Senior Project Engineer / Lead Development Engineer / Senior Systems Integration Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6030-703A
  • Date Posted: 2 June 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Project Engineer / Lead Development Engineer / Senior Systems Integration Engineer -Electronic Systems – Aerospace, Avionics


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Senior Project Engineer / Lead Development Engineer – Electronic Systems. As a senior member of the Product Development & Support (PD&S) team, this position is for a Manager who has demonstrated domain expertise in the field of aerospace product design, development, integration and through life cycle support. The position is accountable to the Business Unit (BU) VP PD&S and is responsible for the oversight of engineering activities associated with analysis, design and development of components and sub-systems. The role will provide technical leadership for the PD&S Engineering Managers to help deliver engineering solutions and production support in compliance with specification, quality, cost and delivery requirements.


This role will be responsible for the oversight of electronic component and sub-system development with regards to complex software (RTCA DO-178B) and complex hardware (RTCA DO-254) disciplines. They are looking for a strong manager with a background in electronic engineering who can provide strategy from both a technical and leadership standpoint. You need to have through life leadership experience, involved in certification of new system designs through to changes and upgrades in through life support.  You will come from an Aerospace business working on complex systems. You will be responsible for 6-7 direct reports with teams of 75 plus staff.


As a Senior Project Engineer /Systems Integration Engineering Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Degree or equivalent in electrical / electronic (EE) or aeronautical engineering.

Strong technical background in avionics technology, with familiarity of a variety of engineering disciplines.

Experience in aerospace commercial and defence markets, products and technologies.

Demonstrated experience in a technical governance and leadership role, including delivery to aerospace OEMs.

Thorough understanding of aerospace complex systems development and integration from concept through to certification with the relevant authorities (e.g. FAA, CAA, MoD). Knowledge of ARP4754A is desirable.

Proven experience of planning, leading and executing New Product Introduction, sustaining and industrialisation and through life cycle support.

Experience on managing medium sized teams.


As a Lead Project Engineer / Systems Integration Engineering Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

Lead and motivate PD&S Engineering Managers and their associated teams – effective team building, recruitment, training, objective setting, coaching and mentoring.

Product assurance with respect to safety, airworthiness and design robustness.

Technical approval / authorization.

Assist with planning to deliver the project in accordance with internal and external processes, along with adoption of best practice and process improvements.

Ensure efficient and robust capture and flow down of requirements to sub-systems and equipment level and/or external suppliers.

Uphold a structured approach to design, analysis and development, making intelligent use of innovation, re-use and the expertise of technical specialists.

Ensure robust integration of sub-systems and equipment with Customer IPTs (C-IPTs).

Ensure that the design complies with all applicable customer technical specifications and any regulatory and legal requirements.

Oversee the design of the component or sub-system for efficient manufacture, operation and in-service support.

Ensure technical issues and risks which threaten a change to configuration, safety, compliance, system integration, cost and schedule are managed accordingly.

Load and capacity planning and resource allocation.

Ability to influence direction setting for future research and technology.


Keywords:  RTCA DO-178B, RTCA DO-254, Avionics, Aerospace, Systems Integration, Product Development, Hardware, Software, Aeronautical, FAA, CAA, MOD, Defence, Through Lifecyle Support, Project Engineering, Senior Development Engineer.


Senior Project Engineer / Lead Development Engineer / Senior Systems Integration Engineer - Electronic Systems – Aerospace, Avionics

Salary:  Competitive, plus bonus and large company benefits

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset