Graduate Supportability Engineer

Company Details

We work with creativity and passion to develop and deploy advanced technology in the pursuit of security and progress. To deliver value, today and tomorrow.

The Opportunity

Programme Description

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will be provided with a wealth of development opportunities in both virtual and applied working environments.  On our programme you will engage with challenging and exciting project work, and deliver innovative business or technical solutions as part of a team of subject matter experts.  Throughout the programme you will receive coaching and support from your team to achieve your objectives as well as your personal development goals.

You will gain a wide array of experience in your day to day role, however as part of the programme you will also complete a number of development modules and activities over a two year period.  These modules and activities are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to realise your full potential.  Leonardo is committed to developing our graduates into leading technical or business professionals, and as such we will also support you through your preferred route for chartership.

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our graduates completing our Graduate Development Programme.  We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.  If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

Role Description

In Edinburgh, Leonardo Radar and Advanced Targeting Business Unit, has the need for a Graduate Supportability Engineer to undertake design analysis and influencing the ability to easily support our next generation of Ultra High Performance Radar Systems, Laser and Electro-optical Systems and Inertial Navigations Systems.  You will be working within Integrated Product Teams to provide a Customer orientated focus on the design characteristics and performance. We are a close- knit, skilled design team working at the cutting edge of engineering for Aerospace and Defence and you will have the opportunity to get involved in new and world leading development activities.

What you will do

  • Your developing engineering and analysis skills will be used across the full equipment lifecycle: from concept and requirements analysis; through design; development; production; test; delivery to the customer; in service support solutions and finally disposal.
  • As a Graduate Supportability Engineer, you will be responsible for generating, assessing and delivering the analysis of the Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Safety (RMT&S) characteristics of our new products and product upgrades.
  • Our analysis covers a variety of technologies including optical, mechanical, low power and high power electronics, digital and analogue control and processing and RF transmission.
  • You will learn and develop your understanding of the key elements of support processes and Customer operational needs to help develop support solutions using state-of-the-art modelling, simulation tools and test environments.
  • You will work closely with Systems, Mechanical, Laser, RF, Electronics and Software engineers to identify and avoid real support related problems on complex systems, before they reach the Customers environment.
  • You will also have the opportunity to be involved in investigation and assessing reliability, maintainability, testability and support solution methodologies to enhance and improve the future capabilities of Supportability Engineering within Leonardo.

How will we support you?

We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through:

  • Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Accelerated graduate performance reviews
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare options
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers (including gym membership)
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free on-site parking

What we are looking for


Nationality and security clearance

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business.


All of our roles require (a) a minimum of an upper Second class Bachelors/Integrated Masters degree, or (b) a higher degree, such as a MSc or PhD.  In all cases the subject should be engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant discipline.

When applying on HireVue please select Grad/IP STEM.

What are you waiting for?

Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD,  come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around!

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

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