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General Electric Through Life (RM&T) Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Known internally as a Through Life Engineer, this is a great opportunity to join our Aviation Power business. As a Through Life Engineer which operates from within our Systems and Software team, you will be responsible for performing Through Life Engineering tasks for safety critical systems in both civil and military aviation platforms as well as the renewables and industrial sector. You will have experience of providing RM&T and Design for Life support in the engineering domain 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 Through Life Engineers who care about ensuring the equipment we design at GE Aviation Systems remains reliable, maintainable, and usable throughout its entire lifecycle. 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

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Through Life Engineer in the Systems and Software department, you would be responsible for providing support to programmes across the whole product lifecycle. The team is regularly involved in Bids and Proposals from concept generation and is building increasingly strong links with the product support, field support and in service reliability teams which gives a rare opportunity to provide support to programmes from cradle to grave. You will be joining a dynamic team, supporting projects across both avionics and power distribution systems which enables every engineer in the team to gain broad experience of aircraft system platforms allowing the team to reach their potential.

By joining GE Aviation at Cheltenham, ultimately, as part of an exciting and dedicated team, you will have the opportunity to move projects and roles to provide variety and grow your responsibility as your experience increases.

Required Qualifications

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 and ARP4761. This shows a knowledge of working with complex system designs, for implementation in hardware and software.

An appropriate degree or HND in Engineering, Mathematics, Electronics, Applied Physics or similar subject, or equivalent experience shows a logical mindset, alongside good 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 through life requirements. Good appreciation of the principles of Design for Reliability will aid in the generation of TLE assessments such as Reliability Predictions, FMEAs and maintainability analyses. Strong understanding of what makes a reliable and usable product is essential and strong communication and influencing skills are advantageous in this role.

Deep enough experience will allow you to contribute to defining or modifying avionics and power distribution system architectures in collaboration 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 the end customer! A positive attitude, initiative, pro-activeness and an enthusiasm and passion for through life 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

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: BPSS (

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. (


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes