Principal Engineer (Guidance & Control)

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Date: 17 Nov 2023

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC


HALCON is a regional and international leader that offers next-generation Weapons Systems and Robotics Expertise to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. HALCON has developed in-house expertise across the entire value chain for gravity-release bomb guidance systems. This includes design, development, testing, manufacturing and assembly. Our end-to-end capabilities ensure exceptional quality and competitive pricing. As well, we are faster and more flexible in meeting customer requirements. 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute effectively in the establishment of Guidance & Control capabilities, its infrastructure, tools and labs
  • Act as the technical advisor and point of contact for Guidance & Control projects
  • Derive and maintain guidance and control requirements and specifications
  • Ensure all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the project master plan
  • Manage any of the departmental technical capabilities not limited to Simulation, Guidance & Control, Tracking system, Software Development [SIL and PIL], Lab Testing and Performance Verification and Mission planning
  • Provide advice based on analysis and feasibility studies with respect to the soundness of weapon system concepts
  • Clearly communicate program and engineering issues to internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform conceptual missile guidance and control design studies taking into account interactions and requirements arising from subsystems
  • Develop departmental manuals and qualify analysis procedures to reduce uncertainty in schedule and development risk
  • Participate in planning, execution and post processing of modelling and simulation activities, hardware-in-the-loop tests, flight test activities (including pre-flight preparation to post-flight analysis) and other analysis methods
  • Guide development activities towards solutions that are economic to manufacture and can support long term vision and objectives of the department
  • Conduct future investigations on (but not limited to) cutting edge technologies and implementation of Futuristic Methodologies and Algorithms
  • Stay current on advances in technologies that may provide opportunities to a project or broader company objectives
  • Act as the technical mentor for the team, guiding and developing their problem-solving capability and coaching and mentoring them while they execute tasks of increasing complexity


Experience & Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or an Aerospace related field of study with an emphasis on Automatic Control Systems
  • 12+ years of experience in successfully combining modelling, simulation and estimation methods in the design of guidance and flight control systems. Work experience in an interdisciplinary development environment is required
  • Detailed knowledge of the engineering discipline and the development of guided weapon systems
  • Experience in flight test data reduction is beneficial


Key Skills:

  • Develop guided weapon simulation models
  • Design, conduct and interpret experiments
  • Knowledge of Guidance performance prediction
  • Ability to select most appropriate analysis pathway
  • Ability to identify and resolve ambiguities and contradictions
  • System engineering
  • Problem solving
  • Managing and driving performance
  • Strategic thinking
  • Managing resources
  • Decision making
  • Coaching and mentoring



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