Engineering Analyst

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

We are undergoing a period of rapid change, driven by:

  • Changes to the landscape we operate within – reducing environmental impacts of aviation, integrating unmanned air systems into controlled airspace, supporting UK space industry; and
  • Technical refresh of our core systems and technologies to enable improved service to our customers

To meet our challenges, we are recruiting for several Systems Engineers within the Engineering Analysis Domain of our Technical Services function. The successful candidate will routinely monitor the performance of the existing surveillance network as well as investigate anomalies and support projects delivering the next generation of air traffic management systems.

This role will require you to have experience in analysis, relevant surveillance technologies and proven ability to deliver technical work packages. It is accepted that analysis of surveillance systems is a specialist skill thus NATS will provide training in the methods and tools utilised within the domain.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Analysis of large data sets and delivery of complex analytical results to a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • The ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner in both written and verbal mediums.
  • A minimum HNC level qualification in an Engineering related discipline (or an equivalent/higher qualification, preferably a degree) and have relevant analysis experience.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience of Air Traffic Control and/or Air Traffic Control surveillance systems
  • Software engineering or working with Linux scripts
  • Basic data engineering/data management practices
  • Experience of working with virtual machines
  • Backgrounds in Analysis, Data Science, Software engineering and Surveillance Engineering are desirable.


  • It is accepted that analysis of surveillance systems is a specialist skill thus NATS will provide training in the methods and tools utilised within the domain.

Additional vacancy information

We are proud to offer a fantastic total reward package to help you thrive both personally and professionally. In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, you’ll also benefit from a wide range of other benefits which includes generous leave entitlement, a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits and retail discounts, wellness support and a comprehensive learning and development offering.

We have adopted agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely. We also welcome discussions on flexible and part-time working arrangements. Find out more here.

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 5018BR_1708959574
Salary: £59369.86 - £79159.82 per annum
Salary From: £59369.86
Salary To: £79159.82
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS
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