Date Posted
16 Oct 2019

Cobham Aviation Services are recruiting for a Senior Operations & Field Service Engineer (known internally as a Senior Operations Engineer ATC) to deliver the production, test, installation, training, repair and support of Air Traffic Control products. The Senior Engineer will provide great customer service: “survey it”, “build it”, “go to customer site and install it”, “get customer to accept it” and “fix it “if it goes wrong”  The role also includes supporting the day to today management  of the ATC Operations Engineers and Junior operations Engineer

This position is based at our Bournemouth International Airport site and requires some Monday-Friday travel.


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

  • Experience of ATC solutions from both a hardware and software viewpoint. This could be from either a civil or a military background.

  • Understanding of customer’s ATC operations from both controller and engineering viewpoint

  • Experience of both internal production processes and customer site operations

  • Experience working to regulatory standards

  • Ability to engage with external and internal customers in professional manner in person and by phone

  • Flexibility to work away from home on customer sites in UK and abroad, typically up to a week at a time but may occasionally be for longer periods of up to a month

  • Able to write formal reports (e.g. site survey or site visit reports) which can be used both internally and with customers

  • Able to use departmental tools to carry out the tasks required, Excel, Word, Aerotrac, Allchange, Q-pulse help desk and understand and interpret Project schedules

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues including Apprentices and stakeholders

  • Health and Safety legislation and related regulation and risk minimisation practices in house and at customer sites

  • Ability to present a well-structured Training package to our customers

As a Senior Operations Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Surveys for new equipment

  • Support the day-to-day running and managing the day-to-day commitments of the Operations Engineers and customer requirements along with any training needs.

  • Install Software and Hardware upgrades

  • On site repairs

  • CLS visits

  • Phone support including Help Desk

  • Site Acceptance testing

  • PC Maintenance

  • Build, test and install new build computers and associated equipment to latest drawing status

  • Fault find and repair customer returned computer

  • Complete and stamp all work in accordance with company procedures and allocated stamp.

  • Test top level PCBs.

  • Conduct Factory Acceptance Tests

  • Prepare Manuals

  • Kitting of job cards      

  • Packing of goods ready for despatch

  • Writing method statements

  • Risk assessments for site visits

  • Installation Briefs

  • Training Docs

  • Customer Mapping

  • Site visit forms

  • Installation estimates for quoting  

  • Site visit arrangements    

  • Raise ECRs, Observations and drawing change requests

  • Build and repairs cables and looms when required

  • Continuous training of Apprentices

  • Final inspection 

  • Providing bid costs

Cobham Aviation Services UK

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

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


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