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General Electric Lead Systems Engineer - Requirements in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Exciting opportunities exist for a Lead Systems Engineer with strong expertise in requirements to be part of our new Aviation Systems Controls Engineering - Systems and SW organisation. In this role you will lead and perform systems engineering requirements tasks in a wide variety of complex avionics and power programmes. You will utilise your experience and leadership skills to solve complex systems engineering problems and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals, spanning multiple products across our global business.

Job Description

As a Lead Systems Engineer - Requirements Specialist you will be actively supporting various projects, reporting to a line manager who will work with you for Continuous Professional Development. You will be working also on engineering-wide improvements initiatives, helping us grow our requirements capability to satisfy emerging business opportunities in both the civil and military aviation sector.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Working with projects to enable successful requirements development strategies and plans

  • Supporting projects in capturing, understanding and documenting customer’s requirements

  • Supporting requirements lifecycle in DOORS including requirements creation, trace, maintenance, tools development, generation of reports and health check assessments

  • Leading requirements improvement activities across the engineering functions

  • Supporting requirements management tools upgrades (DOORS Next Generation), developing related processes and methodologies

  • Supporting development of product line requirements related strategies

  • Coaching and training the engineering community on current and future requirements capability

  • Creating and maintaining common metrics to track projects requirements status

  • Creating model-based architectures and designs using state-of-the-art computer aided engineering tools


  • An appropriate degree or HND in Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics, similar subject, or equivalent experience

  • Experience of the systems and SW development lifecycle within aerospace or a similar safety critical industry

  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool and DOORS Extension Language (DXL) scripting

  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Rational Team Concert (RTC)

  • An understanding of embedded software and / or hardware engineering

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools, languages and methods

  • Good problem solving and solution building skills

  • A passion for systems engineering, technology, and aviation

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 (https://https/

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. (https://https/

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

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No