Development Engineering Manager

  • Job Reference: N6030-567A
  • Date Posted: 16 October 2017
  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Development Engineering Manager – Airborne/Avionics – Radar, Electronic Warfare, Surveillance & Communication Systems


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company. They are looking for a Development Engineering Manager, this is a newly created role, you will be managing 30 plus engineers in the following disciplines - Software, Hardware, Mechanical, Systems, Integration Test and Qualification.


You will take ownership and lead the provision of design, development, support and technical management.



Candidates need to have experience and a proven track record and significant experience at technical management level of airborne/avionics systems like radar, electronic warfare, surveillance and communications systems

Technical Degree specialising in discipline or speciality applicable to the skills above.

Extensive experience of regulatory requirements and procedures related to airborne systems.

Extensive knowledge and experience of Engineering Design Reviews.

Proven ability to deliver, to time pressure and deadlines.

Demonstrable performance in team building, fostering organisational culture and delivery continuous improvement.

Excellent organisational, communication and leadership skills.

The demonstrated ability to motivate people and influence change in line with the company organisational values.

Sound understanding of budgetary, accounting and financial tools and processes.

The ability to build, lead and operate within high performing teams.

Bid and Proposal activities.

Project Reviews

Demonstrated track record of technical delivery and programme execution.

Strong technical knowledge of airborne radar, electronic warfare, surveillance and communications systems and associated technologies.

Good understanding of avionic, electrical and mechanical certification principles, regulatory requirements and compliance.

Able to make decisions in complex and ambiguous situations and with incomplete data.

Ability to build excellent customer and internal relationships.

Strong report writing and presentation skills.

The ability to work within a large organisation in a matrix management structure.

Team oriented with proven advanced communication, change management and influencing skills.

Self, motivated, confident, assertive.

Ability to obtain SC Security Clearance.


Keywords:  Technical Management, Development, Systems Engineering, Avionics, Radar, Airborne, Aerospace, Radar, Electronic Warfare, Surveillance, Communication Systems, Software, Hardware, Mechanical, Systems /Integration, Test and Qualification. Regulatory Requirements.


Development Engineering Manager – Airborne/Avionics – Radar, Electronic Warfare, Surveillance & Communication Systems

Salary:  Competitive

Location:  Bournemouth, Dorset