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Guidance, Control and Navigation (GCN) Engineer


My client, a world leader in the defence sector, requires a Guidance, Control and Navigation (GCN) Engineer to join their team delivering algorithm development and proving across a range of Defence projects, with a focus on Autopilots and control system, Mid-Course guidance, Terminal and Homing Guidance, Propulsion control, Integrated Navigation, Data fusion, Command and Control and Mission Planning algorithms.

Guidance, Control and Navigation (GCN) Engineer

Job Description

Algorithms are developed at numerous points of the product lifecycle including research studies, initial missile feasibility and concept studies, as well as algorithms in support of assessment and development programmes.

The GCN Engineer will develop specific algorithms or studies to support a key programme. This can include feasibility studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, trials preparation, trials analysis and reporting, architecture definition, algorithm and model validation. The role will involve performing technical analyses and investigations into a full range of issues and problems along with preparing and developing solutions either individually or as a member of a project team. The team engages with the algorithm users, understands and responds to their requirements, ensuring that algorithms are appropriate for the intended use.

This is an opportunity to join an international team, working closely with other discipline areas, such as Simulation and Modelling, Software, Navigation Sensors, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation, Seekers & Sensors, Datalinks and Technical Quality. You will have the chance to work with ground-breaking technological innovations and play a meaningful role through the development of complex weapon systems across all stages of the lifecycle.

To be considered for this role, applicants need to be qualified to degree level (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in an appropriate subject with strong mathematical content, such as Aerospace Engineering, Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics etc. You will have proven experience of applicable algorithms development i.e. Guidance, Control, Data Fusion, Navigation, Image Processing, ideally with knowledge and experience of some of the following:

flight dynamics and aerodynamics.
sensors (e.g. IMUs, GPS, RF and IR seekers).
actuation systems in relation to autopilot design and servo control.
MathWorks products – specifically Simulink, Embedded MATLAB and Stateflow, C, FORTRAN and Ada.

You will be a motivated individual with the ability to visualise and analyse complex systems and experience of working on all phases of the engineering life cycle. Outside of the defence sector, you may have a background in other industries, such as avionics and aerospace, computer vision, robotics, autonomous systems within the mobile phone industry or the GNSS industry.

Guidance, Control and Navigation (GCN) Engineer
£45-52k plus paid overtime and excellent benefits

Key Skills: Guidance, Control and Navigation Engineer, GCN Engineer, Guidance, Navigation, Algorithms, Algorithm Development, MathWorks, MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, data Fusion, Image Processing, Seekers, Sensors, Maths, Mathematics, Mathematical.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client’s site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don’t hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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