Aerodynamics Engineer

Rullion Engineering Altrincham
£28000 - £60000/annum
08 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
ROLE: Aerodynamics Engineer
SALARY: Negotiable DOE
Reports to Aerodynamics Group Leader

I am recruiting for a company that is extending an opportunity to join their aerodynamics department, a team of highly experienced engineers at the forefront of missile aerodynamics. This vacancy presents a rare opportunity to be actively involved in high speed aerodynamics. Within this role you would find yourself at the forefront of missile aerodynamics and be a member of a team delivering innovative solutions in a wide range of missile system scenarios.

Working as part of the aerodynamics team you will be involved in the aerodynamic design, characterisation and assessment of missile airframes. This will involve the use of extensive use of CFD and other methods for aerodynamic assessment, as well as a suite of performance analysis tools. These activities will cover free-flight and propulsion system installation aspects, as well as the integration of our missiles onto air, land and/or sea platforms. You will also be involved in the analysis of trials results, and have the opportunity to liaise with several other disciplines.
You will be working at the cutting edge of missile aerodynamics as part of a team of specialist engineers.
You will have the opportunity to work with a huge variety of flow regimes, from low subsonic to high supersonic, from steady flow to highly turbulent.
This will include close working with other disciplines within the company such as mechanical design, thermal analysis and guidance, navigation & control, as well as external organisations such as dstl, SMEs and universities.
This role is likely to involve limited travel within the UK to liaise with these disciplines and organisations.

You will be joining a team of approximately forty engineers who together form a world class weapon aerodynamic design capability.
This team has a broad range of specialist and multi-disciplinary skills and are involved in a wide range of activities, providing opportunities for working on and influencing the entire portfolio from the initial research and concept phase, through maturation and development, and into in-service support.
Access to these wide-ranging opportunities is open to all team members to broaden their skills and enhance their personal development.

A doctorate in aerodynamic subjects, or a Master's degree and solid relevant working experience
A desire to get involved in innovative product development and a proven record of delivering results to time, cost and quality.
The ability to show clear technical thinking, and to communicate your ideas well.
Extensive experience of aerospace aerodynamics
Extensive experience of CFD, ideally focussed on high-speed aerodynamics
Some experience leading teams
Chartered Engineer status