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Avionics Design Engineer


Gloucester, GB, GL51 6SP

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                Avionics Design Engineer
Location:               Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport), Cheltenham
Compensation:      Up to 50k depending on experience 
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF53380


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Avionics Design Engineer at our Staverton site.


The role
As an Avionics Design Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As an Avionics Design Engineer, you’ll have a significant impact on the designs created by our CAA approved Aerospace Design Organisation which supports multiples customers across the industry, Air Ambulance, Police, Utilities, Training among others across the UK and Europe. You will be involved throughout the entire project lifecycle: from initial proposal and costing, through concept, design and delivery design solutions for a wide variety of aircraft modification projects.


Day to day, you’ll support mechanical and certification design engineers in matters relating to electrical and avionic design, as well as:


  • Design aircraft electrical and avionics systems and concepts. Production of manufacturing and installation drawings using AutoCAD in compliance with the internal procedures to meet customer and aerospace regulatory requirements, the Design Office Handbook and relevant Certification Basis e.g., CS-27, CS-29 etc. Completion of electrical load analyses.
  • The analysis of existing systems and designs embodied on aircraft. 
  • Support production and installation engineers in matters relating to electrical and avionic design.
  • Carry out aircraft surveys to define design solutions as required. Support aircraft ground testing.


This role is full time and based onsite at Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport), with this role you will be spend 5 days per week onsite.


Essential experience of the Avionics Design Engineer

  • Experience working within an Aerospace Design Office. 
  • Previous experience as a drawing checker is beneficial.
  • Experience of the full design life cycle from conception to delivery of the design package. 
  • Proficient experience of AutoCAD is beneficial
  • Knowledge of CAA / EASA Part 21 Subpart J (DOA) & G (POA) requirements.
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to select appropriate avionic / systems and solutions. 
  • Strong knowledge of electrical engineering and first principles.
  • Ability to work to a high and consistent level of accuracy. Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to imagine conceptual system design.


Qualifications for the Avionics Design Engineer


  • HNC / HND / Degree in a relevant engineering subject


The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS/SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 02/10/2023

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