Senior Specialist Engineer - Mechanical Design

UTC Aerospace Systems / Goodrich Control Systems
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Specialist Engineer - Mechanical Design

Job Description

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

At UTC Aerospace Systems, we believe that innovation starts with our people. That's why we have over 8,000 engineers located in 70 sites around the globe, across 14 countries. But our Engineering organization is not just a collection of individual businesses. We use our size and expertise to create system solutions that work across all our product lines.

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn't shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our Engineering ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies. Together, we will move the world forward!

Business Unit -- Motor Drive Systems

As future technologies evolve towards the More Electric Aircraft, UTAS has a significant need for high performance electric motors and drives across its broad product portfolio. This role is to create a world class capability in the design and manufacture of high performance electric motors and motor drive systems, working closely with other UTAS divisions both as customers and partners, to establish superior, differentiated technologies for future Motor Drive Systems.

As a centre of excellence, we realise the value of a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish. We recognise the expertise you bring to us and we encourage your continuing training and development as an engineer and, if you choose, as a leader. We support your chartered membership of professional bodies, we offer the opportunity to be mentored by expert colleagues and you'll have access to our Employee Scholar Program - one of the most comprehensive company-sponsored employee education programs in the world. Even our contemporary new facility is planned around our people. You'll find state of the art laboratory and operations areas, as well as comfortable, spacious offices, with break out zones for team work and collaborative thinking.

Location: Fore Business Park, Solihull, located off Junction 4 of the M42, with direct links to the M6, M40 and the M5. Onsite parking. Frequent bus services offering good onward connections to rail and other bus services. Close to local amenities. Please note that we are working to expand our premises -- with work due to be completed by 2019.

Purpose of the Role:

To take responsibility for all aspects of Mechanical Packaging & Configuration Design of new and in-service equipment within the MDSC range of products. To ensure the mechanical design meets specification requirements and to have a general understanding of the function of the product within the Motor control system of an aircraft.

Principle Duties / Responsibilities:

To perform the mechanical design of electronic/electrical MDSC products. To ensure the mechanical design meets agreed customer specification requirements with regard to technical, cost, weight, reliability, environmental and maintainability criteria.

* To ensure all appropriate analysis of the mechanical design is carried out, identify and minimise risk, and where appropriate specify additional test requirements to validate the design. To liaise with and involve appropriate specialist engineers (Stress, Materials, Integration, Manufacturing, etc.), and interpret relevant analysis/test data to understand and resolve issues.

* To collaborate with the electronic and system design groups to produce effective overall design solutions for the product.

* To work closely with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure correct interpretation of design intent and provide guidance for improving quality of the product.

* To fully document the design, prepare design schemes and attend or conduct all necessary design reviews.

* To make technical decisions affecting the product and approve design solutions, manufacturing drawings and acceptable deviations (concessions).

* To use appropriate CAD tools and ensure the capture and maintenance of design data and files.

* To operate within a project team environment and to assume overall technical responsibility for the mechanical design of the product from initial concept through development, manufacture, qualification to in-service use.

* To provide technical expertise to customers, project teams and other functional groups in support of new and mature products. Also to provide technical input in support of the selection and control of suppliers.

* To represent the company both internally and externally at customers and suppliers etc.

* To assist in providing timescale estimates and compilation of project program plans for all mechanical and configuration design activities, and ensure relevant project milestones are met.

Organisational Responsibilities:

* To assume 'Work Package Owner' responsibilities for all mechanical design activities within a project team when required, and supervise as appropriate other mechanical design & configuration engineers.

This should not be considered an exhaustive list of the duties of the position; it is meant to give a general description of what the main duties are, recognising that the successful job incumbent may be requested to fulfil assignments in other departments within the business, commensurate with the level of this role.


Essential Requirements / Qualifications / Skills / Personal Characteristics:

* Qualified to degree level, in an appropriate engineering discipline.

* Work experience and good technical background in all aspects of mechanical packaging of electronic products, including mechanical chassis design, PCB packaging, complex wiring and harness design within an aerospace environment (or acceptable equivalent).

* Knowledge of up to date manufacturing methods, processes and techniques associated with mechanical packaging of electronic products.

* Good analytical skills to assess and solve complex technical problems. Able to create and develop original ideas and make use of different specialist skills to achieve a satisfactory design solution.

* Shall have a high level of experience using recognised 3D CAD modelling tools, preferably NX/SDRC Ideas.

* Highly competent in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).

* Good interpersonal skills within a team environment and able to communicate well at all levels of the business, including liaison with customers, suppliers, sub-contractor partners, etc. Capable of conveying ideas accurately, both graphically and verbally.

* Able to work on own initiate both individually and as part of a team and capable of supervising and co-ordinating the activities of other engineers.

* Must be proactive and a good team player with a positive outlook. Also required to be confident with decision-making issues affecting the product and team.

* Shall have a flexible approach with regard to all activities performed within the PCB & Packaging design group and where required fully support/assist in all tasks (checking, detailing, etc.).

Desirable Attributes:

* Familiarisation with PCB design and layout tools and/or processes.

* Basic understanding of electrical/circuit design.

* Familiarisation of aircraft safety and Airworthiness criteria.

From time to time the successful candidate may be required by the Company to perform other tasks which are not included in the above description, but are within the capabilities of the individual and, where necessary, training will be given.

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