Kelvin Hughes

Current Vacancies

Would you like to work for a world-class technology company? As a market leader in the development and supply of radar systems, we are continually developing our skills base and invite you to apply for any available vacancies listed below.

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Quality Assurance Apprentice

Kelvin Hughes has an opportunity for a highly motivated and driven Quality Assurance Apprentice to join our innoative and expanding business. A 2 - 4 year apprenticeship programme consisting of on-the job training by experienced professionals, college based academic qualifications and distant-learning chartered quality qualifications that will develop core skills within quality, design, manufacturing, process configuration and project management, for a successful future within quality engineering.


Business Commercial Administrator Apprentice

An opportunity to undertake a structured programme of supported practical "learning by doing" and, accademic training to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to provide proactive support to the sales and operational activites of the Security Division and to provide the foundation for the career development of the individual within the commercial function. As an intergral member of the team, to provide support throughout the sales process, from prospect identification through qualification, presentation, proposals, negotiation and finally closing the sale. Post sales activities, including interaction with SSB Operations and Programme Management, to ensure the contracted goods are delivered as contracted, and with Customer Services to ensure the goods are appropriately supported in the field is also required.


Customer Service

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Senior Systems Engineer

A Senior Systems Engineer is required within the Surveillance Systems business to develop and deliver Company and Customer Funded systems projects based upon Kelvin Hughes’ state of the art radar technology. Activities will include all aspects of the Systems Engineering lifecycle from System Concept through to Delivery and Acceptance, including Bid Support, System Design and System Integration.

Job Functions:


Experience of systems design, integration & test. • An understanding of Systems and Product lifecycles from concept through to delivery. • An understanding of a range of Engineering disciplines (Software, Mechanical, and Electrical). • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate to all levels within the organisation and externally. • The flexibility to apply skills and knowledge across a number of different projects and products across the organisation. • Computer literate with a good standard of written English, capable of compiling accurate, detailed and well-presented technical proposals, specifications and reports. • A willingness to travel. (NB whilst this role is based at our Enfield premises, a certain amount of business travel will be required depending upon project requirements).

Desirable (Not Essential):

An understanding of Radar Systems is desirable, although not essential if other complementary skills demonstrate a capacity to understand new technologies quickly and effectively. • Experience of the whole product lifecycle (concept generation, concept demonstration, development, production and in-service support). • Experience of working with and developing systems using communications protocols. (e.g. RS485, RS232, TCP-IP, Canbus etc.) • Experience of working on product development for Naval Platforms. • Experience of working on or with Navigation equipment. • The ability to lead multi-skilled engineering teams. • The ability to deliver engineering packages of work to time, cost and quality. • Member of a Professional Engineering Institution (e.g. IMechE, IET, INCOSE). • UK Security clearance. • UK Driving License.


Ideally qualified to Degree level in Engineering/Mathematics/Physics although relevant, equivalent experience is acceptable.

Personal Characteristics:

All Senior Systems Engineering personnel are expected to show motivation and initiative in planning their own activities so as to achieve timely and effective results with little supervision. As this is a customer-facing role, a confident manner and smart appearance is required, with the ability to communicate clearly within the company at all levels and with customers whose first language may not be English. • Adaptable, resourceful and proactive approach. • Strong communication skills. • Good presentation and time management skills. • Customer and results focussed. • An aptitude for problem solving and an eye for detail. • Ability to adapt skills in a dynamic environment. • Desire to investigate and utilise new technologies, processes and methods. • A team player, able and willing to support others. • Energy and enthusiasm. 


Security Solutions

Senior Systems Engineer - Security

Senior Systems Engineer is required within the Security Solutions Division to ensure that consistent and compliant System Solutions are delivered to customers, meeting the needs of the Security business. You will need extensive knowledge of product development, engineering change management, systems engineering and quality systems and their practical application. Knowledge of radar (or communications) system design and performance analysis. Proven experience of integration and demonstration of equipment and subsequent acceptance by customer / end users. Proven experience of sensor integration into varied platforms. Proven technical skills, relating to effective systems engineering, practical application of quality assurance and configuration control, as well as appropriate document generation. Sound commercial/business awareness, inter-personal skills. Computer literacy, including CAD applications. Knowledge of electro optical camera solutions

Job Functions:

Definition and delivery of Systems solutions for the Security business.

Technical support to Sales and Marketing including generating information to support bids, technical presentations to customers, generation of product specifications and attendance at customer meetings.

Provide technical design solutions to support proposed system changes and bids ensuring appropriate compliance with customer, business and legislative requirements including safety.

Adopt a consistent approach to systems engineering activities throughout the design life cycle.

Take an active involvement in new product design, providing system level input from product definition through to release into production.

Maintain and support legacy/delivered systems including visits to customer sites and installations where necessary.

Monitor and, where possible, introduce up to date technology into Kelvin Hughes system designs.

Travel within the UK and overseas is required, and is considered a frequent feature of this role. This could be required at short notice. It may also involve deployments of up to 6 weeks at a time.

Promote the work of Kelvin Hughes in the field of Systems Engineering through attendance at conferences and seminars and where appropriate, through the presentation and publication of technical papers • Any other tasks associated with this role.

Key Relationships:

Technical liaison within and outside Kelvin Hughes with customers, suppliers and collaborators on systems related matters.

Support the Security Systems Design Authority in the definition and implementation of Systems Engineering processes and practices across the department

Act as a role model for more junior staff


Degree level qualification in Engineering / Mathematics / Science subject (or equivalent relevant experience)


Head of Product & Solutions Marketing (HENSOLDT) / Security Solutions Marketing Manager

An opportunity to lead an international team on 5 sites responsible for effectively promoting the HENSOLDT portfolio. In additon, the sucessful candidate is personally responsible for operating marketing in the Security Solutions business based in Enfield, UK.



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Human Resources

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Information Technology

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Manufacturing & Operations

Import/Export Controller

An experienced Import/Export Controller is required to take full responsibility for arranging the exports of Kelvin Hughes and customer goods globally while ensuring compliance with Export Controls and Customs regimes for efficient on-time deliveries and re-importations where required. To ensure documentation is completed in accordance with company, customer and legislative requirments and all imported goods are classified accurately utilising the approprite Customs Regimes such as IPR, OPR, PCC etc., in the most tax efficient manner while monitoring and reporting the use of Export Licensing and thier returns.



Experienced Technician is required to manufacture high complexity electro mechanical products that form part of a marine radar navigation product range. The role requires the assembly, rework of electro mechanical radar equipment typically for maritime applications and the working to and the development of manufacturing procedures.



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