Job Description

Electronic Warfare - Senior Systems Engineer

Electronic Warfare - Senior Systems Engineer

An Senior Systems Engineer is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Preston.

Overview of the Systems contract role

An exciting opportunity exists to join an expanding team to deliver an electronic warfare capability. This new role within a highly dynamic team, is to help shape the development of a Weapon System Support Rig. You will work closely within the team to ensure the successful delivery of the capability on time and budget using lean principles and agile methods.

A key aspect of the toolset is the combined development of the rig numerous suppliers from both within the UK as well as internationally. One of the major responsibilities within this role is to help the development of the rig such that it supports the processes and procedures that the customer utilises to analysis and subsequently update their mission data for the Typhoon Aircraft.

Key skills required for the Systems Engineer

The UK Weapon System Support Rig (WSSR) Contract is the delivery of an Electronic Warfare and Typhoon Avionics test capability into the Royal Air force. As part of this contract the client is responsible for the upgrade and maintenance of the rig in line with emerging Typhoon Aircraft standards.

The WSSR is a significant requirement within the contract, which allows the customer to perform his Validation of Mission Data post development, but prior to flight. This role exists to ensure the successful completion of this activity such that the rig is designed, developed and integrated in the UK to provide the customer with the ability to support their in-service aircraft.
A successful candidate should have experience with systems engineering principles, specifically those around system integration as well as experience working on medium to large IT or Avionics based projects would also be very beneficial. Additionally, a background on Typhoon Defensive Aids would be desirable but not essential as new ideas and approaches will be welcomed.The role is based in Preston, Lancashire - commutable from Blackpool, Lancaster, Morecambe, Chorley, Leyland, Blackburn, Darwen, Burnley, Skipton, Stockport, Manchester, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham with excellent access from Liverpool and Leeds

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