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Delkia Welcome New Staff

Specialist systems integrator Delkia, who provide industry proven design, build and qualification solutions - along with consultancy services - for mission-critical industries in the aerospace, clean energy and maritime sectors, has grown rapidly in 2023.

"Delkia is going from strength to strength and as our business grows, this creates more

vacancies for talented individuals to work on a wide range of exciting projects in clean energy, aerospace and defence. We encourage engineers and other skilled staff to keep an eye on as we have a number of other exciting job opportunities available now."

Kurt Canfield, CEO

To support this, we welcome;

  • Aneesa Jan, Avionics Systems Engineer

  • Beeby Bell - Business Winning Manager

  • Dale Hollinshead, Avionics System Engineer, based in Preston

  • Janette Baldwin - Principal Engineer

  • Jean Page - Principal Human Factors Consultant

  • Kevin Hawes, Business Development Manager

  • Lauren Chatt - Graduate Safety Engineer

  • Lewis Horsley - Senior Project and Operations Manager

  • Mitchell Ratcliffe - Avionics System Engineer

  • Neil Morrell - Electronic Engineer

  • Phillip Neath TSL Technology and Capability Integration Engineer

  • Steff Clarke - Trainee Finance Manager

  • Zakiya Rashid - Digital Marketing Degree Apprentice.

Aneesa will be supporting BAE System with various systems engineering support in the avionics department. Aneesa studied Aerospace Engineering at University of Salford and completed her master's degree at University of Glasgow, which included a placement at Airbus Defence and Space. After she graduated, Aneesa joined Frazer-Nash Consultancy Technology Management department where she provided support to various clients within the defence, transport, and energy sectors.

Beeby Bell joins us as Business Winning and is based at Delkia’s Westlakes Head Office. His role will include working on bids and tenders whilst also developing the business. Prior to this, Beeby held positions as a Mechanical and Design Engineer and has worked in Further Education around operational delivery and business development. Beeby says, “Delkia is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with a range of tasks and projects, alongside friendly and helpful colleagues.”

Dale's role entails developing avionic system design for aircrafts that operate Radar, Electro-Optic, Aircrew Cockpit Displays and Control equipment. His background involves systems engineering in aerospace (civil and military), maritime (surface ships and submarines), nuclear and rail industries. Dale's favourite thing about his job is meeting and working with people, keeping customers, partners and his team happy.

Janette Baldwin, Principal Safety Engineer, who originally started Safety Engineering at AEA Technology then later joined Thales, working on a variety of products such as ESM systems, RPAS and sonars. “I want to pass on my extensive knowledge and experience in Safety Engineering.” says Janette.

Jean Page joins us as Principal Human Factors Consultant and is based at our Preston office. She is an experienced Human Factors engineer of over 30 years and is a fellow of both the CIEHF Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and the Royal Aeronautical Society. Jean’s job will involve designing systems to meet human needs and to optimise human performance.

Kevin is the driving force behind Delkia's business aquisition in the UK's maritime sector. Kevin spent the first part of his career in the Royal Navy submarine operations department. Later on he became a business development manager in logistics and supply chain desision support tools, primarily in the global oil & gas sectors. Kevin's favourite thing about his job is the challenges he faces and the team he works with.

We welcome Lauren Chatt – Graduate Safety Engineer, who is based in Preston. She has completed a BEng Aerospace Engineering degree at Teeside University and has always been interested in air safety and crash investigation. “I like the sense of community in Delkia. I have a lot of variety in the work I do and am excited that the company has very big ambitions.” says Lauren.

Lewis Horsley, Senior Project and Operations Manager is based at Westlakes and will be working as part of the clean energy team: “My role entails managing the ‘iron triangle’ of project cost, time, and quality to drive for the best possible outcome for Delkia and our delivery partners.” Lewis also reports that: “The support I have received from the team since starting has been second to none.”

Mitchell Ratcliffe, Avionics System Engineer has previously worked on a number of defence projects, including anti-submarine warfare, and flight physics. Mitch said: “I chose to work for Delkia as I liked the company's commitment to innovation and drive to grow, along with the opportunity for personal growth which makes Delkia an exciting and fulfilling choice for the next step in my career.”

Neil Morrell, an experienced Chartered Engineer, has joined Delkia as an Electronics Engineer based at Delkia’s manufacturing and integration facility in Egremont, having previously worked for companies such as Rolls Royce, Industrial Controls and Turbo Power Systems. "Delkia offered me the opportunity to get back to what I enjoyed the most about Electronic Engineering which is taking an initial concept and creating a product that meets the required specification."

Phillip Neath has joined Delkia as a TSL (Through-Life Services) Technology and Capability Integration Engineer. He started his career at BAE Systems as an apprentice at 16 years old and has experience leading a team of specialists to design support products for Typhoon bids. Phillip says: “I am looking forward to working with people, that I know and respect at Delkia.'

Based in Westlakes, Steff Clarke has joined Delkia as a Trainee Finance Manager. Steff has worked in the finance industry for 14 years, most recently as a Management Accountant. She is currently pursuing her CIMA qualification to become a Chartered Management Accountant, and is AAT qualified.

Zakiya Rashid joins Delkia as a Digital Marketing Degree Apprentice, based in Preston and will be focusing on increasing the awareness of Delkia in Aerospace, Clean energy and Maritime sectors. Zakiya will be working four days a week whilst attending University of Central Lancashire once a week to complete the academic portion of her studies. Zakiya says, "I am impressed by how much Delkia values teamwork and continuously invests in their team."


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