Senior Engineer - Crawley, UK

Senior Engineer

It’s an exciting time to join our Aircraft Simulation Group as we go through a period of growth. The Aircraft Simulation Group is responsible for the modelling and simulation of various avionics and aircraft systems that run on high fidelity full flight simulators.

As a Senior Engineer, specializing in the aircraft systems technical domain, you will provide or support the system design, software modelling, development, integration, test and delivery of the simulation components of our aircraft training devices. This potentially covers the full life cycle from requirements analysis through to customer acceptance and regulatory approval.

The simulations may range from new aircraft types through to legacy types. The simulators will often be brand new devices, but work could also include upgrades to existing in-service training devices.

The work could include simulator and computer architecture definition and design, software development, aircraft and avionics data analysis, the development of in-house models and the integration of software and hardware, the re-host, retarget and integration of third-party software and models from aircraft manufacturers and equipment vendors, software configuration management, programme integration and delivery, plus baseline management.

Tasks can range from original design all the way through to post-delivery support and technical warranty issues.

This role is within the Aircraft Simulation Group which is made up of the following areas: - Avionics Systems, Environment, Aircraft Systems, Instructor Operating Station, Legacy systems.

You will be working in a very challenging environment which focuses on continuous improvement of our processes, products and customer deliveries. To succeed in this role, you will ideally have a background in avionics or aircraft systems along with some software experience.

Core duties will involve, but not be limited to:

• Analysis of aircraft and equipment manufacturer’s data
• Software design/modification using appropriate software languages
• Integration of software and hardware systems
• Validation and verification of design implementation
• Testing, fault finding and problem rectification
• Interfacing with customers and aviation regulators
• Customer acceptance support (in-house & on-site)

At Senior Engineer level, it is expected that responsibilities will include:

• Working unsupervised
• Training and mentoring of graduate engineers
• Development of novel systems of medium complexity
• Planning and directing the work of others
• Supporting bids and technical proposals
• Performing peer reviews of others’ work, including code, design & document reviews

Essential skills and experience:

Essential skills:
• Typically recent significant technical experience in Aircraft Systems, particularly in areas such as,
o ATA 21: Air conditioning and pressurisation
o ATA 24: Electrical power
o ATA 28: Fuel system
o ATA 36: Pneumatics
• Good C/C++ programming skills
• Experience in real time software / firmware programming and integration
• An individual with drive, enthusiasm and can-do attitude coupled with the ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
• Demonstrated the ability to work unsupervised
• Strong verbal, presentation, written communication and inter-personal skills

Desirable skills:
• Experience in development lifecycles, systems engineering, formal testing, and verification and validation.
• Experience of CVS and/or Git software version control systems
• Will have demonstrated a high degree of technical expertise, problem solving skills, and innovation for areas of medium complexity of novel developments
• Ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of various aircraft systems
• Other technical experience in Aircraft Systems, eg;
o ATA 26: Fire protection
o ATA 28: Fuel system
o ATA 30: Ice and rain protection
o ATA 32: Gear and brakes
o ATA 35: Oxygen
o ATA 36: Pneumatics
o ATA 49: Auxiliary Power Unit
o ATA 52: Doors
o ATA 70: Engines

Qualification and educational requirements:

• An appropriate engineering Degree or equivalent (with mathematics, science or engineering content specific to aviation/aerospace applications) or significant appropriate experience in the aviation/aerospace industry

Hours of work: Full time, Monday to Friday with shift working as required

Additional information:

To apply: If you can demonstrate your qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience match our requirements, we’d like to hear from you. Applications will only be accepted from individuals who possess the eligibility to live and work within the EEA.

L3Harris is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of their background.

Note: This advert is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role. The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

As part of this application you will provide us certain personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act. This information will be used for reviewing and assessing your application for this vacancy and shall be retained for a maximum of 12 months. Should you wish for your data to be deleted in respect of this application please email

AGENCY INFORMATION: L3Harris currently operates a preferred agency arrangement for all permanent, contract and temporary recruitment across all areas of the business.  As such, we ask agencies to refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted. Any unsolicited CVs or communications will reflect unfavourably on any potential opportunities for your agency. Any unsolicited CV will be sent at your own risk and will be interpreted as a 'gift' and we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company's Terms and Conditions of Contract.

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Application deadline: Jan 18 2020






Airline Solutions
Job Type
Senior Engineer - Crawley
Crawley, UK
Start date(s)
July, 07.01.2019
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