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Principal Systems Engineer

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Ref. 3164


Closing Date: 29/04/2019


Job Description

To provide technical expertise within the Land C4ISR or Precision Guidance lines of business at Leonardo with a focus on one or all of the following technical areas: Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Vehicle Mission Systems; HF network communication systems; AV8b Infrared aircraft navigational systems.


The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the Systems Engineering lifecycle and be able to support technical activities on current programmes as well as providing support to develop concepts, architectures and system designs - taking these forward to implementation, integration, test and evaluation and ultimately production.


You will be working on projects associated with both internally funded products as well as products directly deliverable to key customers within short timescales. You would be joining a dedicated team with a full and stretching workload - with huge potential for personal development and growth.



Key Responsibility Areas

  • All Systems Engineering aspects for new and existing product lines, working at all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Technical leadership and development of junior team members. Supporting the development of current and future Systems architectures/designs and their implementation.
  • Robust capture of design artefacts as appropriate for all stages in the engineering lifecycle appropriate for managing existing systems and for taking concepts through to production.
  • The planning of technical activities in line with agreed Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).




Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


  • Extensive experience of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, from development and management of requirements (DOORS) through to acceptance testing.
  • Flexibility to work on various technology domains across the development lifecycle.
  • Previous experience working with Electro-Optical Systems, CCTV/thermal imaging/Range Finding.
  • Previous experience working on platform integration systems (e.g. aircraft, vehicle).
  • Awareness of Functional analysis and Specification development.
  • Experience with the creation, management and dissemination of Product Breakdown Structures (PBS) and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).
  • Past experience working with other Engineering disciplines and external suppliers/customers.
  • Conducting, analysing and reporting of qualification testing to support design certification.
  • Working knowledge of DOORS for requirements management.



  • Experience working on Bids & Proposals and knowledge of military and international specifications and standards is highly desirable.
  • Experience of Model Driven Engineering approaches (eg Rhapsody, Matlab, Simulink) would also be an advantage.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching of other more junior engineers


Intrinsic Factors

Occasional driving/travel may be required within the UK, Europe or even worldwide. This role would generally be office/lab based with use of DSE equipment. Possible use of lasers.





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