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.


The Vehicle Systems Division, part of the Rheinmetall Group’s Defence Sector, is one of the market’s major, full-service providers. It covers logistical and tactical military vehicles – both wheeled and tracked – as well as combat vehicles and turret systems for armed forces the world over – from end to end and from a single source.

Rheinmetall Group is a listed stock corporation based in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is an integrated technology group with solid, internationally successful operations in the fields of security and mobility. The company’s Automotive Sector occupies a leading position as an automotive supplier and is a reliable partner when it comes to developing and producing components for the drive systems of today and tomorrow. The Group’s Defence Sector is a leading European systems supplier for defence technology and a trusted partner of the armed forces.


Contact Person: Ms. Merch

Phone: +49 2131 5350 7667