Systems Engineer

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United Kingdom, England, Capability Green, Luton

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This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.


The Opportunity

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join our team within the Customer Support and Service Solutions (CS3) line of business.


The CS3 line of business operates across the UK, providing innovative and invaluable support solutions to our customers. We help to ensure the availability of front-line capability wherever and whenever required.


This role will predominantly focus on the provision of integrated operational support for Avionics equipment on the Chinook, Apache, Wildcat and Merlin helicopters, in order to maintain equipment availability. It requires the combination of effective people skills, and technical background to provide support across the following areas:


  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul activities – not just for the prime equipment, but also the related integration rigs and test equipment
  • Technical query management
  • Supportability and obsolescence management
  • Business winning for follow-on contracts


You will work with exceptional engineers, developing the skills and knowledge required to achieve your technical and professional goals.


Our working environment is fast-paced but relaxed, and we value the expertise of our engineers and work to ensure they have the autonomy and confidence to make decisions.


What You'll Get

  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle,
  • health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups : To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for:
    • Carers (employees who care for someone who is either older, disabled or seriously ill)
    • Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
    • Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
    • Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)


We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).

  • Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
  • Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 12 flexi days


What you will do

You may be involved in the following on a day-to-day basis:

  • High-level design: Higher-level understanding of the impact design decisions can have on through life performance, cost and supportability
  • Low-level design: Understanding the detailed design and optimisation of a solution using expertise within your technical domain. Referring through the Chief Engineer and Design Authority to ensure any changes or deviations are in line with the Product/System performance and specification.
  • Lab-based integration and testing: Understanding how the design performs in reality and working to solve practical challenges.
  • Gaining an understanding of the system operations to be able to respond to customer questions
  • Engaging with stakeholders to understand existing and new requirements for a system
  • Analysing data and investigating the cause of anomalies observed during in-service activities
  • Testing fixes using the system test equipment
  • Building your technical knowledge through working with the existing team
  • Supporting repairs, testing and integration on customer test rigs
  • Collaborating with other engineers to understand observed performance and develop any necessary updates or modifications


This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo’s future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.


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What we are looking for

We are interested in hearing from you if you have a combination of the following:


  • Experience and understanding of at least one phase of the engineering lifecycle
  • Awareness of systems engineering processes
  • Awareness of the engineering decision making process and risk/reward trade-offs
  • Good analytical thinking and problem solving skills, with an evidence-based approach
  • Self-motivation with a positive attitude to driving changes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the confidence to present both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of business systems such as Teamcenter, SAP, DOORS
  • Experience of working within a customer support environment


We are relentless about inclusion. We understand an inclusive environment is one that welcomes everyone as they are. We see diversity as a strength. We still have some way to go to achieving diverse teams across our whole business. We would like you to be part of our journey to creating that better balance and welcome applications from all individuals from all walks of life as we build a stronger company together.


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