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Systems Engineer (Aviation Power Management Products)

GE Aviation
Closing date
24 Aug 2021

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Job Description Summary Known internally as a Lead Systems Engineer, this a great opportunity to join our Aviation Power business. As a Lead Engineer in our Systems and Software team, you will be responsible for the Systems Engineering in developing safety-critical software for an aircraft electrical power distribution system. You will be passionate about ensuring high-quality requirements, and relish architecting a design to meet those requirements that stand the test of time. You will have experience of verification & validation, and you will thrive on solving technical problems, in collaboration with other engineering functions.

You will be joining an inclusive and diverse team of experienced technical systems and software engineers who care about ensuring full-lifecycle completeness and consistency. We are committed to improving our project execution through taking a lean and innovative approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement. We share technical knowledge and lessons learnt with others in the team, the department and across the wider engineering organisation. We are passionate about professional growth and developing our team culture, capability & capacity to meet customer needs whilst enabling every engineer to reach their potential through continuous learning. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, then this could be the next role for you.

Job Description UK Visas and Immigration website. Roles and Responsibilities
As a Systems Engineer in the Power Systems and Software Department, you would be helping manage the nascent requirements and interfaces, creating initial design baselines to feed the software, hardware and test teams. There must be effective management of changes coming from the customer, including supporting project technical leadership. You would be joining a dynamic environment that enables every engineer to reach their potential as the team switches from design definition to design verification and to final delivery.

This provides the prospects to broaden your skills by taking active responsibilities on the Verification and Integration phases. The Department actively encourages cross-functional skills and you could use your Systems Engineering knowledge to help de-bug software via systems test results analysis, or perform hands-on testing and so improve your knowledge of test equipment and processes for working safely in high power environments.

By joining GE Aviation at Cheltenham, ultimately, as part of a healthy Power department, you will have the opportunity to move projects and roles to provide variety and grow your responsibility as your experience increases.

Qualifications / Requirements
Previous experience in an aviation, automotive or similar embedded systems development environment is helpful as it demonstrates understanding of working to rigorous industry mandated development standards; for example, ARP4754A. This shows a knowledge of working with complex system designs, for implementation in hardware and software.

An appropriate degree or HND in Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics or similar subject, or equivalent experience shows a logical mindset, alongside g ood problem solving and solution building skills .

Experience of the systems design lifecycle will help you in activities such as capturing, understanding and documenting the customer's system requirements. Strong understanding of what makes a good requirement and how this impacts validation. Good appreciation of baseline management is essential. Knowledge of different verification strategies will aid in creating, updating and performing systems tests - be it script-based automated tests, or writing procedures for manual actions.

Deep enough experience will allow you to contribute to defining or modifying power distribution systems architectures in co-operation with technical leads and with aircraft manufacturers.

Desired Characteristics
You will be required to work in a team environment, so good written and verbal communication skills will make you (& the team) most effective. You will be asked to participate in technical and programme reviews to business leads, as well as even the end customer! A positive attitude, initiative, pro-activeness and an enthusiasm and passion for systems engineering will help you succeed in the department.

Our goal as a team is to demonstrate success in achieving and exceeding customer expectations. Does this sound like something you would like to be part of?

Flexible Working
GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward
At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called   FlexChoice, gives you freedom,   choice   and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.  

As a new joiner to   GE   we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs; 

  • Non-contributory Pension            
  • Life Assurance 
  • Group income protection              

  • Private medical cover      
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell 

About Us
At GE Aviation Systems, we invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely.

As key players in the field of integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft, when you join us, you'll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We've got an amazing team of exceptional people helping to solve increasingly complex challenges - people like you. Our Electrical Power business has more than 50 years' experience as a market leader, with the resources, knowledge and expertise to help our commercial, military, business and general aviation customers navigate the electrical power challenges of today and tomorrow.

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

Security Clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: 


Additional Information Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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