Control Systems Engineer

Reaction Engines Ltd
11 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Reports to: Control & Systems Team Lead

Job Role/ Purpose

  • To deal with the electronic control systems of the SABRE engine including interfaces, simulation, sensors, instrumentation, power and control systems

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the control and instrumentation subsystems within the SABRE engine, plus the physical implementation of the control system
  • Accountable for electronic interfacing to all other subsystems within the engine and to the test site for the demo engine

Key Responsibilities

  • System simulation, Electronic interface management, real time simulation on target machines, Test, verification and validation including HiL, risk analysis, electronic system integration, inputs to SE gates and milestones as appropriate


  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject
  • Further degree an advantage


  • Should have sound knowledge of sensors and electronic interfacing
  • Should be fluent with MATLAB and SIMULINK (Real time)
  • Should have good knowledge of testing


  • The candidate should have Control systems experience at university and/or in the work environment

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with standards such as DO178 etc.
  • Experience of interacting with suppliers
  • Experience of test campaigns
  • Experience of Gas Turbine Engine control (FADEC)
  • A graduate with the appropriate skill set would also be considered


  • Must have strong communication skills


  • Strong team member
  • Willing to provide input to a diverse range of activities, even those that may not directly relate to control systems at times
  • Able to take the 'system view' of a project and interact with subject 'experts'
  • Willing to travel if necessary
  • Demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines core Values:
  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork

Please quote Job Ref 136/2017 when applying. Applications will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and BPSS screening.