Due to recent contract wins, and supporting continued growth, Stirling Dynamics are looking for talented Senior Systems Engineers to join our team supporting numerous civil aerospace, urban air-mobility and defence/military related projects. These roles will be predominantly based in our Bristol offices with occasional travel to our clients sites as required. 



As part of the Systems Safety team, the Senior Systems Engineers will be responsible for the delivery of systems support to our business and our clients which will include activities such as: 

  • Supporting system/equipment design, development & certification activities, 
  • Supporting system and equipment level modifications, 
  • Working to resolve in-service issues, 
  • Preparation and/or checking of documentation for the equipment/system design process, 
  • Running/supporting/attending internal/external design reviews, 
  • Supporting certification test planning activities, test analysis and documentation, 
  • Preparation of certification test reports and certification summary documentation. 



Candidates will ideally be degree qualified, in a related discipline, and be experienced in civil/military aerospace related systems engineering principles, processes and standards. 

Specific skills/knowledge/experience should include: 

  • Equipment/system design, development and/or certification for civil aircraft programmes (CS-23, -25), 
  • Fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft equipment/system design and development, 
  • Experience of DO178B/DO254 Software/Hardware design, or, 
  • Familiarity with typical electro-mechanical / hydro-mechanical components used in aircraft systems and structures such as: landing gear (ATA-32), flight controls (ATA-27), fuel (ATA-28), power (ATA-24), 
  • Allelectric aircraft systems (battery technology, power distribution, motor technology etc), 
  • Experience in urban air mobility design and requirements development, 
  • Knowledge of ARP4754 – Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems, 
  • Awareness of industry requirements / specifications such as RTCA, SAE, ARINC, etc, 
  • International standards e.g. IEC 61508IEC 62368, 
  • Working within a quality system environment, such as AS9100ISO9001, 
  • Ability to lead activities within a team, work package creation, management, and delivery. 



The personal qualities of the candidates will be key to success in this role which demands a self-motivated attitude, a professional approach, and good organisational skills. Candidates must be able to identify with the characteristics and qualities detailed below: 

  • An ability to manage multiple tasks, to work independently when required, and the organisation and drive to follow defined processes through to a successful outcome, 
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including a diplomatic and professional approach when dealing with people, 
  • The confidence to challenge practices and the willingness to question to gain a full understanding of issues. 
  • The capability to work efficiently and accurately, with an attention to detail, and the discipline to self-manage. 



Pay & Benefits – Competitive Package 

Department  Systems & Safety 

Reporting to  Technical Manager (Systems & Safety) 

Location  Bristol 

Contract type  Permanent (full-time)