Date posted: 03 Dec 2021

Chelton wants you!

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

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 a Configuration Engineer to our elite workforce.

This role will have primary responsibility for the configuration management process and tools across the NATO JEWCS programme. The successful candidate will support the change management process, via the Change Control Board, and will ideally have good industry best practice knowledge of appropriate processes and tools. This role will also support the creation of data repositories and change workflows across the project.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support for new tools and process across a multi-site business (exploiting a PDM/PLM system where possible)
  • Able to run the Change Control Board if required
  • Governance and control of the multi-site PDM/PLM system
  • Maintenance and development of the PDM/PLM system
  • Continuous improvement of change management process
  • Set up of project databases and structures as required
  • Support to the generation of metricsSupport the establishment of baseline declarations
  • Support to Functional and Physical Configuration Audits
  • Management of document repositories and libraries
  • Review of supplier configuration management plans & support supplier config audits.
  • Review & Sign off, of engineering artefacts, proactively lead changes and document management in adherence with company processes and customer requirements.
  • Attend and support Internal & External design reviews with regard to configuration and good governance

Key skills and qualifications

  • Deep understanding of industry best practise of change management
  • Knowledge of PDM/PLM and CM tools
  • Experience of running a business wide change control board
  • Experience of data control in both design and manufacturing environments
  • CI selection process
  • An understanding of project lifecycles and lifecycle models


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

About Chelton

Securing success in some of the world’s most demanding environments isn’t just down to Chelton’s failsafe, pioneering technology. From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, it’s all driven by the people behind it.

At Chelton, we’re proud to be on our customers’ team. Bringing together smart thinking, technological excellence and future vision – whatever their system ambitions.

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.