Lead Air Systems Electrical / Avionics Design Engineer

Job Title: Lead Air Systems Electrical / Avionics Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harlow
Salary: £50000 - £55000/annum
Start Date: 2017-10-09
Contact Name: Trinee Hoppie
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 06, 2017 14:46

Job Description

The Lead Air Systems Electrical / Avionics Design Engineer is required to undertake a leading role within the Aircraft Systems Design Team supporting multiple aircraft projects across all Airborne Solutions sites (Harlow, Broughton and Waddington).

Main Duties: 

  • The Lead Air Systems Electrical / Avionics Design Engineer will report to the Airborne Solutions Principal Systems Engineer.
  • This role is ideally suited to an aircraft avionic engineer with industry related experience.
  • Customer liaison to develop customer concepts and documentation of requirements.
  • Supporting the Engineering Manager in the preparation of bids and proposals.
  • Liaison with Original Equipment Manufacturers and other suppliers to gather detailed understanding and suitable documentation to facilitate detailed installation/ integration design.
  • Initial system design and subsequent liaison with the detail design team to develop the final solution in a timely manner.
  • Liaison with the Production Organisation to solve problems arising in installation.
  • Production of test documentation and other analyses/ reports.
  • Liaison with test/ production engineers to complete test regime as required.
  • Production of modification control documentation and subsequent certification of the resulting modification with CAA, EASA, MAA or other certification requirements as appropriate.
  • Liaison with Certification Authorities as required.
  • Production of aircraft Technical Publications supplements.
  • Presenting information at both internal and external design reviews.
  • Developing design solutions to meet new customer requirements.


Candidate Requirements: 

  • Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, avionic engineering, physics or similar engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Proven experience in the design, integration and certification of aircraft avionic and electronic systems at a senior level in either a civil or military environment.
  • Wide knowledge of current avionic sensors and systems.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the Systems Engineering life cycle and the ability to lead teams through the Systems Engineering process.
  • Experience of working within a multi-discipline engineering team within the aerospace industry.
  • Experience in leading engineering teams.
  • Experience in developing technical specifications on and technically managing sub-contractors for a/c modifications and/or packages of work.
  • Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required).
  • Experience of customer facing environments.
  • Experience in the support of production organisations from within a design organisation.
  • Knowledge of civil and military modification and certification processes
  • Experience in a position of authority (team leader/ deputy) within a design organisation.
  • Knowledge of EASA/ FAA certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of current military certification requirements.