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Avionics Equipment Engineers

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Location: Lancashire / hybrid working

Job type: Permanent & contract available

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Nuclear.

Our offering includes system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We are now looking to grow mission systems and avionics capabilities to meet the demands of new and existing partnerships. As such we can offer a wide range of exciting opportunities for experienced Systems Engineers (both permanent staff and sub-contract) across the mission & avionic system lifecycle, including system architecting, requirements management, system/subsystem/equipment specification and detail design, supplier management, system test, qualification/certification.

Overview of the role

Our aerospace team is looking to provide competent avionic equipment engineering support to a major local defence contractor. As such we are looking to recruit against several roles within the displays & controls and integrated monitoring & recording subsystem product teams.

Candidates will be required to obtain security clearance and to work on site when required (initially 4-5 days per week to enable training and familiarisation, with the expectation of evolving to 1-2 days on site per week, or fortnight, allowing more working from home).

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

  • Attend supplier reviews (virtual and face to face) as required

  • 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

  • Process formal change proposals through to change approvals

  • Attend internal progress and management reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dedication to quality, configuration, reliability, security and safety with a data and evidence driven mindset.

  • SC Clearance or ability to attain

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), and CAD / PLM / ERP literacy

Company overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design and systems integration in the Aerospace, Clean Energy and Maritime sectors.


To deliver innovative value-for-money products and services to customers to enable safe and secure operations.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


  • 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.

You must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements.

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

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

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to or apply at our careers site.

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