Date posted: 05 Nov 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 Systems Requirements Focal to our elite workforce.

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

The Senior Systems Engineer role has two main aspects, both focused around capability growth and project execution, namely to:

  • Drive consistent application of Requirements Management
  • Support project execution by managing the requirements for the allocated projects
  • Work closely with the systems leadership team to drive functional growth; working across functions on projects ensuring requirements are managed effectively
  • The role may involve directing individuals on projects in a functional capacity to ensure project needs are met.

Person Specification

  • A recognised technology based degree or equivalent, supported by sufficient experience to prove application of systems engineering across the lifecycle
  • Proven track record in Requirements Management activities in complex projects and driving process improvements across the engineering function
  • Preferable to have aerospace experience but not essential
  • Knowledge of DOORS, Polarian or similar requirements management tool.


  • Requirements management from Customer Technical Requirements through to successful execution and delivery
  • Population and control of the requirements flow down, including elicitation and validation of requirements
  • Managing traceability between the customer, system and sub-system requirements
  • Resolve and negotiate requirement conflicts in order to establish a complete and consistent requirement set
  • Identify areas of uncertainty and risk, managing as appropriate
  • Coordinate with verification team to manage the verification activities
  • Interface with Commercial and / or Programme Management regarding changes to technical requirements
  • Own the requirements change management process and support for the Change Control Board
  • Manage the requirements baseline and baseline sets
  • Focus on driving consistency across all projects for Requirements Management, and adding input into requirements management plans
  • Generation of metrics to report the status of requirements maturity as the projects progress through development
  • Support and preparation of artefacts to support Engineering Design Reviews
  • Subject to allocated projects, direct a team of engineers to achieve requirement activities to cost and schedule
  • Contribute to and lead customer meetings where appropriate
  • Ensure the team are applying strict adherence to process for requirements management and ensure processes are continuously improved to meet the changing needs of the business
  • Providing expert advice and guidance across the discipline, including guidance on requirement management techniques
  • Ensure effective lessons learned approaches are utilised, to capture information and ensure our processes are subject to continuous improvement


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Flexible benefits scheme including private medical insurance and cycle to work scheme#
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Flexible working
  • 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.