ILS Engineer

  • Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost.

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support. 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

Reporting to the ILS Manager, the role of the ILS engineer is as follows:-

To undertake ILS tasks in accordance with the customer requirements and to ensure that customer requirements are met or exceeded. To ensure that the ILS tasks are undertaken and managed in accordance with the ILS programme. The ILS Engineer should attend meetings with customers to ensure their requirements and expectations are being met and establish good customer relations at an early stage.

Key Tasks:

  • To undertake the ILS tasks in accordance with Def Stan 00-600 and customer specifications.

  • To identify any problem areas of the design that would have a high cost and supportability impact on the product and to recommend alternative solutions.

  • To undertake Reliability tasks in accordance with Def Stan 00-40 and customer specifications.

  • To identify areas of poor reliability in the design and recommend improvements or alternative solutions.

  • To undertake Maintainability tasks in accordance with Def Stan 00-40 and customer specifications.

  • To identify areas of the product design which could impact on maintainability of that product. To recommend alternative solutions to ensure that the product is easy to maintain in accordance with the customer requirements and expectations.

  • To populate the Logistic Support Analysis Record with the analysis carried out in accordance with Def Stan 00-600 and customer specifications.

  • To provide support to the Proposals Department in writing ILS plans for tender proposals.

  • To ensure that the tasks are completed in an appropriate and timely manner to the customer's requirements.

  • To support other Integrated Support Activities such as Training Needs Analysis development and information for the development of Technical publications.


Knowledge / Experience:

Engineering Degree or equivalent with possible knowledge of the following:

Knowledge of MSV military shelter systems Design, MAX MRP System, Defence Standards and Environments,

Awareness of military support skills and capabilities

A full understanding of Quality Management and Control systems.

Knowledge and use of ILS, Reliability and Maintainability (including Windchill-RELEX software).

Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation Requirements.


Use computer packages eg Word, Excel, Microsoft Project, MAX MRP System and Windchill (RELEX).

Use of ILS software -OmegaPS, OPUS10, SIMLOX etc

Good written and verbal communication to clearly express views and ideas.

Ability to interact with all levels of staff both internally and externally.


Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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