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General Electric Lead Systems Design and Integration Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Ready to take your #engineering career to new heights? From the Dassault Future Falcon to the Boeing 777x, from the F35 Joint Strike Fighter to new exciting hybrid electric opportunities the momentum at GE Aviation Systems has never been greater!

As a Lead Systems Design & Integration Engineer in our Systems and Software team, you will be contributing to the development and integration for a large-scale, complex, aircraft power control system. You will be passionate about the ‘’big system picture’’ and enjoy working across different engineering disciplines, bringing together mechanical, hardware and software teams, as well as considering safety, reliability and production aspects of the product.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Technical :

You will have proven experience of leveraging your experience of the systems engineering lifecycle to enable engineering teams to deliver all aspects of the system development and verification to our customers. We have opportunities across multiple military, civil and advanced technology projects at various points in the lifecycle to suit your experience and/or career aspirations. We are committed to continuous learning and growth and so you will have plenty of opportunities to grow your career!

In the system design phase of the cycle, you will be executing and leading activities to ensure a seamless integrated design including designing the system architecture, creating high-quality requirements aligned to customer needs, performing detailed system development and design, and implementing changes to the functional and interface components in software, hardware and mechanical design. You will be responsible for leading the resolution of systems issues by collaborating with the engineering teams, stakeholders and the Customer. These issues could be at a sub-system level or at an aircraft-level.

In the verification phase you will apply your awareness of different verification strategies to ensure that the complete system is verified. Therefore, awareness of software and hardware verification strategies and methods would be advantageous. You will have a good understanding of script-based automated tests or manual test procedures and knowledge of test infrastructure so that you can contribute to the system verification strategy definition, execution and test troubleshooting if required.

Customer Focus :

You will effectively collaborate with the Customer and other engineering teams and stakeholders to ensure that all milestones and deliverables are met. You will have the ability to work with the Customer to capture and understand correct and complete requirements that describe the system and communicate these effectively to the engineering team.

Coaching and Teaching :

You will be committed to inclusion and diversity and passionate about coaching and technically developing engineers to reach their potential.

Global Teams :

We partner across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design and support capabilities of our global teams. By joining our team, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a strong integrated organisation!

Continuous Improvement :

You will be committed to continuous improvement and have awareness or proven experience of applying lean principles and tools to improve the team’s impact.

Planning and Delivery :

Providing support to project leadership in planning activities to ensure that the technical scope is accurately captured. Lead the team to work to this agreed plan and hold them to account to the agreed priorities and milestones.


  • Previous experience in an aviation, automotive or similar embedded systems development environment working to rigorous standards such as ARP4754A, will confirm your experience of working with complex system designs, for implementation in hardware and software.

  • Your existing experience will allow you to contribute to the design, modification and verification of power distribution systems in collaboration with technical leads, teams and our customers.

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

  • Previous experience in leading team-based projects and providing direction and coaching to less experienced staff.

  • Committed to inclusions and Diversity.

  • Strong organisation and communication skills.

Desired Characteristics

  • You will have a passion for engineering and sustainability with a keen interest in industry trends and electrification of aircraft that will enable you to contribute to the growth of the business portfolio of next generation of market-leading products!

  • A positive attitude, initiative, pro-activeness and an enthusiasm and passion for Systems Engineering will help you succeed in the department. If you share our team vision to demonstrate success by achieving and exceeding customer expectations, then apply now!

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

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

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: BPSS

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.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes