Date Posted
11 Apr 2019

Cobham Aviation Services UK has recently been awarded a contract for the design and development of a range of operational training electronic warfare pods by the MoD on behalf of NATO. This will provide realistic training in EW to the member countries, in order to be able to operate in a real time situation. Based in Bournemouth Airport, CAVs UK is actively recruiting for a Principal Electronics Design Engineer-Technology  This is an exciting opportunity for engineers looking to build on their current experience in an interesting and challenging area.


The prime location is the Cobham Aviation Services facility located at Christchurch, Dorset.


As the Principal Electronics Design Engineer-Technology skills and your qualifications will ideally include:


 Complete lifecycle: System requirements, architecture, design, integration, qualification, verification, production and support

  Experience in Electronic warfare (Radar, Communications systems) ECM, ESM, RWR, DF systems, specification and/or design

Experience in writing Acceptance Test Plans and Maintenance Manuals.

 Design experience and/or appreciation of some of the following areas:

Wideband RF & Microwave antenna Systems

   Analogue, Digital and power supply Electronics design

Embedded Software, Firmware and Digital Signal Processing

Application Software and Operating Systems

Experience in Design, development lifecycle from concept and requirements capture thru system architecture, Design Specification, ICD to system integration, verification and liaising with production.

 Having had responsibility for design tasks and review processes.

  Quality control of design lifecycle processes - AS9100

Tools: Matlab/Simulink, UML modelling, OrCAD, FPGA Design Suite, Software Development Kit, PSpice, configuration control tools.

Having experience in some of the following electronics technology and interfaces, RF Up/down conversion, DRFM, wideband ADC DAC, Ethernet 1G/10G, PCIexpress, RS232/422, UART, SPI, I2C, etc

Experience with Laboratory test equipment: Spectrum Analyser, Signal Analyser, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope, DVM

Exposure to the following ILS, Security, EMC, LVD, TEMPEST, RoHS, WEEE, DO-178, DO-160

 Experience of platform integration and design certification and of working with an EASA 21J / DAOS Design Organization. 

Experience of managing/interfacing EASA 21G and AS9100 Production Organizations. 


Cobham Special Mission

Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.

We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.

Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.


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Paul Marsden
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