Principal Engineer - Systems Design

Safran Group
Grove, UK
19 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.
Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.
Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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Job details
Main domain/Job field
Research, design and development - Architecture and systems engineering
Job title
Principal Engineer - Systems Design
Employment type
Professional category
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Part time / Full time
Job description
Electricity is in the Air !At Safran Electrical & Power, our vision is to deliver smarter electrical solutions for a better flight.We are convinced tomorrow flights will be hybrid electric and even fully electrically powered. We will be flying VTol (Vertical Take off and landing), light jets and urban mobility solutions that will revolutionize the way we fly.If you want to dream big, to make a difference, to leave the routine and work on the future, we are looking for enthusiastic, visionary, and passionate geniuses to join our team.A Principal Systems Engineer is required to maintain the correct level of Systems Design leadership throughout the project life cycle. Working within a flexible engineering environment this role will become part of a team of highly motivated, skilled and experienced individuals whose primary activities relate to electrical power generation and distribution systems, and include:• System requirement definition, working with the customer in a team context• System design including architectures, performance analysis and integration aspects• Requirement management and compliance analysis• Responsible for Systems related technical decisions and providing the Systems interface to the customer.• Supervise and hold technical responsibility for the work of others, and ensure a high level of quality is maintained• Participation in system test rig design, test rig commissioning and system testing• Support of system testing at the site and customer's facility• Preparation of documentation with the end goal of system qualification and aircraft certification (including systemspecifications, interface control documents, system description documents, test specifications and reports)• Accountability for compiling and collating documentation for Safety of Flight / Certification, and issuing the SystemDeclaration of Design and Performance (DDP)• Generation of Project plans and Monthly Execution Plans (MEP) and attending daily stand-up meetings to ensure theProgramme Engineering budget is met• Supporting new business growth in promoting the company's capability to customers, in investigating possibleopportunities and in preparation of responses to customer Requests for Proposal
Travel specifictity
As required.
Candidate skills & requirements
• A good first degree in Electrical, Electronic, Aeronautical, Systems or Control Engineering or other appropriateprofessional qualification• A strong interest in systems design and integration, and their application to electrical power generation and distribution• Work experience in, and a broad understanding of, aircraft or other complex safety-critical systems• Use of DOORS software.• Good understanding of the System Engineering process and its application to the product lifecycle• Experience of understanding and interpreting customer and internal specifications to extract technical requirements,building strong relationships with external and internal customers• System architecture decomposition and definition, Integration V&V planning, System requirement definition, Validation,Implementation, System verification etc• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal Englishor technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will berequired to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview processJob location
Job location
Europe, UK, England, East of England
City (-ies)


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