Date Posted
10 May 2019



Cobham Special Missions has a requirement for a Systems Engineer (ATC – Networks). The role will be working on Cobham’s Leading Air Traffic Control (ATC) software and hardware product. The role is for a systems engineer with a strong background /interest in IT, Networks, PC, Infrastructure, and Routers etc. As the technical authority in your area, you will provide this knowledge to projects and bids and actively contribute to the development of technology and associated engineering processes.  



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


As the Systems Engineer- (ATC –Networks), your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

  • Experience of working within a Systems Engineering environment and/or team through full lifecycle

  • An understanding of IT Networks, Infrastructure, PC’s, Windows, Routers, Drive Images

  • Domain knowledge, with experience in the application of systems engineering to the entire product life cycle from inception to delivery

  • Proven track record and technical experience in systems such as radar, electronic warfare, surveillance and communications systems

  • Experience of regulatory requirements and procedures related to air traffic management and airborne systems is desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of Engineering Design Reviews

  • Proven ability to work and deliver, to time pressure and deadlines

  • Proven technical leadership role on projects to drive the engineered solution through lifecycle

  • Demonstrated performance in team building, fostering organisational culture and delivering continuous improvement

  • Familiar with configuration management techniques and associated standards 


As the Systems Engineer- (ATC –Networks), your main responsibilities will involve: 

  • Safety first. Operate at Special Mission in accordance with the SHE standards. Identify where the SHE Standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.

  • The safety, quality and design compliance of all activities

  • Contribute to definition/development of Systems Engineering technical strategy

  • Contribute to and lead customer meetings where appropriate

  • Coaching/Mentoring – help develop staff competency by sharing abilities/knowledge/skills in order to meet business requirements

  • Maintain, grow and promote relevant technical skills and domain knowledge

  • Team leading – facilitate maximizing the performance of the team through motivation, conflict mgmt., good communication

  • Contribute to bids and estimating – increase the chance of successful bid by providing appropriate/quality input to the satisfaction of the Bid Manager and other stakeholders

  • Fulfil tasks to agreed time, budget and quality

  • Act as technical lead and design authority for nominated projects through the entire lifecycle

  • Carry out requirements engineering/management and engineering design methods as required

  • Development and maintenance of key system engineering documents including system and sub system requirements, configuration and other technical documentation including manuals and training material

  • Understanding and reviewing systems, hardware, software, test and integration documentation to confirm that the hardware, software and architecture design are compliant

  • Recognising the need for and proposing process and product improvements to ensure best practice and compliance with relevant standards (including safety)

  • Travel within the UK and overseas to support business needs as necessary

  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent. 


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.  


About Cobham plc


At Cobham, we have a clear purpose that unites all parts of the Company; it’s what drives us to a higher level of performance, and we believe in pushing our potential to the maximum.




We have a unique role in the world; we’re a company that has both been places, and is going places in the future. Those places can be dangerous, thrilling, life enhancing and a million things in-between.




While the projects we undertake are incredibly varied, we approach them all with same mind-set; we’re bold, we’re determined, we’re inventive and we work together - with our customers, our partners and each other, as a team. 




Regardless of the size or complexity of the job ahead, we believe in putting the same high-level of scrutiny, tenacity and energy into everything we do - for us, Every Mission Matters.




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