We’re on the look out to add a Senior Systems 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 Senior Systems 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

Our Systems Engineers work on a wide range of tasks throughout the lifecycle of a product, from initial opportunity development with customers, through design development to production and beyond.

We are now looking for high calibre Senior Systems Engineers who have a wealth of relevant experience in aerospace or other technical and regulated domains. As a key member of a Project Team, they work with other subject matter experts using their systems knowledge to ensure the successful execution of our fast-paced projects.

As part of their daily tasks, our engineers are responsible for the development and delivery of tasks to support the design, development, verification and validation of products. They have opportunities to engage with our customers and suppliers, supporting technical meetings and being proactively involved in systems integration and product verification / validation trials. Working with project leads and subject matter experts, they use their breadth of experience to ensure timely delivery of work packages to meet project milestones within cost and schedule. Depending on the project structure, they may also provide leadership to engineers assigned on the project.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • A recognised technology-based degree or equivalent, supported by sufficient experience to prove application of systems engineering across the lifecycle.
  • Proven experience in Systems Engineering within a safety critical industry, ideally with experience of ARP4754A.
  • Change management, project management and technical authoring skills.
  • Experience working in an environment where the team are located in different sites.
  • Experience of requirements management tools (DOORS, CRADLE, etc).
  • Knowledge of environmental standards (RTCA DO160, MIL-STD-810, etc).
  • Experience of performing environmental and functional testing.
  • Experience of development engineering activities and understanding of product lifecycles.
  • Experience of Model Based Systems Engineering.


As a Senior Systems Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Capturing system requirements and generating detailed technical requirements for the engineering solution, including compliance matrices and the means of demonstrating these.
  • Allocation of requirements to sub-systems and components.
  • Proposing, detailing and reviewing system designs to ensure they meet requirements.
  • Planning, arranging and attending verification activities.
  • Development of systems management plans, requirements management plans, verification and validation plans.
  • Opportunities to lead teams to cover delivery of various work packages.
  • Customer and supplier facing responsibilities to discuss and agree systems engineering activities.
  • Reporting on the progress, cost and schedule of projects and tasks.
  • Preparation of specifications and other project artefacts.
  • Coordinating and providing technical deliverables for engineering design reviews.
  • Applying strict adherence to process compliance, regulation and other business policies, achieving the required level of quality.
  • 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 the information and ensure our processes are appropriately updated as a result on a continuous basis.


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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