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UK Sonobuoys - Systems Design Authority

Ref no. BHN571054
Location Ealing, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency*

Working: Hybrid working.

Key skills required for this role

Sonar, Systems, Design Authority, Maritime, Product development, Design reviews


Sonar, Systems, Design Authority, Maritime, Product development, Design reviews

Job description

Want to join a company with over 30 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, and delivering highly bespoke solutions?

Join a reputable business who have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

Join a team at an exciting time, at the start of re-defining their systems, with the opportunity to influence and shape the product!

Role purpose:

This role reports into the International Sonobuoy Programmes Director with the Head of discipline as their functional Line Manager and will work closely with the Sonobuoys Chief Engineer and Sonobuoy Project Manager.

As the Sonobuoys SDA you will be overseeing technical integrity throughout product development, across Technology Readiness Levels and in-service support.

You will also be responsible for providing technical direction across the Sonobuoy project teams (including design reviews) and supporting customer meetings. Products include Ultra's portfolio of in-service Sonobuoys and Sonobuoys currently in development.

Experience needed:

This is a Senior Principal or Principal level role suitable for someone with a sonar background.

  • An appreciation of Sonar Systems design - including deployment, communications, and safety.
  • Design experience in one of the following engineering disciplines and an understanding of the others: Systems, Electronics, Mechanical or Software.

To be successful in the is role you are likely to need to be regularly on site at Greenford e.g. a couple of days per week.


  • Experience in the Sonar / Defence would be advantageous.

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