Date Posted
04 Nov 2019

Cobham Mission Systems have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Configuration Specialist/Engineer to join the team at Wimborne.


About Cobham Mission Systems

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.


As a Senior Configuration Specialist/Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve:

·         Progress Design Configuration elements of a project in order to help ensure a compliant design solution. Create project DEVADCL, ADCL’s. Monitor design and build standards to ensure configuration control.

·         Monitor and approve NCR’s, Stop Notes and drawing release paperwork.

·         Provide functional guidance on Configuration to the Project Teams (IPTs)

·         Support Engineering, QA, Manufacturing and Supply Chain with controlled document distribution and change implementation. Inc. NCR and Stop note approvals.

·         Support FCA/PCA Customer audits.

·         Ensure compliance of drawings to FRL configuration control processes.

·         Communicate Configuration Management decisions across all Engineering Departments throughout the Organisation and help develop inter departmental CM methodologies


As a Senior Configuration Specialist/Engineer, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

·         HNC or Equivalent in Mechanical / Aeronautical Engineering and Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship preferred.

·         Experience with Pro-E Creo an advantage.

·         Conversant with Microsoft Office applications.

·         SmarTeam experience an advantage.

·         Experience of Drawing Office Practices, Procedures, and checking of engineering drawings.

·         Good knowledge and experience in Aerospace Configuration Management (eg. Mil-Std-973 DEFSTAN 05-57 ISO 9000:2000)



Cobham Mission Systems are based in Wimborne, Dorset and is a modern facility, which offers an open plan-working environment. Cobham employees can expect to benefit from;

·           Free onsite parking

·           Subsidised restaurant (including a Costa coffee)

·           On-line system offering a wide range of competitive flexible benefits including

·           a matched pension contribution of up to 12%, private medical and dental insurance,

Holiday buy and sell options, subsidised local gym memberships and many others

·           Share incentive schemes

·           Flexible working hours

·           Discounted Cobham Sports and Social Club membership

·           A wide range of internal and external training opportunities


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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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