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Systems Equipment Engineer

Location: Preston / Warton

Job type: Staff

Salary: Competitive


Delkia is a specialist engineering & technology company for safety-related and mission critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Clean Energy and Maritime sectors.


Our offer incorporates: engineering design, technical consultancy, and systems integration.


We have an exciting opportunity to recruit several experienced Mission and Flight Systems Equipment Engineers to join our dynamic and growing team at Delkia.


Overview of the role


Delkia are looking to provide suitably qualified and experienced equipment engineering support to a major local defence contractor. These roles will provide equipment level engineering and supplier management expertise across a range of complex electronic hardware / Line Replaceable Items. Successful candidates will be able to operate autonomously across the full equipment lifecycle, including technical specification and design review through to qualification, in-service support and obsolescence management. This will involve working closely with other engineering stakeholders and associated supply chains.


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the supplier’s engineering programme.

  • Ensuring distribution of design specification to the suppliers

  • Liaison with procurement for technical advice and supplier liaison

  • Review and process supplier technical documentation (DRL’s) plus review and acceptance of any resulting amendments.

  • Coordinate evidence to support Certificate of Design delivery including Technical Publications and Logistical support aspects.

  • Manage Change Application through CCBs including recommending Type Change Classifications

  • Support Certification Plan deliverable to the satisfaction of the CVEs.

  • Support equipment Qualification Plans associated with Certification, optimising installation, rig, and flight testing as required.

  • Facilitate Certification gate review(s) with equipment CVE as the Design Authority

  • Facilitate and witness rig and flight test activities as required in relation to equipment certification.

  • Support to Physical/Functional Configuration Audits

  • Advising on In-Service Fault Investigations and Queries

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Engineering Degree qualified or equivalent

  • 5 years’ experience in Avionic Engineering domain

  • Demonstrable experience and training of critically reviewing product related regulations and standards establishing a robust process to assuring customer deliverables.

  • Expertise in the principles and application of ARP 4754, RTCA DO-178, RTCA DO-200, RTCA DO-254, and RTCA DO-330 or Equivalents

  • An in-depth understanding of the full product lifecycle of programmes particularly for the UK MoD and the MoD customer acquisition processes

  • Broad Systems engineering lifecycle knowledge (ISO15288.1) and application of associated Technical Reviews

  • Understanding of the MAA Regulatory Environment and MACP

  • Familiar with Avionic supply chains and capabilities



  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Cycle-To-Work Scheme

  • Health Care

  • Company Bonus Scheme

  • Benefits Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organised social events.

  • Professional membership


Company Overview


Delkia is a specialist engineering & technology company for safety-related & mission-critical systems.


Our mission is to enable a safer, more resilient world through the provision of engineering and technological solutions. We take pride in our role to be the partner of choice for safety-related and safety-critical systems, ensuring the protection of people, assets and missions that matter most.


Team Delkia delivers safe and highly assured products and services to customers to secure operations - we save lives and safeguard critical assets. 


The company’s Head Office is at Westlake’s Science and Technology Park in West Cumbria, as well as a ​systems integration, assembly & testing facility based in Egremont, Cumbria. Delkia also has design offices in Preston, Lancashire.



To be the UK’s leading engineering & technology partner for safety-related & mission-critical systems. 



To enable a safer, more resilient world through the provision of engineering & technological solutions. We take pride in our role as a partner for safety-critical systems, ensuring the protection of people, assets, & missions that matter most.



  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Integrity, trust, and accountability

  • Safety and security

  • Client focused.

  • Social value and impact

  • Continuous improvement


Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit the roles you can perform.


All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


How to apply:Please send your CV / interest to


If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch to discuss.




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