Chief Systems Engineer

Chief Systems Engineer

Job Title: Chief Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Poole
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 2021-03-03
Reference: J141136
Contact Name: George Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 03, 2021 13:56

Job Description

KDC are now recruiting for a new Chief Systems Engineer to join one of our busiest clients in the Dorset area. If you are looking for your next challenge within the Aerospace and Defence sector this could be the next role for you!  

Job Details:

  • The management of Engineering activity within the Military Emergency Airfield Lighting Systems product line including all and any resources specifically allocated to your programmes.
  • To undertake in an efficient and cost-effective manner, activities described in our clients DC Procedures.
  • To undertake management and technical activities associated with the design and qualification of our clients products.
  • Ensure achievement of the Company's design and development objectives.
  • Ensure the Systems Engineering processes develop as required by marketproduct needs in alignment with the Vision & Mission Statement of the Company.
Job Responsibilities:
  • To have overall responsibility for the efficient, effective & safe management of allocated design programmes for the Company’s products.
  • To be directly responsible for the technical management and motivation of staff allocated to projects in order to achieve programme milestones.
  • To maintain the appropriate professional standards on projects and provide guidance and professional consultancy to other Engineers and employees on all matters relating to systems design to the appropriate and relevant standards.
  • To establish and maintain excellent customer relationships and act as a technical liaison with customers where required.
  • To establish and maintain all design and standard procedures specific to the Company's ISO registrations.
  • To maintain a thorough understanding of relevant technology and industry practice.
Skills & Experience:
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent with 5 years’ experience.
  • Experience in design programme management on multi projects and programmes with multi-disciplinary teams/resources.
  • Solid understanding of photomectrics, LED, battery management and RF design.
  • Understanding of CAA, FAA and ICAO requirements with respect to airfield lighting
  • Engineering experience within the civil or military aviation industry desirable
  • Security Clearance is required
Education & Qualifications:
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering Bachelors or Master’s Degree
  • Registered with a relevant technical institution (Chartered preferred)