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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

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  • Contact phone:

    02921 67 37 46

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    23 December 2049

  • Start date:

    2022-08-07 00:00:00

Systems Engineer - Inside IR35 - Up to £45 per hour - Farnborough, ONSITE - 12 Months - AEROSPACE BACKGROUND PREFERRED

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Systems Engineer to join our established Aerospace client in Farnborough on an initial 12 month contract.

This position is focused on the development of general Systems Engineering to maximise the strategic capabilities of our client's product, taking advantage of highly automated flight operations in the stratosphere.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams in delivering System solutions;

  • Manage and effectively communicate the System roadmap and communicate with wider Engineering community, including System Architects

  • Manage new and existing suppliers/stakeholders

  • Make decisions with a balanced view of all stakeholder requirements, ensuring projects are run efficiently and profitably while delivering robust technical solutions on time to meet demanding schedules;

  • Manage technical risk within projects through early involvement in project design reviews, early commencement of mitigation activities, managing requirements creep and clear definition of the technical scope of projects from their outset;

  • Define appropriate implementation and proportionate application of the project product assurance plan to the project.

  • Active participation in flight trials

This role will involve some travel for business and as such you must be flexible to travel accordingly.

Reporting To: Systems Engineering Manager 

Skills/Experience Required:

Essential skills and knowledge include: -

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of technologies relevant to the design and operation of UAVs including secure communications and network architectures;

  • Ability to understand the overall product architectural solution and devise strategies to overcome key challenges;

  • Able to rapidly perform system level trade-offs and access sub-system options in terms of system performance, capability, reliability and implementation within the project schedule and to the necessary quality level;

  • Able to effectively perform system and subsystem technical reviews and chair meetings;

  • Ability to communicate and explain requirements to subsystem managers and to define and explain acceptance test criteria;

  • Ability to review acceptance test data and results in the context of assessing compliance with requirements, airworthiness criteria or more succinctly, fundamental assessment of whether a system or sub-system is fit for purpose;

  • Knowledge of manufacturing engineering techniques and methodologies;

  • Knowledge of suitable test methods, qualification and acceptance criteria across a variety of subsystems and technologies;

  • Knowledge of electronic/software/embedded system design, delivery process and acceptance test and qualification criteria;

  • Degree qualified in Eng/Sci/Tech/Aero + SE experience

Previous Experience:

  • Has effectively delivered a prototype system through a complete design lifecycle;

  • Has a track record of UAS engineering and development would be highly desirable.

  • Has a track record of system delivery in accordance with the regulatory and quality requirements.

  • Working knowledge is desirable of:

    • Systems with a secure network architecture incorporating a mixture of COTS components and bespoke hardware/software

    • TCP/IP and Network Security

    • RF and satellite datalinks (hardware and communications architecture)

    • Networking in Juniper environment (JUNOS)

  • Experience of establishing and working within formal organisational approval schemes (including Part 21)

Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements

  • Self-motivated, proactive, team-oriented and willing to take on challenges.

  • Able to constructively influence colleagues, suppliers and customers.

  • Planning own work and prioritise tasks in line with project needs.

  • Focus on delivering to time, cost and quality.

  • Safety conscious approach to own work and that of others.

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