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Design Engineer / Senior Design Engineer (Avionics)


Job description

Draken Europe offers exciting careers that matter.

We believe that mission success does not start with the mission itself. It begins with our people.

Role purpose

The role supports the continued airworthiness, repairs and modifications of the Draken fleet and special projects. The role is responsible for providing designs for concept and integration of avionic and mission equipment to meet Customer requirements.  Tasks include the translation of proposed concepts into detailed designs in compliance with certification requirements.

Responsibilities include: 

Understand and interpret Customer requirements, facilitating a cost-effective design and production solution.

Ensure that design meets Customer and Certification requirements within a formal validation and verification process.

Produce detailed design in accordance with project milestones.

Support required testing and documented analysis of results.

Generate compliance substantiation reports as required.

Maintain technical competency and currency to ensure the effective use of latest technology.

Assist in developing mission requirements.

Assist, and liaise with, the Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE) throughout the design

process on all design issues relating to airworthiness requirements.

Support the Project Team in the co-ordination, planning and control of the design data.


Have engineering knowledge and aircraft avionics systems knowledge – Required

Have an Engineering degree or Apprenticeship with appropriate experience – Required

Knowledge of Certification Specifications, CAA Part 21 and MAA DAOS regulations – Advantageous

Aircraft System and Software Safety Analysis processes – Advantageous

AutoCad or similar 2D electrical drawing package – Advantageous

Able to hold a Developed Vetting (DV) level security clearance – Required

Our employee values

Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

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