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Senior Controls Systems Engineer - Aerospace - Bedfordshire, UK

Last updated: 2020-04-08
Valid to: 2020-05-04
Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Systems Engineer
Location:
United Kingdom
Type:
Permanent
Job description
Senior Control Systems Engineer - Aerospace - Bedfordshire, UK.

Job Purpose. The Senior Control Systems Engineer will lead, conduct or support the specification, design, installation, configuration, commissioning and testing of control systems, electronics and embedded software (C or C++) for the full range of of our Client's projects, including aircraft prototypes, modifications, ground test articles, aircraft simulator motion cueing systems and motorsport simulators.

Scope. The role may involve projects as diverse as peer reviews of other companies' work, advice for research and funding organizations, design of experimental prototypes or programmes for customers, or new aircraft or systems studies or designs for customers or in-house projects. The role will involve preparing own reports and - in due course - acting as a checking signatory for colleagues' reports within the scope of the Senior Control Systems Engineer's personal competence. The role may also involve supervision of other engineers within the same team or within an inter-disciplinary design team formed for a specific task or project.

Principal Accountabilities.

The post holder will be accountable to the Chief Avionics & Electrical Engineer for:

? Conforming with company procedures, processes and standards.

? Meeting customer requirements and airworthiness regulations (or other applicable regulations or specification) as detailed specified within the scope of the contract, task or project documentation.

? Providing accurate and effective designs, analysis or advice (as appropriate), based on: customer requirements; airworthiness, certification and safety requirements; project timescales and budget.

? Working with (and supervising, when designated) other team members, as appropriate to ensure overall project delivery.

? Acting as Lead Engineer on assigned projects, taking responsibility for development of the customer relationship and supporting the acquisition of follow-on business.

? Developing Subject Matter Expert status on agreed topics.

? Supporting the efficient running of the Avionics & Electrical design engineering team, supporting and mentoring other team members as required, and supporting the efficient management and organization of team projects and tasks

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Technical Role and Responsibilities:

Concepts, studies, specification, design, commissioning and testing of control electronics for the following applications:
Aircraft flight control systems
Simulator control and actuation systems
Aircraft communications, connectivity and datalink systems
Aircraft electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems
Aircraft power generation and distribution systems
Air data systems
Uninhabited air vehicles
Concepts, studies, specification, design, commissioning and testing of electronic and electric actuation systems for aerospace and simulation applications

Skills, Ability and Experience:

Essential

Demonstrable ability to specify, design, commission and test control electronics (including C or C++ embedded software) for at least 2 of the following types of application:
Aircraft flight control systems
Simulator control and actuation systems
Communications, connectivity and datalink systems
Electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems
Aircraft power generation and distribution systems
Air data systems
Uninhabited air vehicles
Demonstrable ability to specify, design, commission and test electronic and electric actuation systems for aerospace or simulation applications

Desirable

Demonstrable practical experience of the assembly and testing of small, electro-mechanical machines and/or a practical engineering hobby such as automotive restoration, motorsport or self-build aircraft
Demonstrable knowledge of any of the following:
Aircraft flight control systems
Simulator control and actuation systems
Communications, connectivity and datalink systems
Electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems
Aircraft power generation and distribution systems
Air data systems
Uninhabited air vehicles
Demonstrable knowledge of the principles of Hazardous Voltages Safety and experience of their application
Experience as an authorized checker and approver of engineering documents, in aerospace or a similar highly-regulated environment.
Five to 10 years of experience at professional engineer level - typically requiring the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer - and authorized to check and approve engineering drawings and reports.

Specific Knowledge:

To be familiar with:
? Aircraft avionic and electrical systems
? Aircraft or vehicle simulator control and actuation systems
? EASA Part 21, sub-part J
? EASA/FAA Certification Specifications
? Electricity at Work Regulations

Candidates must hold the right to live and work in the United Kingdom for this Permanent role. In addition security clearance may be required for some defence projects
Requirements
no requirements specified