Electrical Systems Engineer / Architect

Job Reference: BBBH72865

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Electronics
Stevenage, UK
£60 – £60 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (hybrid of Working From Home and Onsite) is currently looking to recruit an Electrical Systems Engineer / Architect subcontractor on an initial 12 month contract.

Hourly Rate: £60ph

Contract Duration: 12 Months initially and then ongoing and long-term thereafter.

Missile Electronic Architect Job Description:

Electrical Architects/Engineers are involved in all aspects of missile development, from the early concept studies to series production and in-service support. It’s an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to build on their engineering experience.


You will be responsible for the electrical architecture and requirements for missiles and/or their associated launcher systems with duties including:

  1. Specifying/determining
  • system electrical requirements
  • interface definitions and characteristics between subsystems/equipment
  • power architecture, including power budget and power profiles
  • data communication and processing architecture
  • requirements for EMC, bonding, grounding and screening
  • signal safety, including routing of safety related signals
  1. Supporting test and fault-finding activities during compatibility checks, risk reduction, system proving/qualification and integration
  2. Reviewing and authoring reports, guidelines and processes
  3. Design assessments and analysis
  4. Working to defence/industry standards
  5. Attending and supporting design reviews

Alternatively, acting as the Equipment Manager (RMO) for specific electrical/electronic equipment(s) that are part of a missile or launcher system you will:

  1. Project manage the equipment(s) on behalf of the project during development, qualification and manufacture
  2. Own the requirements on behalf of the project for the equipment(s)
  3. Produce Statement(s) of Work for the associated design authority for the equipment(s)
  4. Create and update plans showing activities for the equipment(s)
  5. Manage internal & external design authorities for delivery of the equipment(s) hardware, software and deliverables to schedule, cost, quality and performance
  6. Hold regular progress reviews with the design authority for the equipment(s)
  7. Review qualification verification evidence
  8. Track and find resolution to equipment non-compliances
  9. Attend and support design reviews

Skillset/experience required:

Technical experience required:

  • electrical/electronics
  • interface definitions
  • knowledge of defence/industry standards, etc.
  • degree level qualification in a related subject
  • systems engineering
  • writing reports

Ideally this would be within a defence related background, however, experience within other engineering industries will also be considered.

Experience within these other areas are also of interest but not essential:

  • defence
  • weapon systems
  • power supplies
  • actuators
  • data communication
  • sensors
  • EMC
  • Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS)
  • Model Based Engineering (MBE)

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