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Lead Test Equipment Engineer

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Ref no. BHN570289
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Begin your career with Leonardo, working on the most exciting projects within Defence!

Key skills required for this role

Electronics Test, Test Equipment, RF, Microwave, Analogue, Digital Hardware


Position subject to security clearance and proof of 5-year UK residency

Job description

The opportunity:

We are looking for a Lead Engineer to join the Radar Test Equipment delivery team at Leonardo in Edinburgh. Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.

In this role, you will provide technical leadership to a multi-discipline team of engineers developing solutions to perform various types of testing, from design verification through acceptance to repair on one of our Radar products.

You will be working within an integrated project delivery team with responsibility across the full Engineering Lifecycle from requirements capture to final delivery. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a highly skilled team at a time of significant growth within the Radar sector.

What you'll do as a Lead Test Equipment Engineer:

  • Lead the technical direction and provide the oversight needed for the engineering team to achieve technically compliant work packages.
  • Act as the domain expert in support of customer and user engagement understanding their requirements in the context of the solution.
  • Giving overall direction to the team advising on technical specialism, domain expertise, engineering process and tool use as required.
  • Resolve complex multidisciplinary issues raised from within and outside of engineering.
  • Mentor, coach and develop more junior members of the team in order to develop overall capability.
  • Promote a culture of best practice sharing and knowledge exploitation.
  • Seeking to improve the technical completion of engineering tasks beyond that expected and planned with improvement opportunities captured through the engineering and business process.
  • Contribute to decision making at a project and product level.
  • Act as a subject matter expert providing critical review of engineering drawing sets.
  • Review engineering estimates of tasks incorporating advice on how to reduce cost and timescale, increase compliance and reduce technical risk to inform bids and estimates to complete.

What we need from you:

You really must have:

  • Have a degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Well-rounded engineering experience in all phases of the Product Life Cycle across several projects and preferably in a number of engineering domains
  • Experience of designing solutions for one or more of the following technologies:
    • Radio Frequency/Microwave/Array
    • Digital and/or Analogue
    • Power Supplies
    • High Speed Digital Interfacing
    • Common interfaces i.e. RS422, 1553, I2C/SPI, Ethernet
  • Have the ability to analyse system level documents and derive detailed unit requirements under own initiative.
  • Be able to communicate effectively across different disciplines both verbally and in written form.
  • Be willing to work on your own or as part of a team to resolve technical issues.
  • Have a methodical and thorough approach to design.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience of customer/supplier relations and working within multi-discipline project teams.
  • Knowledge of Requirements management tools such as DOORS.

Security Clearance:

You must be capable of achieving full SC security clearance and will require access to caveated information such as UK eyes only.

Life at Leonardo:

With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

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