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Research & Development Engineer

General Dynamics UK
Oakdale, Blackwood, Chippenham or Remote Working with travel to site
£28,500 to £31,500 depending upon experience
Closing date
13 Oct 2021
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If you are a Research & Development Engineer looking for an exciting, new, flexible challenge then we want to hear from you! General Dynamics Mission Systems is recruiting for a Research & Development Engineer, and the role comes with a favourable salary of between £28,500-£31,500.


In your first week in this R&D role, you should expect to undertake the following:

  • Support the integration, verification, and validation of R&D networks and solutions
  • Support the construction and maintenance of customer demonstration labs
  • Build and test systems composed of IT, network, and radio sub-systems
  • Produce technical documentation
  • Participate in the development process


To succeed in this flexible working role, you should have a degree (or equivalent) in engineering or a related discipline and have good technical documentation production skills. Other essential attributes include excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills together with a willingness to learn and work in a dynamic environment. You will also be expected to travel and undertake field trials, customer demonstrations, and network deployments.


Our company benefits

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits:

  • Every other Friday off
  • A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded with a flexible benefits scheme


If this flexible Research & Development Engineer job motivates you, then please apply today.

General Dynamics Mission Systems aims to be as flexible as possible so this role could either be based working from home, with a requirement for regular travel to our sites or on field trials or based mainly within our offices in Oakdale or Chippenham depending upon your preference.


General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products, and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts, and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we welcome you to join our inclusive team!

As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity we welcome in particular applications from women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, ethnic minority groups and those with a disability.


What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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