Development Engineer (Ground Support Equipment) - Aerospace/Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-495A
  • Date Posted: 10 January 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Development Engineer (Ground Support Equipment) - Aerospace/Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company; they are looking for a looking for a Development Engineer (Ground Support Equipment) to work in the Product Support Group under the Ground Support Engineering Manager. The Development Engineer (GSE) will conduct engineering research, analysis and design activities for company Ground Support Engineering products involving mechanical, electrical, electronic, systems integration, hardware, and firmware/software engineering. They will work within a GSE Lifecycle Management framework to analyse and evaluate technical data, products and systems in the development or sustainment of GSE and will perform engineering studies to evaluate product and/or system design options. They will require a good understanding of Ground Support Engineering principles and experience in the execution of projects will also be necessary. 


As a Development Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Engineering HNC with relevant apprenticeship or degree in relevant Engineering degree.

Experience of requirements management tools (DOORS, CRADLE etc.).

Knowledge of environmental standards (RTCA DO160, MIL-STD-810 etc.).

Experience of performing environmental and functional testing.

Experience of development engineering activities and understanding of product lifecycles.

This role may suit an ex forces person with excellent technical and working knowledge of ground support equipment. 


As a Development Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

Day to day execution of Ground Support Engineering requirements for equipment in development and in-service.

Implementation of Compliance requirements, specifications, verification and configuration requirements for all Ground Support Equipment.

Requirements definition and other interactions with design teams and project staff.

Planning and implementation of performance demonstrations and trials.

Liaison with design teams and customer representatives.

Ground Support and Test Equipment detail, Packaging, Handling, HAZMAT identification, Parts/Spares detailing.

Maintenance reports and repair costs calculation.


Keywords:  Project Engineer, Support Engineer, Development Engineer, Systems Engineer, Ground Support Equipment, Requirements Management Tools, DOORS, CRADLE, Environmental Standards, RTCA, DO160, MIL-STD-810, Testing, Product Lifecycles, HAZMAT, Maintenance Reports, Repair Costs Calculations, Analysis, Evaluation, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Systems Integration, Hardware, Software, Firmware.


Development Engineer (Ground Support Equipment) - Aerospace/Defence

Salary:  Competitive, plus excellent benefits and flexi time

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset