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Cobham Mission Systems Engineer in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom


Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are looking for Systems Engineer. This role can be based from our offices in Marlow, Buckinghamshire or Leatherhead.

Cobham, the leading global technology and services innovator have a fantastic to work on our market leading products providing Microwave, RF antenna and Electronic Design within the Aerospace Connectivity Business Unit of Cobham’s Communications and Connectivity Sector. Our products are designed for air, land and sea to high specifications and with new products coming through you will be involved in exciting technical challenges.


Our technology

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity design and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for military and civil communications, navigation and search and rescue applications. We pioneered frequency agile VHF tuneable antennas and continue to be a key supplier to major avionics companies. Our GPS anti-jam technology utilises state of the art DSP algorithms with an active antenna to eliminate both narrow-band and wide-band jamming signals. We have world leading technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and RF interference mitigation. Both military and civil users rely on our direction finding systems for search and rescue operations. We develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas.

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The Role

Our systems engineers work on a wide range of tasks throughout the development lifecycle of a project, from initial opportunity development with customers all the way to production and beyond.

We are looking for high calibre engineers who will be our systems subject matter experts and/or leaders of the future. You will be part of an Integrated Project Team, gaining knowledge of our products and systems engineering best practice through hands on technical development. We are after individuals who could quickly take on junior / deputy lead engineer roles in a short timeframe – a great opportunity for the right candidate.

Our engineers are responsible for the delivery of tasks to support the design, development and verification of products. They will have opportunities to engage with our customers, supporting meetings, systems integration and product verification / validation trials. They will work under close guidance from project leads and subject matter experts, but are responsible to deliver their allocated tasks to meet project milestones.


As a Systems Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Development of solutions to complex problems, using a systems thinking mind-set to ensure the solution best meets the customer needs.

  • Communicating concepts in compelling and straightforward ways, to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Able to work under supervision from technical management, following the set constraints of schedule, cost and quality, and use own judgement to know when to escalate issues.

  • Support the full systems development lifecycle from bids through to production, following the systems V Model.

  • Contribute to project reports and templates.

  • Good stakeholder management with internal and external customers.

  • Opportunities to lead packages of work across the IPT engaging with engineers from other disciplines and functions within the business, such as software, hardware, project managers, drawing office, model shop, procurement, manufacturing, commercial and export control.

  • Opportunities to take on a junior / deputy lead engineer role.

  • Support the future development of the systems engineering function through process initiatives as required.


As a Systems Engineer, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • A recognised technology based degree, with good underlying understanding of relevant technologies and basic scientific method.

  • Team working ability, with good interpersonal skills and commitment to project success and drive to deliver on time.

  • Rudimentary understanding of engineering process and procedures.

  • Experience with MS Office toolsets; experience with MS Project would be advantageous.

  • Experience of systems engineering toolsets would be advantageous, such as requirements management (DOORS), modelling and simulation (SYSML, Matlab, Simulink).

  • Systems engineering design experience, such as architectural design and requirements analysis including decomposition to hardware / software would be advantageous.

  • Knowledge of configuration management, interface control design, reliability engineering, safety, security desirable.

  • All applicants must have or be able to obtain Security Clearance.



About Cobham Aerospace Connectivity

Manufacturers of secure, reliable communications and navigation systems

We are innovative system integrators with a pedigree of capability in Communications, Navigation and Electronic Warfare for aerospace and defence. Through continual innovation, we are able to supply highly resilient, totally dependable systems with low through-life costs that deliver outstanding performance and value. Our air, land and maritime products include Antenna Systems, Anti-Jam GPS, Radio, Audio, Air Traffic Management Systems and Electronic Warfare.

Job Category

Job Category: Engineering

Primary Location: UK-England-Buckinghamshire

Organization: CCC - Aerospace Connectivity

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 22-Feb-2021, 3:54:52 AM

Recruiter: Cameron Hazell

Req ID: 323724