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Principal Air Systems Security Engineer

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Location: Preston

Job type: Permanent

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 Clean Energy.


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 have an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced Principal Air Systems Security Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.


Overview of the role

We are seeking an experienced engineer in product security to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in multiple aspects of physical and cyber security across air platforms through life. This includes secure by design functions including Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Regulations. Knowledge of Security Management Systems with a strong background in practical implementation of security practices particularly in Cyber security. In addition, the development of capability and architecting of the security environment is desirable in terms of people, processes, toolsets, training and information flows. The candidate should be conversant with various industry standards e.g. Def Stan 00-138, Def Stan 00-139, JSP 440, DO-355 & DO 356 and their implementation on engineering projects. This role requires a professional chartered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the product security management implementation on project.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on own areas of expertise and develop own and others knowledge and experience to develop the capability.

  • Implement and influence the company Security Culture and champion the Security ethos.

  • Support internal and client capability in line with model based, digitisation and secure by design strategies.

  • Integrate with safety regime to demonstrate controls on product / service security aspects.

  • Guide engineering teams on the integration of requirements into security management system

  • Provide day to day governance in alignment with industry and client standards and practices.

  • Liaise with regulatory bodies, clients, and project teams to address security engineering queries and ensure that security considerations are integrated throughout project lifecycles.

  • Remain current of industry developments in security engineering and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the organization and wider industry.

  • Mentor engineers across the discipline and wider engineering teams and contribute to their professional development as well as their own.


Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Systems / Security Engineering, or a related field.

  • Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or equivalent.

  • Demonstrable experience in product security Management, with a focus on the early lifecycle startup and implementation of Security management systems including cyber security.

  • Deep understanding of Industry related standards for security management within the aerospace sector.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to guide, mentor and develop teams.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented approach to Security management.

  • Flexibility to adapt to different sectors and work environments.


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in other relevant safety standards and regulations (e.g., ARP 4754 / 4761, DO 254, DO-178C).

  • Experience of cyber testing practices to inform, the route to certification of the Air System

  • Prior experience in a leadership or supervisory role as a Product Security Manager.



  • 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

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


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



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



  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Continuous Improvement



Our purpose is to protect lives and critical assets.


Equal opportunities:

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.


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.

Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions.

How to apply:


Note to Agencies: Delkia has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. Please note that any unsolicited CVs submitted will be deemed as gifted to Delkia and any terms & conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be null and void.



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