Fluid mechanical Specialist Engineer

14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Company description:

Airbus Group

Job description:

Airbus, the world's leading Aircraft manufacturer has exciting new job opportunities to join its Engineering teams at Filton, Bristol.
Core activities include the design, engineering and support for Airbus wings, fuel systems and landing gear Integration. We develop our people to work on systems, structures and aerodynamics research, development and test facilities.
The engineering site at Filton is a vibrant and diverse place to work. Come and join our community which is developing the future of flight through our "Wing of the future" programme and researching the next big aviation concepts and subsequent technologies, within our new Airbus Wing Integration Centre.

We have 2 exciting new opportunities available in Airbus Filton for a Fluid mechanical Specialist Engineer. We are seeking a Fuel Systems Engineer to work within our highly skilled, cross-functional team to gain and deploy expertise across a range of fluid mechanical tasks. Specifically, we are seeking a candidate with a high level of experience in systems design and verification.

The ideal candidate thrives in an agile environment and has a passion for resolving diverse technical problems. They will be required to support the continuing development of in-service programmes and the certification of new modifications including new fuel types.

Our Fuel and Inerting Systems interface with a huge number of other aircraft functions including Wing, Fuselage and Empennage Structures, Electrical Systems, Powerplant, Auxiliary power unit (APU), Avionics, Flight Handling and we continuously find innovative ways of improving our systems and products to help our customers achieve future business needs.
The role will also require significant collaboration with fuel system equipment and resource suppliers and Airbus teams from Customer Services, Chief Engineering, Programmes, Safety, Airworthiness, Test, R&T and Procurement.

The objectives for this role include:

o Acting as a focal point for a particular sub system within Airbus Fuel systems.
o Plan and complete fluid system design tasks using a range of analysis tools and methods with good knowledge of fluid mechanic principles
o Provide resource estimates and programme plans to support fluid mechanical tasks to completion
o Support the development, qualification and maturity testing of new sub-systems.

To ensure strong customer focus additional responsibilities of the job are to:
o Report progress on a regular basis, in a comprehensive and timely manner
o Attend and present design aspects at design reviews
o Liaise with System Safety and Control / Indication design teams to ensure completeness of design

Seeked profile:

As the successful candidate, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

Required Qualifications and Skills

o Degree in Engineering or a related discipline, or a demonstrable understanding of fluid handling systems and equipment and an HND in engineering or related discipline
o Good understanding of Fluid mechanical principles
o Familiarity with fluid system development, preferably within an aerospace context.
o Ability to be flexible and agile within an innovative changing environment
o Experience with managing a system development and suppliers
o Ability to use judgement to make technical recommendations based on incomplete or conflicting design data
o Experience of producing technical documentation of a high standard to accurately record design evolution
o Experience of requirements V & V processes
o Ability to influence and coach stakeholders, and make informed decisions

Additional Desirable Qualifications and Skills

o Familiarity with systems engineering processes
o System definition to safety, reliability, maintainability and particular risk requirements
o Understanding of fuel characteristics
o Airworthiness Regulations
o Specific knowledge of aircraft fuel tank vent systems
o Experience of use of computer based analysis tools with an understanding of their limitations

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

Applications will be accepted from April 11th 2018 to May 11th 2018.

We offer:

o Excellent competitive salary with yearly reviews
o Total remuneration package made up of Basic Salary, Performance Bonus & Success Sharing
o 25 days holiday (Ability to buy 35 additional hours) plus bank holidays
o Pension Scheme Defined contribution pension scheme with scale matching contribution
o Flexible Benefits based on grade - Multiple options including health care and car options
o Flexible working hours & practices (including Friday half-day)
o Onsite social clubs
o Strong career development opportunities (learning path, opportunities to move internally, UK wide and internationally)

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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