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Systems Design Engineers

Location: Preston

Job type: Permanent and contract available

Salary: Competitive


Company overview:

Delkia is a fast-growing engineering and technical company based in Cumbria and Preston, Lancashire. We are proud of our reputation as a specialist systems integrator for safety-related & mission-critical systems in aerospace, clean energy & maritime sectors; providing consultancy, electrical, instrumentation & control system, engineering design & build services – with our own production facilities & Electronics lab.


Overview of the role

We are seeking experienced engineers with experience in maritime & aerospace platform systems integration to join our dynamic team at Delkia. The ideal candidate will have experience in platform level & systems integration across the engineering lifecycle. This includes systems requirements capture and decomposition and model-based system engineering to architect the system functions. Knowledge of model-based system modelling techniques with a strong background in practical implementation of MBSE practices at platform & system level. The candidate should be conversant with various industry standards and their implementation on engineering projects.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the Air System Requirements and architecture modelling 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 MBSE Culture and champion the MBSE ethos.

  • Support Internal and client capability in line with Model based and digitisation strategies.

  • Integrate with Safety regime to demonstrate controls to Support Platform Safety Case and Integrated Test and Evaluation Planning activities.

  • Guide engineering teams on the integration of requirements into MBSE 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 System Integration queries and ensure that Platform considerations are integrated throughout project lifecycles.

  • Remain current of industry developments in System certification 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.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, systems engineering, or a related field.

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

  • Familiarity with model-based systems engineering toolsets and standards e.g. SYSML, DS CAMEO, Rationale Rhapsody, PTC Integrity Modeller, Statemate, Simulink, DOORS.

  • Knowledge of product lifecycle management toolsets e.g. Siemens Teamcenter, PTC Windchill, DS Enovia, PCMS.

  • Demonstrable experience in systems integration at platform and / or systems level, with a focus on the early lifecycle startup and implementation of configuration management systems.

  • 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 system architecture.

  • Flexibility to adapt to different sectors and work environments.

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


Preferred Skills:

  • Ideally familiar with System Engineering standards e.g. ISO 15288 & ISO 15288.1.

  • Avionics or Maritime C&I background.

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

  • Deep understanding of Industry related standards e.g. Def Stan 00-970, CS 23, 25, Def Stan 07-085, Mil-HDBK-516 for Platform certification within the Aerospace sector.

  • Prior experience in a leadership or supervisory role as a Platform System Integrator.



  • 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



To be the leading engineering and technology partner for safety-related and mission-critical systems.



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



  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Social Value and Impact

  • 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.

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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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