Date Posted
19 Jul 2019

Cobham Aviation Services are recruiting for a Project Engineer – Electronic Design who will be required to drive a development engineering work package aligned to a key NATO program.


The business have 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 electronic warfare to the member countries, in order to be able to operate in a real time situation.


Reporting into the manager for the Electronics discipline, you will support in providing technical guidance to the team while driving work activities to the needs of the project.


This position is based at our Bournemouth International Airport site and requires minimal travel:


As a Project Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Prior experience as a Senior/ Principal/ Project engineer providing technical guidance in support of a project.
  • Strong design phase lifecycle experience with knowledge of through-life LCM.
  • Experience in Electronic warfare (Radar, Communications systems) ECM, ESM, RWR, DF systems, specification and/or design

  • 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

  • Quality control of design lifecycle processes - AS9100

  • Use of tools such as 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

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

As a Project Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Manage all aspects of the Systems Integration activities for Avionics Equipment through their life cycle, from early development stage to in-service support including obsolescence management;

  • Preparation of technical estimates for non-recurring costs and manpower requirements;

  • Technical management of external suppliers and outsource providers, including technical governance.

  • Liaison with customers, internal and external;
  • Requirements capture, allocation, derivation, validation and verification;

  • Interface definition and management;
  • System, sub-system and equipment architecture definition, design and analysis;

  • Preparation of technical specification and other project documentation;

  • Preparation and presentation of technical design reviews;

  • Report progress to the program management and other business entities;

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