We’re on the look out to add a Electronics System Engineer 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 Electronics System 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 will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Your skills and experience

The Electronics System Engineer is directly responsible to the ATS Team Lead covering all activities in the development of the ATS Radar pod to satisfy the NATO JEWCS contract. As the Systems/Lead Engineer you will have a sound knowledge of Analogue and Digital concepts and possess the expertise to develop and oversee novel RF sub-system level design for EW concepts operating up to 40GHz.


As a Electronics System Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science/Technology or suitable equivalent
  • (Essential) Credentials to, or have the ability to be cleared to SC
  • Proven track record of developing electronics system architecture’s and supporting documentation in relation to military equipment.
  • Experience of deriving and capturing system level requirements from High Level customer requirements preferably using IBM DOORS NG
  • Proven track record in managing Electrical budgets, RF link budgets and SWAP.
  • Proven track record of leading projects and multi-discipline teams.
  • Familiar in leading internal/external design reviews.
  • Experience of writing technical requirements for RF systems & sub-systems
  • Experience of evaluating technical proposals from suppliers of RF systems & sub-systems
  • Familiar with the integration of Analogue, Digital & RF sub-systems.
  • Ability to interface and effectively influence and negotiate with internal and external customers/stakeholders at all levels
  • Collaboration with PM / supply chain / suppliers
  • Risk management and mitigation paths
  • Identification of work packages and estimation
  • Experience in Project life-cycle delivery from bids to operation
  • Change control

As a Electronics System Engineer, the desirable skills will include:

  • Proven track record with at least 5 years’ experience working with RF products and antenna systems up to 40GHz.
  • Good knowledge of current RF technologies including – Low noise receiver design, RF sampling ADC’s and DAC’s, Oscillator / Synthesiser’s & receiver protectors.
  • Experience of developing, writing and implementing test and verification plans for RF sub-systems and complete systems.
  • Experience in the support of formal Validation/Qualification testing and Customer acceptance testing.
  • Experience of design or manufacturing in the aviation industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication Skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, utilising experience, sound judgment and interpersonal skills.


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.


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