Date posted: 11 May 2022

Chelton are looking for a Systems Lead Engineer to join our projects team and work closely with the Head of Engineering Projects, Programme Manager and Systems Design Authority. In this role you will be responsible for engineering planning and execution activities within technically complex programmes

  • Delivery of development engineering planning and execution, working closely with Systems Design Authority
  • Lead the engineering planning at the system level and provide direction at lower levels
  • Define and maintain governance structure ensuring alignment between programme and project levels
  • Work closely with Programme Manager to define and manage project scope and provide progress updates
  • Integrate project outputs; turn capabilities into outcomes
  • Direct, motivate and provide leadership for the project technical leads and the broader engineering team
  • Support internal design reviews and customer meetings; prepare documentation
  • Identify, specify and manage demand for routine and specialist engineering resource
  • Maintain effective working relationships
  • Identify potential problems  and offer resolutions
  • Ensure effective lessons learned approaches are utilised; ensuring processes are continually updated
    Skills and Qualifications
  • Proven track record in leading technical activity in complex projects
  • Good understanding of Risk and Configuration Management
  • Experience in technical report writing
  • Excellent collaboration skills with ability to form highly effective teams
  • Natural leader with positive and proactive approach
  • Strong decision maker and influencer
  • Recognised technology based degree or equivalent, supported by sufficient experience to prove application of systems engineering across the lifecycle
  • Able to technically mentor and instruct engineers
  • Experience in Project Management toolsets e.g. Microsoft Project


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

About Chelton

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do.

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.