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Graduate Systems Engineer (EO/Lasers)

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Ref. 000174


Closing Date: 29/03/2019


Job Description

Leonardo – Engineering the Future

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

We are offering the exciting opportunity to enter our tailor-made engineering development program. Our Graduate Systems engineers will immediately fill a vital role in a dynamic and innovative team.

Utilising the latest technologies, Leonardo delivers a world leading portfolio of products to meet the exacting demands of contemporary operational use of high performance Electro-Optical systems. Leonardo is a world leader in design, development and production of Airborne Lasers and Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM). The field is challenging, but for the appropriate candidate the innovative nature of the work, the intellectual challenge and the creative diversity all add up to an exciting career opportunity. Working within the Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems division based at the Edinburgh site, the successful candidate will undertake design and development activities on EO systems across the product range.

We are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to start their career at the forefront of our technology.  With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

Successful candidates will receive targeted training; developing all the engineering skills and necessary domain knowledge required to achieve technical excellence and be successful Systems Engineers.  You will also join other Leonardo graduates on the two year programme which will enhance your wider business skills and knowledge.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body. 
At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. 



Key Responsibility Areas

Systems Engineers within support a wide range of tasks across multiple projects/products. Core activities for our Systems Engineers include:

  • Requirements capture, design documentation, verification and validation
  • Algorithm design and test for signal processing, tracking, control & image processing
  • Performance modelling
  • Data analysis; end-to-end system analysis using synthetic and 'real world' data
  • Applied research; from product improvements to blue-sky thinking



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • All our roles require predicted minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline i.e Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Aviation/Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics or a higher degree such as a MEng, MSc. or PhD.
  • You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.


What’s in it for me?

Leonardo values its people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary & welcome bonus
  • Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility) & 3 performance related pay reviews within the 2 years
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers, including gym membership
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site 
  • Free parking


What are you waiting for?

Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD,  come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around!


Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.


Our Assessment dates run from November 2018 to April 2019 and roles WILL be closed once offered.





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