Date posted: 27 Sep 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 Principal Electronics Design Engineer to our elite workforce.

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.

This role offer flexible working with a mix of home working and onsite in our Marlow office.

As a Principal Electronics Design Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include

·  Prior experience as a Senior/ Principal/ Technical Lead engineer providing technical guidance in support of a project.

·  Strong design phase lifecycle experience with knowledge of through-life LCM.

·   Experience in Electronic warfare (Radar, Communications systems) ECM, ESM, RWR, DF systems, specification and/or design.

·   Design experience and/or appreciation of some of the following areas:

·   Wideband RF & Microwave antenna Systems.

·    Analogue, Digital and power supply Electronics design.

·    Embedded Software, Firmware and Digital Signal Processing.

·    Application Software and Operating Systems.

·   Quality control of design lifecycle processes - AS9100.

·   Use of tools such as Matlab/Simulink, UML modelling, OrCAD, FPGA Design Suite, Software Development Kit, PSpice, configuration control tools.

· Having experience in some of the following electronics technology and interfaces, RF Up/down conversion, DRFM, wideband ADC DAC, Ethernet 1G/10G, PCIexpress, RS232/422, UART, SPI, I2C, etc.

· Experience with Laboratory test equipment: Spectrum Analyser, Signal Analyser, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope, DVM.

· Experience of platform integration and design certification and of working with an EASA 21J / DAOS Design Organization


As a Principal Electronics Design Engineer your key responsibilities will include

· Manage all aspects of the Systems Integration activities for Avionics Equipment through their life cycle, from early development stage to in-service support including obsolescence management.

· Preparation of technical estimates for non-recurring costs and manpower requirements.

· Technical management of external suppliers and outsource providers, including technical governance.

·  Liaison with customers, internal and external.

·  Requirements capture, allocation, derivation, validation and verification.

·  Interface definition and management.

·  System, sub-system and equipment architecture definition, design and analysis.

·  Preparation of technical specification and other project documentation.

·  Preparation and presentation of technical design reviews.

·  Report progress to the program management and other business entities.


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum with the ability to buy and sell days. We are also happy to offer flexible working and a part-subsidised cafeteria.

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.

Top-level talent pushing boundaries from the moment we first explore requirements. Always looking for new ways to meet tough challenges. And asking the right questions to find answers that redefine capabilities.

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