Position: Senior Design Engineer (Avionics / Electrical)

Location: Fairoaks Airport (with occasional UK and overseas visits as required)

Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 dependent on experience


Gama Aviation is a reputable global business aviation services organisation that currently employs over 500 people at 25 operating bases across four continents and operates over 80 business aircraft. The groups companies and affiliates hold EU-OPS, FAA and UAE GCAA Charter Certificates, EASA, FAA and GCAA Part 145 Maintenance Approvals, EASA Part 21 Design and Manufacture Approvals and collectively offer business aircraft management, charter, maintenance and design, cleaning, FBO executive handling, and aviation software services.

General role overview

The Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for a variety of tasks associated with the preparation, checking and leading various aspects of avionics/electrical related design and certification data.

/ Main responsibilities of the position:

The scope of design, certification and project management activities will depend on the engineer’s level of experience and qualifications; all activities will be agreed and approved by the Head of Design. These activities will include:

  • Preparation of design documents
  • Preparation of design drawings
  • Liaison with customers to address design requirements/delivery dates/queries
  • Checking drawings and/or documents
  • Maintaining an awareness of current aeronautical practices/issues
  • Ensuring that all design procedures are adhered to
  • Assisting with customer quotations where requested
  • Adhering to project timescales/time management of own projects/cost tracking
  • Participating with audits as required
  • Represents the DOA to customers and regulatory agencies within the avionics/electrical area of expertise
  • Addressing in-service difficulty reports/design queries after completion of a design
  • Providing on-site assistance to aircraft maintenance staff


/ Detailed requirements for the position:

  • Create concepts and produce design schemes for the Avionic / Electrical systems required to meet the customer requirements
  • Produce Avionics / electrical design and documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Specifying items of equipment being installed
  • Plug/socket connector identification
  • Equipment Software Management
  • Environmental testing requirements
  • Gauge and specification of wires and cables to be used
  • Specifying power bus to be used for the installed equipment
  • Specifying parts lists
  • Assist in the creation of certification documentation
  • Electrical load analysis
  • Reviewing equipment approvals, e.g. TSO, ETSO
  • EMC/ HIRF testing/ documentation
  • Weight and balance schedule amendment instructions
  • Air test/post flight evaluation requirements
  • On-site aircraft surveys
  • Participating with audits as required


/ Salary:          £45,000 – £55,000 dependent on experience

/ Hours:         Hours are 40 per week Monday to Friday

/ Location:     Fairoaks Airport, Chobham

/ Benefits:      Pension, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Travel Insurance, Group Health Scheme.

To apply – in the first instance please email an up to date copy of your CV and a cover note, indicating your current salary requirement to: [email protected]