Project Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6030-755A
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Gregory Martin
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Project Engineer / Mechanical Systems Engineer – Aircraft Weapons Carriage Systems

Excellent career progression, competitive salary, bonus, flexi time, 12% pension,  flexible benefits, 5 weeks holiday, free parking

Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company they are looking for a Project Engineer / Systems Engineer to lead Weapons Carriage & Release Equipment development projects. You will provide technical direction and decision making in support of project delivery. You will manage internal and external resources to successfully deliver allocated projects, through requirements definition, analysis, design, development and qualification. Further, you will ensure project compliance with internal processes, regulatory and legislative requirements.  


As a Project Engineer / Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

A degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering and/or equivalent experience.

A strong understanding of mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering in the context of aerospace products (weapons carriage & release highly desirable)

Systems Engineering experience

Experience of NPI/ new product design and development within an Aerospace environment

An understanding of the operation and maintenance of military aircraft, particularly fast jets & trainer aircraft, would be highly desirable

An understanding of airworthiness and certification is highly desirable.    

Experience of liaison with customers and suppliers

Good written and oral communications skills

Experience of the management of aerospace development projects

Understanding of the financial management of development projects

Understanding of systems engineering methods


As a Project Engineer / Systems Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

Establish clear requirements baselines prior to commencement of design or change activity.

Define and lead analyses in support of system design, integration and change assessment.

Actively contribute to and/or lead defined aspects of the project to achieve optimal balance between requirements, schedule and cost.

Manage requirements verification throughout project execution to successfully demonstrate compliance for a DDP.

Estimate resource requirements, plan projects and report progress

Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with LCM, SOF-E and other internal processes

Work with Programme Management to ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with technical, cost and schedule requirements

Manage technical risks

Manage customers and external suppliers to ensure compliance with agreed processes and achievement of project objectives


Keywords:  Systems Engineering, Weapons Carriage Release Systems, Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, NPI, Design, Airworthiness, Military, Fast Jets, Trainer Aircraft


Project Engineer / Mechanical Systems Engineer – Aircraft Weapons Carriage Systems

Salary:  Competitive, plus large company benefits, bonus, flexi time

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset