Date Posted
09 Jun 2020

Cobham Mission Systems have an exciting opportunity for a Senior EMC Engineer to join our Avionics Engineering group. This may involve tasks across either of the main business areas of Air to Air Refuelling and Weapons Carriage and Release.


This role is ideally suited to someone with experience working within the EMC and ideally a Lightning field in the Aerospace industry, who is willing to drive EMC design and qualification activities across multiple projects for the organisation.


This role is based in Wimborne, Dorset.


As a Senior EMC Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Assessment of customer EMC/Lightning requirements and subsequent development of internal/supplier system and equipment requirements.
  • Contribution to design to ensure EMC and lightning are considered appropriately (e.g. enclosure design, wiring, layout, protection devices, bonding/grounding schemes etc.).
  • Composition of test plans and procedures to gather development data or qualification evidence.
  • Carrying out EMC and lightning tests.
  • Reporting test results and analyse implications to compliance and safety.
  • Assessing the potential EMC impact of design changes.
  • Peer review of technical documentation.
  • Customer and supplier facing responsibilities to discuss and agree qualification plans and activities.
  • Review of equipment qualification data from suppliers.


As a Senior EMC Engineer your skills, qualifications and core competencies will ideally include:

  • Degree BEng or above in a relevant discipline.
  • Either have or be able to obtain SC Level security clearance.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the EMC.
  • Lightning experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience of development engineering activities.
  • Experience in defining and executing EMC qualification plans and producing technical documentation to support qualification.
  • Experience defining and commissioning test setups and performing environmental and functional testing at component and system levels.
  • Knowledge of EMC standards (e.g. RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, DEF-STAN 59-411, SAE ARP 5412/5414/5416, plus ideally the proprietary EMC standards of aerospace primes etc.)

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The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.


As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.



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