Senior Systems Design & Integration Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Systems engineering at GE Aerospace is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. We are looking for an experienced senior systems design & integration engineers to join our Systems and Software team.

You will be a proven systems thinker who is passionate about the ‘’big picture’’ and enjoy working across different engineering disciplines, bringing together mechanical, hardware and software teams, as well as considering safety, reliability and production aspects of the product. You thrive on enabling the engineer teams to design and deliver a quality product that meets the Customer needs in line with the GE Business case.

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Technical: You will be leveraging your systems engineering experience and knowledge to technically coach, teach and lead a team to execute a robust process of design and optimization of systems across the Lockheed Martin portfolio of products. The work consists of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs, component and product integration and finally verification that the design is properly integrated and executed.

Customer Focus: You will collaborate with the Customer and other engineering teams and stakeholders to ensure that all milestones and deliverables are met. You will have the ability to work with the Customer to capture and understand the correct and complete requirement set that describes the system and enable the effective flow down of these to the cross functional teams.

Expertise, Coaching and Teaching: You will be committed to inclusion and diversity and passionate about coaching and technically developing engineers to reach their potential. As a senior staff engineer you will continue to develop your own specialized knowledge and be aware of latest technical developments in your area. As a member of the department leadership team you will contribute towards strategy and policy development, and ensure delivery within area of responsibility.

Global Teams: We partner across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design and support capabilities of our global teams. By joining our team, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a strong integrated organisation!

Continuous Improvement: You will be committed to continuous improvement and have awareness or proven experience of applying lean principles and tools to improve the team’s impact.

Planning and Delivery: Providing support to project leadership in planning activities to ensure that the technical scope is accurately captured. Enabling the team to work to this agreed plan and hold them to account to the agreed priorities and milestones.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Previous experience working with complex system designs in an aviation, automotive or similar embedded systems development environment working to rigorous standards.

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

  • Previous experience in leading team-based projects and providing direction and coaching to less experienced staff.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, and execute programs.

Desired Characteristics

You will have a passion for engineering and sustainability with a keen interest in industry trends and electrification of aircraft that will enable you to contribute to the growth of the business portfolio of next generation of market-leading products!

A positive attitude, initiative, pro-activeness and an enthusiasm and passion for true systems engineering will help you succeed. If you share our team vision to demonstrate success by achieving and exceeding customer expectations, then apply now!

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;

  • Performance based annual bonus

  • 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

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