Date posted: 16 Sep 2021

We’re on the look out to add a Systems Requirements Lead to our elite workforce

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 Systems Requirements Lead 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 will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. At Chelton we acknowledge the value of flexible working. Please talk to us at interview regarding the flexibility you need.


As a Systems Requirements Lead your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

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

  • Drive capability improvement across all projects in the area of requirements management.
  • Support project execution by leading and managing the requirements for the allocated projects

The Requirements Lead will work closely with the systems leadership team to drive functional growth, while working across functions on projects to ensure requirements are managed in an effective and efficient way that serves the needs of the project teams.

The role may involve leading individuals on the projects in a functional capacity to ensure project needs are met.

  • A recognised technology based degree, supported by sufficient relevant experience to prove application of Systems Engineering principles across the product lifecycle, with specific expertise in Requirements Management
  • A proven track record in leading Requirements Management activities in complex projects and driving process improvements across the engineering function
  • Management of the IBM CLM
  • Customisation of the IBM CLM using JavaScript
  • Good technical knowledge of one or more of the following would be desirable: airborne radar, electronic warfare, surveillance, networking and communications systems
  • Able to mentor and coach engineers, to increase knowledge of Requirements Management
  • Proven experience in Systems Engineering within a safety critical industry, ideally with experience of ARP4754A
  • Experience working in an environment where the team are located in different sites
  • All applicants must have or be able to obtain Security Clearance


As a Systems Requirements Lead, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Requirements management from Customer Technical Requirements through to successful execution and delivery
  • Population and control of the requirements flow down using DOORS Next
  • Act as focal point for co-ordinating and demonstrating means of compliance against all initial and updated customer technical requirements
  • Coordinate with verification team to manage the verification activities within IBM’s Quality Manager
  • Configuration management of the IBM CLM using Global Configurations
  • Management of other data linked to requirements e.g. change control within CCM
  • Interface with Commercial/PM regarding changes to technical requirements
  • Focus on driving consistency across all projects for Requirements Management, aligning to industry best practice
  • 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, lead a team of engineers to achieve requirement activities to cost and schedule
  • Contribute to definition/development of Systems Engineering technical strategy
  • 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
  • Identifying opportunities for productivity and cost improvements
  • Protect the Intellectual Property Rights of the company
  • Ensure effective knowledge management approaches are embedded
  • Ensure effective lessons learned approaches are utilised, to capture information and ensure our processes are subject to continuous improvement


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, 8% matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum.