Lead Obsolescence Systems Engineer
The Lead Obsolescence Systems Engineer is responsible for in-service obsolescence support to the Sentinel System. This position requires sound knowledge and experience of aircraft avionics, mission systems, communications, Radar and avionics design on modern aircraft, with a focus on military variants and must have significant experience of working with industry on avionic and electrical system evolution. This role is ideally suited to an experienced aircraft systems engineer but may also suit ex-Service personnel with Project Team experience in an Avionics role. Primarily based at RAF Waddington, the successful candidate will occasionally be required to travel as part of the Airborne Solutions Team which delivers aviation engineering to Raytheon customers worldwide. Main Duties: The successful applicant will lead the engineering aspects of the obsolescence process, communicating across all business areas to plan resolution activities and will report to the Deputy Chief Engineer within the Technical Engineering Service of the Integrated Sentinel Support Service (ISSS). This new position offers an exciting challenge in supporting the ISSS programme going forward with responsibilities for: Leading the obsolescence process and providing support and guidance to team members. Reviewing and analysing obsolescence data provided by the Integrated Logistics Support team. Providing and presenting obsolescence recommendations to the customer's Joint Obsolescence Working Group meeting. Developing modification proposals with OEMs for Aircraft Avionic and Mission system modifications in accordance with regulatory requirements. Developing design solutions that meet customer requirements in accordance with Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Articles. Liaising with OEM's on obsolescence investigations and corrective actions. Providing Support to and cover for the Deputy Chief Engineer as required. Candidate Requirements: Essential: Degree in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline; or equivalent aircraft experience. Proven knowledge and experience with the design and support of avionic and mission systems. The applicant must have significant experience working with industry on avionic system evolution. Experience with working within an obsolescence environment, undertaking analysis and resolution activities. Experience of managing an Engineering project through the design life cycle. Understanding of RAF Aircraft Air and Support Documents. Understanding of military aircraft design regulations including MAA RA's. Strong focus on process with the ability to develop new and improve existing procedures within the existing airworthiness framework. Flexibility to travel to support meetings. Desirable: Working knowledge of obsolescence management in a Military Air Environment. Knowledge of modern Radar systems with a focus on Synthetic Aperture Radar. Knowledge and experience of the Bombardier Global Express Aircraft. Completion of Bombardier Global Express Avionic course. Knowledge of Bombardier Global Express and Sentinel RMk1 Aircraft avionic and Mission systems. Recent and proven experience in a design support role on military aircraft avionic systems. Demonstrable technical experience in a lead role on a military aircraft programme. Practical aircraft integration experience including knowledge of factors affecting installed performance of electrical systems such as loss budget, EMI/EMC, connector and termination selection, software integration etc. Liaison with OEM's to support defect investigations and corrective actions. Knowledge of aircraft certification basis and safety. CEng or IEng Status with associated membership of a professional body such as the IET or a willingness to work towards professional registration. Experience at presenting technical data to a customer.