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Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Job TypePermanent
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Engineer to play an integral role within a world-leading Aerospace and Defence company. The Chief Engineer will work as part of a multi-disciplined project team in close partnership with the Integrated Product Team Lead, the Project Engineering Manager and other key stakeholders.


  • Leading the technical interface with The Authority with regards to solution architecture, design and performance
  • To own the technical solution and be the System Design Authority for all phases of projects within the IPT by working effectively with all external and internal stakeholders
  • Understanding the overall system level requirements and their subsequent derived requirements for flow down to the sub-contractors
  • Ensure the products are compliant with the Customer’s performance requirements, and effectively liaise with the Authority around any potential gaps and what that translates to in terms of overall performance
  • Reviewing and approving the completion of the integration, verification, validation and qualification results against the Systems requirements
  • Ensure robust quality, performance, cost and time trade-offs are undertaken and then establish a technical solution coherent with the agreed budgets and timescales.
  • Provide direction, control, evaluation and recommendations with respect to technical risks and opportunities
  • Manage and communicate issues to senior management
  • Ensure product safety and compliance with legislative and contractual requirements
  • Lead the technical input to internal and external design reviews and compliance with the Company’s approach to life cycle management
  • Ensure a strategy for requirements matched to traceable evidence is set in place and executed
  • Lead and mentor the technical team to enable a cost effective design programme and production solution results
  • Act as the responsible product design signatory for the product area signing Certificates of Design as required


You really must have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a wide range of technical and operational topics
  • Experience in producing and developing innovative Electronic system solutions particularly within the Radar and EW domains
  • Ability to develop technical solutions, compliant with requirements within agreed programme timescales.
  • Sound understanding of CONOPS analysis, Requirements Management and System Design Process
  • Self-motivated leader and team player capable of working with minimum direction
  • DAOS certified or ability to gain certification within a short time of taking up the role.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience of working with Requirements, Test Qualification and Acceptance strategies
  • Experience of managing Design Standards and the associated Configuration Management
  • Experience in gaining Design Certification and Customer Acceptance
  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering or Scientific discipline (or equivalent)
  • Chartered engineer / member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Systems Engineering