Systems Engineer - ATC Radar Systems

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  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Salary:

    negotiable daily rate

  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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  • Start date:

    July 2019

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The primary purpose of the ATC Radar Surveillance System Engineer role is support the Principal Surveillance Systems Engineer in the solution design and compliance of the a Technical ATC Radar Surveillance solution. This covers surveillance sub-systems design (including Primary and Secondary Surveillance Radars and Radar Display Processors) and integrating them into the overall Technical solution.


  • Provide technical support on the design of over 20 PSR and SSR radar systems
  • Help ensure a smooth transition of old radars to new radars
  • Understand the technical specifications for appropriate Surveillance sub-system procurement and actively review and manage the technical solutions
  • Propose modification of technical supply if required to meet commitments
  • Monitor Surveillance sub-contractors, ensuring flow through of customer technical requirements.
  • Prepare and ensure transition phases between legacy / existing systems and new assets integration, identifying phases and relating de-risking activities
  • Participate in the Surveillance sub-system supplier's technical reviews as required
  • Liaise with relevant technical stakeholders; ensuring strong communications and understanding is established and maintained with all stakeholders
  • Support Surveillance MAPS and Supplier IVV activities as required
  • Ensure that solution meets all appropriate Environmental, HSE and certification requirements (with specialist support)
  • Co-ordinate with other technical inputs to ensure system solution compliance
  • Support the integration, validation, verification of Surveillance sub-systems implementation



  • Knowledge of a range of radar surveillance solutions (covering systems engineering [performance architecture and implementation], sensors, display, monitoring, networking and communications aspects including centralised operation)
  • Understanding of technical working with multiple stakeholders
  • Commercial awareness
  • Customer focused approach whilst recognising the need for governance
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise whilst retaining the technical integrity of the solution
  • Strong technical understanding of the customer requirements, the offer and the system solution
  • Primary and Secondary radar systems.
  • Radar flight test profiles
  • Acceptance protocols and procedures
  • Knowledge of the use of UK and international ATC standards for military and civil applications
  • RF knowledge
  • Testing ATM systems or safety related systems
  • System Requirements Management
  • Integration testing and multi-systems testing


  • Good interpersonal communication and management skills.
  • IBM Rational DOORS ability
  • Risk Based Assurance
  • Knowledge of Network Engineering
  • Mode S
  • Knowledge of the performance of ATM Surveillance sub-systems and ATM integrated systems
  • Knowledge of working on MoD programmes
  • Security Testing