Systems Engineer - Airborne EW Systems Architecture & Design

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £45.43 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Systems Engineer - Airborne Sensor Systems Architecture & Design

Location: Warton

Duration: 6 months

Rate: Up to £45.43 per hour LTD

Following the announcement of a new fighter jet, our client is seeking a Systems Engineer with a proven ability in Sensors (EO/IR, Radar and EW) design, development and operational use. Knowledge of MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) techniques would be useful but not essential.

What will you do?

  • You will influence the next generation of sensor systems for a next generation combat aircraft
  • You will be involved in the very early stages of an innovative mission system design for a future airborne platform
  • You will use MBSE techniques to:
    • Produce requirements analysis and carry out design validation
    • Express the analysis of requirements and context documents
    • Develop a component model (system architecture definition)
    • Develop component interface definitions and high-level software requirements.
  • You will support customer reviews, configuration procedures and implementation of standards

What skills and knowledge do you require?

  • Sensor (EO/IR, Radar and EW) technology, performance operational capabilities and use
  • Systems engineering lifecycle, with particular focus at early stages
  • Working as part of a team to achieve outcomes
  • Customer and industrial partner interaction
  • MBSE tools (e.g. PTC Integrity Modeler) and languages (e.g. UML / SysML)

How will you be supported?

You will be trained in project-specific MBSE tools and techniques, and utilise these skills through involvement in system architecture design, modelling, and analysis. You will join an established team that will provide on-the-job support and guidance.


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).