Date posted: 11 Dec 2021

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. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team. That’s why we’re on the look out to add an ATC Systems Engineer to our elite workforce.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Systems Engineer within our Land Business Unit, supporting our Air Traffic Control (ATC) product line.

Our systems engineers work on a wide range of tasks throughout the development lifecycle of a project, from initial opportunity development with customers all the way to production and beyond.

Our engineers are responsible for the delivery of tasks to support the design, development and verification of products. They will have opportunities to engage with our customers, supporting meetings, systems integration and product verification / validation trials. They will work under close guidance from project leads and subject matter experts, but are responsible to deliver their allocated tasks to meet project milestones.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow. 


  • Development of solutions to complex problems, using a systems thinking mind-set to ensure the solution best meets  customer needs.
  • Support the full systems development lifecycle from bids through to production, following the systems V Model.
  • Analysis of requirements at a customer level and decomposition into requirement sets at a systems and sub-system level (including requirement authorship, validation, development of Concept of Operations and potential systems architectural designs).
  • Verification of systems requirements, through analysis, inspection and testing.
  • A focus on acceptance criteria from the early stage of the engineering development, gaining agreement with the customer.


  • A recognised technology based degree, with good underlying understanding of relevant technologies
  • Knowledge of CAP670 and DEF STAN 972, with ability to assess compliance against  standards.
  • Experience of systems engineering toolsets such as requirements management (DOORS), modelling and simulation (SYSML, Matlab, Simulink).
  • Systems engineering design experience, such as architectural design and requirements analysis including decomposition to hardware / software would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of configuration management
  • All applicants must have or be able to obtain Security Clearance.


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

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.