UAV Systems Engineer

Protec Technical Ltd
01 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UAV Systems Engineer


6 months rolling contract

£market rates

Qualifications and/or Skills


Advanced knowledge and understanding of technologies relevant to UAVs;

Ability to define a balanced UAV architectural solution with intimate understanding of the necessary implementation of UAV sub-systems within the proposed design;

Able to rapidly perform system level trade-offs and access sub-system options in terms of system performance, capability, reliability and deliverability within the project schedule and to the necessary quality;

Able to effectively perform system and sub-system technical reviews and chair meetings;

Ability to communicate and explain requirements to sub-system managers and to define and explain acceptance test criteria;

Ability to review acceptance test data and results in the context of assessing compliance with requirements, airworthiness criteria or more succinctly, fundamental assessment of whether a system or sub-system is fit for purpose;

Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and materials, structural loading calculations in the context of aerodynamic forces and aeroelastic behaviour over a large flight envelope, structural component test methods, qualification and acceptance test criteria;

Knowledge of electronic system design, software delivery process and acceptance test and qualification criteria;

Knowledge of the design, delivery and implementation of power generation system, power storage system, propulsion systems, Ground Station systems and their integration with other systems;

Understanding of the UAV environment - stratospheric, tropospheric, ground and seasonal variations and variations due to locations.

Previous Experience


Has UAV operational experience of multi-week long duration flights;

Has effectively delivered a new sub-system through a complete design cycle;

Job Description

Provide guidance to sub-system managers in delivering the project system design;

Make decisions with a balanced view of all stakeholder requirements, ensuring projects are run efficiently and profitably while delivering robust technical solutions on time to meet demanding schedules;

Manage technical risk within projects through early involvement in project design reviews, early commencement of mitigation activities, managing requirements creep and clear definition of the technical scope of projects from their outset;

Define appropriate implementation and proportionate application of the project product assurance plan to the project.

For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.

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