance test criteria;
Knowledge of electronic system design, software delivery process and acceptance test and qualification criteria;
Knowledge of the design, delivery and implementation of power generation system, power storage system, propulsion systems, Ground Station systems and their integration with other Zephyr 8 systems;
Understanding of the Zephyr environment – stratospheric, tropospheric, ground and seasonal variations and variations due to locations.
Has effectively delivered a new sub-system through a complete design cycle;
Has experience participating in bid activities, contributing to technical proposals
Has a track record of system delivery in accordance with the regulatory and quality requirements.
Experience of establishing and working within formal organisational approval schemes would be beneficial (including Part 21)
Has previous experience of operating UAS
Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements
Self-motivated, proactive, team-oriented and willing to take on challenges.
Able to constructively influence colleagues, suppliers and customers.
Planning own work and prioritise tasks in line with project needs.
Focus on delivering to time, cost and quality.
safety conscious approach to own work and that of others.