Don’t just apply your Engineering expertise.
Develop the military aircraft of the future.
Become the unexpected.
At Dstl, we protect lives. We take innovative science and technology and use it to keep the country safe. Right now, our Aerospace Systems Engineering Group (AeSG) is developing the next generation of military aircraft for the UK’s Armed Forces. Play your part and become an expert in your field, as you develop more effective, better-protected aircraft.
As an Engineer, you’ll help us integrate technology into aircraft and explore new areas of capability. It’s an incredibly varied role that involves all kinds of dynamic projects. You could be racing to design urgent fixes for operational aircraft, working on full-scale aircraft design programmes or conceptualising future Combat Air requirements. Often, you’ll be tackling issues concerning optimisation. For example, what is the optimum design for a next generation fighter aircraft or future attack helicopter? And how should Typhoon capabilities be developed to complement F-35 and a next generation fighter?
If you can answer questions such as these, you could add to an impressive record of innovation. Some of the UK’s biggest defence innovations and projects have their origins in our laboratory, for example, dust-landing systems for Merlin helicopter and PYRAMID next generation avionics software architecture.
We’re looking for experienced Engineers at all levels, including former military aircrew and engineers. We’re also interested in hearing from anyone with experience in areas such as:
- Avionics & Mission Systems Integration
- Software Architectures and Engineering
- Flight Systems
- Flight Dynamics and Control
- Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Performance
- Aircraft Propulsion and Integration Engineers
- Systems Engineering
- Structural Analysis
- Defence Analysts
- Human-Autonomy Teaming
- Counter-Unmanned Air Systems
- Small/Nano Unmanned Air Systems
Teamwork is essential to accomplish your goals and you’ll be working with military aircrew, technical specialists from government and UK industry, as well as our international allies. Your decisions can make the difference out in the field, which means being open to challenge, willing to compromise and knowing when to champion your ideas.
As well as building relationship with stakeholders and colleagues, you’ll need to think logically but creatively to develop smart solutions. A natural problem solver who adapts to changing requirements, you’ll have an eye for detail and the potential to be a technical leader.
In return, you can expect a flexible work schedule with no fixed hours, plus the kind of development opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
This isn’t just a chance to apply your aerospace expertise. Here, you’ll be a vital factor in our Armed Forces’ mission success. Join us and become the unexpected.
Closing Date: 28th November 2019
To find out more about this role and the work of Dstl, please go to Civil Service Jobs by using the link provided and follow the instructions to apply.