Date posted: 16 Sep 2021

We’re on the look out to add a Systems Requirements Lead to join the Chelton team.

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.

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

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Requirements management from Customer Technical Requirements through to successful execution and delivery
  • Population and control of the requirements flow down using DOORS Next
  • Coordinate with verification team to manage the verification activities within IBM’s Quality Manager
  • Configuration management of the IBM CLM using Global Configurations
  • Act as focal point for co-ordinating and demonstrating means of compliance against customer technical requirements
  • 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
  • Provide expert advice and guidance across the discipline, including guidance on requirement management techniques
  • Identify opportunities for productivity and cost improvements

Person Specification

  • Proven experience in Systems Engineering within a safety critical industry,
  • Recognised technology based degree
  • Expertise in Requirements Management within complex projects
  • Able to mentor and coach engineers, to increase knowledge of Requirements Management
  • Good technical knowledge of one or more of the following would be desirable: airborne radar, electronic warfare, surveillance, networking and communications systems


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • 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%
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Flexible working 

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.