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Experimentation and Trials Lead Engineer

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Recruiter: General Dynamics
Listed on: 1st July
Location: Chippenham
Salary/Rate: £60,700
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Fancy working on the design and development of the next-generation tactical communication and information systems?

An opportunity for a Lead Systems Engineer to be based in Chippenham to support the delivery of its Trials and Experimentation portfolio.  The role is for a system engineer with excellent subject matter expertise in the planning, design and deployment of: radio networks, IP networks, secure communications systems, tactical applications.

You will bring to the team your considerable knowledge in planning, design and deployment of network infrastructure equipment including networks, radios and system management functions.  Setup and configuration of bearer systems including radios, antennas, cabling, and power supplies.

On a typical day the role will involve working within a multi-disciplined engineering team to deliver outputs that meet both internal and external customer needs to defined quality standards within agreed timescales and budgets. You will be responsible; for understanding and addressing key customer and business stakeholder requirements and needs, planning, training, and supplier and partner relations.

Your responsibilities will cover the breadth and depth of competence in System, Trials and Experimentation.

  • Analysing trial and demonstration requirements - designing and implementing experimental activities
  • Setup, configuration, deployment, management and field support of secure communications systems
  • Planning and support of field and laboratory trials and demonstrations to end users, internal and external stakeholders
  • Analyse and debug setup, configuration and integration issues on target hardware
  • Undertaking and supporting product and integration and acceptance activities
  • Ability to generate well-structured technical documents

Our Company Benefits:

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering highly competitive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight - which means every other Friday off!
  • A flexible benefits scheme - allowing you to adapt your benefits to suit yours and your family's needs
  • A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • Professional training and development courses, both internal and external - allowing you to reach your full potential
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded, which includes compressed hours, reduced hours and job share
  • A Company sports and social club, offering events at discounted prices - giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow colleagues outside the workplace

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas.   In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. 

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace - inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

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