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Principal Systems Engineer – Airborne RF Electronics Design & Development

General information


Ref. 000377


Closing Date: 29/04/2019


Job Description

Systems Engineering | Airborne RF Sensor & Communication Systems | Design & Development | Lifecycle Management | Stakeholder Management | Leadership | Decision-Making | Work Package Management | Bids



We are seeking experienced Systems Engineers who have the knowledge and experience to support and lead aspects of the development of current and next-generation airborne RF sensor and communication electronic systems within the Electronic Warfare domain.



Key Responsibility Areas

Working at a senior level within a multi-disciplined team, you will provide technical leadership and coordination for systems engineering activities across the lifecycle to deliver designated products or other alternative project delivery solutions. You should be familiar with the full product lifecycle and have a strong aptitude for leadership, problem-solving and decision-making. You should have experience of people management and technical leadership, as well as the proven ability to deliver to agreed cost, schedule, and quality performance targets.


Your role will require you to develop excellent working relationships with our customers and therefore an element of travel within the UK and abroad is to be anticipated.



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

You should have as a minimum an undergraduate degree in Engineering or related scientific discipline, alongside experience of the following:

  • Understanding of airborne RF electronics technology, performance, operational capabilities, and use
  • Leading aspects of product design, development and delivery
  • Working across the full engineering lifecycle
  • Managing all levels of requirements to enable design and development decisions
  • Influencing requirements and design decisions
  • Managing test and requirements traceability to achieve certification and delivery
  • Implementing and leading engineering lifecycle processes and reporting on key measures
  • Team leadership and/or mentoring of junior personnel
  • Planning and coordination of personnel and/or technical activities
  • Working with and influencing key project stakeholders
  • Developing and executing engineering plans, including the capture and management of risk
  • Supporting the provision of cost/schedule estimates and performing peer review for others
  • Manage and deliver WPs to cost, schedule, and quality requirements, iaw engineering processes and engineering plans
  • Actively support knowledge sharing and exploitation of best practice


We will support your continuing professional development with both formal and informal training opportunities.


We work in a modern, flexible environment that aims to accommodate your personal needs wherever possible.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379