Principal Systems Engineer – Full Time – Leatherhead


Principal Systems Engineer – Aerospace, RF, Communication Systems.

Our client is a highly successful aerospace/communications company. They are a leading global technology and services innovator. They have a fantastic opportunity to work on their market leading products providing Microwave, RF antenna and Electronic Design

The Role – Principal Systems Engineer

You will be working within a team of hardware and software design engineers, programme managers, and other supporting functions, to deliver project specific goals. This would typically cover the full development cycle from requirements capture, system level design, concept development, simulation, prototyping, build, through to verification and production handover. Their production facility is on-site, and they are proud to be supporting British manufacturing.

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Systems Engineer will ideally include:

* The Principal Engineer is a pivotal role able to act as a lead technically, managerially or both. Team working ability is essential, with good interpersonal skills and commitment to project success and drive to deliver on time

* Deep expertise of relevant Systems Engineering design methodologies, including requirements management, use case modelling, state diagrams and UML

* Able to engage directly with potential customers, to lead bids and proposals and create new product opportunities

* Able to understand the needs of the customer, stakeholders and market and translate these into clear, objective and procurable product requirements, enabling customers to buy what they need

* Experience in devolving a system requirement to a set of hardware and/or software subsystems described by architectural diagrams and interface descriptions

* Excellent documentation skills, with ability to write coherent technical information

* Able to support business development activities and to develop product strategy and roadmaps

* Able to undertake initial concept design work, then to delegate work to an engineering team and technically manage them

* Breadth of understanding across other engineering domains, including RF, electrical, mechanical, software

* Engineering management techniques including scheduling, cost estimation and risk analysis

* Capable of delivering work within the constraints of schedule, cost and quality without supervision

* Able to technically mentor and instruct other members of the team

* Able to communicate technical issues clearly to non-technical audiences; able to present project status and issues clearly to senior managers

* An education to degree level or equivalent in equivalent in an engineering or engineering related discipline

* All applicants must have or be able to obtain Security Clearance.

Any of the following knowledge or experience is also desirable for the role of Principal Systems Engineer:

* Development of aircraft products, particularly RF electronics technology, designed to meet airborne standards, certifications and regulations, such as ARINC, RTCA or EASA

* Communications systems, technology, protocols and standards, for example, 3GPP LTE

* Air-to-ground radio systems, technology and issues

* Specific Systems Engineering methods. Use of a requirements management tool such as DOORS, to perform system requirements validation, decomposition with traceability or to manage the verification of the requirements through a full product lifecycle

* System simulation and signal processing, for example Matlab

* Use of RF test equipment

* Design, coding, debugging, testing and maintenance of software, ideally for embedded applications encompassing low-level hardware interface code or higher-level software designs running within an embedded operating system environment.

* Familiarity with electronic and mechanical CAD packages, such as Altium and Solidworks

* Relevant systems engineering disciplines, including configuration management, control engineering, interface control design, reliability engineering, safety engineering, security engineering

Keywords –Principal Systems Engineer, Principal Lead, UML, Systems Engineering, RF, GPS, Microwave, Antenna, GPS, Radar, DSP, Hardware, Software, Electronics, Aerospace, Airborne Systems, ARINC, RTCA, EASA, Communication Systems, 3GPP LTE, Radio Systems, DOORS, Requirements Management, Verification, Product Lifecycle, RF Test Equipment, CAD, Altium, Solidworks, Configuration Management, Reliability engineering, Safety Engineering, security engineering

Principal Systems Engineer – Aerospace, RF, Communication Systems.

Salary – Competitive, plus bonus , flex time and excellent benefits package

Location – Leatherhead, Surrey


Job Type: Permanent

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey

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