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Technical Engineer (R&D)

Image of a young woman to illustrate our vacancy for a Technical Engineer. Over half of Delkia's Management Team are women and we have a growing number of female engineers. We value talent and team work - our employees come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Location: Preston/Hybrid            

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 enthusiastic Technical Engineer to join our dynamic and friendly R&D team at Delkia.


Overview of the role

The Technical Engineer (R&D) will work as part of technology and project teams to perform technology research and demonstration tasks within the Delkia R&D department.


We are a small, developing team and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work across a wide scope of technologies and integration and demonstration tasks.  Our current portfolio encompasses vehicle control, data science and autonomous systems.


You will employ sound systems engineering practice and play a role in ensuring technology developments meet safety, environmental, security regulations and best practice. You will assist senior engineers or managers in planning and organising research tasks and in interfacing with suppliers, partners, and customers, and will be responsible for delivering against assigned tasks. 


We welcome applications from candidates with all levels of experience and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with skill / knowledge in one or more of: Systems Engineering, Autonomy, Modelling and Simulation.


All the following skills will be of interest: Software development, embedded computing, aeronautical engineering, systems integration, operational analysis, propulsion systems, robotics, synthetic environments, digital twinning.


Key responsibilities


Research and demonstrate technology, as directed to support Delkia research and product development projects.

  • Collate, prepare, and maintain research documentation, products, and services in a configured manner to support company product / service development.

  • Support engineering reviews and support assurance activities.

  • Assist in the promotion of Research and Technology development activities.

  • Participate in regular reporting to line management, Technical Manager, and the wider business.

  • Offer innovative solutions to technology challenges and commit to a culture of continuous business improvement.


Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:


  • Ability to deliver technology solutions in accordance with requirements / knowledge objectives.

  • Engineering, Computing, Science or Mathematics qualification with degree or equivalent experience.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Member of Professional Association preferable.

  • Interest and evident skills in technology research and or demonstration.

  • Awareness / appreciation of legal and regulatory requirements within the technology field.

  • Appreciation of project management.




  • 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

  • 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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