Junior Systems Engineer – Systems & Safety

Due to recent contract wins, and supporting continued growth, Stirling Dynamics are looking for talented recent graduates or Systems Engineers with 1-2 years’ industry experience to join our Systems & Safety team supporting numerous civil aerospace, urban air-mobility and defence/military related projects.


These roles will be predominantly based in our Bristol office with occasional travel to our clients’ sites as required.


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

  • Supporting our clients in the completion of landing gear system and equipment design, development and certification activities
  • Supporting system and equipment level modifications
  • Working to resolve in service issues
  • Preparation of documentation for the equipment/system design process


Candidates should have recently graduated with a degree in a related subject such as: Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Systems/Systems & Control engineering or similar.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn/develop in the following areas:

  • New equipment/system design and development for civil aircraft programmes
  • Working to CS-23/-25 requirements
  • Systems design process (ARP4754A)
  • Braking and steering control systems and equipment
  • Extension and retraction systems and equipment
  • Wheels, tyres and brakes equipment
  • Monitoring systems
  • Landing gear structures
  • Aerospace environmental requirements (DO-160)
  • DO178B/DO254 Software/Hardware design


General skills and experience must include:

  • Familiarity with typical electro-mechanical / hydro-mechanical components used in Landing Gear Systems and Structures
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook etc
  • Familiarity with tools such as CATIA, ADAMS and/or DOORS would be advantageous but not essential



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:

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Confidence and ability to present to an audience
  • The organisation and drive to follow defined processes through to a successful outcome
  • An ability to contribute to multiple, complex tasks
  • 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


Pay & Benefits – Competitive Package

Department – Systems & Safety

Reporting to – Technical Manager (Systems & Safety)

Location – Bristol

Contract type – Permanent (full-time)

Job Reference – 21/23