Systems Engineer – Cambridge

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems - Cambridge

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Engineer: Systems Design

Based: Cambridge – occasional visits to Greenford site

Business: Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

Full time – 37 hours per week

Job purpose:

To support your manager in order that both project and statutory requirements are met and to improve the effectiveness of the system design function within the company.

Key responsibilities:

  • To support engineering manager as required, to support bids and projects
  • To resolve technical problems associated with assigned products
  • To provide improvement suggestions for the processes and procedures you operate
  • To carry out engineering activity in accordance with engineering procedures
  • Help build and maintain excellent internal and external customer relationships
  • Prepare reports for internal and external use
  • Prepare presentations as required
  • Be prepared to travel to support current and future products on customers sites around the world

There may be additional activities to perform from time to time in order to maximise the contribution to Ultra Electronics PCS goals and objectives (include in all to capture any other duties not stated)

Knowledge, skills & experience required:


  • Familiar with appropriate standards within area
  • Work effectively with others
  • Be able to communicate accurately on technical issues and schemes with internal customers
  • Financially aware of the consequences of decisions
  • Be familiar with circuit design and analysis and test techniques for analogue and digital circuitry
  • Be familiar with the manufacturing techniques used for aerospace electronics
  • Experience with formal requirements


Exposure and experience with some of the following is required:

  • Awareness of safety critical architectures
  • Awareness of safety and certification requirements for aerospace
  • Awareness of acting as a CVE (Compliance Verification Engineer)
  • Familiarity with stress calculation
  • Be familiar with software design
  • Be familiar with DO254
  • Be familiar with DO178
  • Be familiar with DO160
  • Be familiar with ARP4754A
  • Familiarity with the creation
  • Familiarity with PCB design
  • Familiarity with EMC techniques
  • Familiarity with software techniques
  • Familiarity with aerospace environmental issues
  • Familiarity with reliability and reliability prediction
  • Familiarity with system design practice


  • Good Electronics/Systems Engineering or Physics Degree or equivalent
  • Experience of electronics/systems design in aerospace
Job Reference: JUL20196917
Salary: Competitive
Category: Engineering
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: July 30, 2019

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Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is a provider of high integrity control products for aerospace, military vehicle and soldier applications. Our capabilities span the complete product lifecycle; design, development, production and support. We have over 50 years of experience in the industry and include most of the world’s aircraft manufacturers, hundreds of airlines, and many of the world’s largest defence contractors in our list of customers.

Working at Ultra is helping me develop the skills which will lead me to possess the technical aptitude and leadership abilities to function as a project lead or enter into a managerial role.

… After graduation, my job search focused on finding work and I focused on the defense sector. While looking at Ultra, it was clear they were a company I wanted to learn more about to discover where I might fit in.

In my first impressions, it was the people who convinced me to join. Everyone seemed to feel they were part of a team, working together to produce successful products.

My co-workers are glad to teach what they know and explain their work, as Ultra has a great atmosphere for learning informally. The technical knowledge I’m applying, along with the communication and teamwork here, allow people to express their knowledge and use it towards successful projects.

Working at Ultra is helping me develop the skills which will lead me to possess the technical aptitude and leadership abilities to function as a project lead or enter into a managerial role…

April - Mechanical Engineer (USA)

UK UltraSelect Benefits

As a UK employee you are offered company paid life assurance and membership of a contributory pension scheme as part of UltraSelect, the Group's flexible benefits scheme. Each year Ultra offers a SAYE scheme for all employees. UltraSelect offers important benefits flexibility for all UK employees by giving you the opportunity to consider how you wish to receive your benefits package from the company.

Up to 4x life assurance pension
Private medical insurance
Dental plan
Health screening
AESOP (All Employee Share Ownership Plan)
Holiday flexibility
Retail vouchers
Childcare vouchers
Salary Sacrifice for Cars scheme