As Lead Engineer (m/f/d) Turret you are a professional engineer with applied working knowledge of Systems Engineering, Lethality, Survivability, Weapon and Sighting systems. This will include:

  • Undertaking system level analysis through to specification of sub-system requirements into the internal design team and sub-contractors
  • Performing system level trades and balances to determine optimum architectural design within the system design boundaries for the vehicle
  • Taking the responsibility for the overall Turret performance, providing assurance of meeting key performance requirements (PHit, Protection, DRI) through analysis and test
  • Generating interface requirements specifications between Hull, Turret, Electrical and Electronic Architecture, Weapon, Sensor and Survivability subsystems
  • Understanding of Electro Optic Protection Measures
  • Planning, specifying, conducting and reporting of Turret system level trials for both performance and safety
  • Understanding of weight management and ability to identify and implement weight saving opportunities
  • Development of mechanical and logical interfaces of the Turret sub-system into the wider system design. Management of a team of Engineers and Designers including Speciality subject matter experts for FEA, Operational Environment, EMC, Human Factors, Safety, Security, Environmental and Legislation
  • Drafting and implement a Turret development program including managing budgets and schedules
  • Leading milestone reviews and run regular internal and customer working groups
  • Identifying key risks, issues and develop mitigations


  • Successfully completed degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 15 years professional experience in engineering including significant experience in Systems Engineering, lethality, survivability, weapon and sighting systems
  • Specific technical domain knowledge of turret system design within the end to end lethality performance chain
  • Previous defence industry experience in delivering complex platforms/systems is desireable
  • Ability to use requirements management software (DOORS)
  • Applied working knowledge of turret and weapon system designs
  • Familiarity with safety standards and requirements for the design and qualification of safety related systems is desirable
  • Vehicle domain knowledge and expertise in a land platform environment of power and data systems
  • Willingness to travel internationally when required

At Rheinmetall, your strengths and experience are worth something. We also highly value diversity and equal opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application.


Tactics and logistics: The Vehicle Systems division offers a field-proven and versatile vehicle portfolio on wheels and tracks. This includes combat, support, logistics and special vehicles and is constantly evolving. The division is divided into the following business units: Tactical Vehicles and Logistic Vehicles. Sensors, guidance systems, protection technologies and effectors from the partner divisions turn Rheinmetall's wheeled and tracked vehicles into highly effective systems.
Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. Rheinmetall commands a foremost position as a global first-tier supplier to the automotive industry for modules and systems. Furthermore, Rheinmetall is Europe’s foremost supplier of defence and security technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces.


Contact Person: Ms. Merch

Phone: +49 2131 5350 7667