Principal Designer – Landing Gear - Airbus - Bristol - Wizbii

Principal Designer – Landing Gear

  • By Airbus
  • Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • Design

Job description

Principal Designer – Landing Gear

Airbus Filton

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

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 Tomorrow” programme and researching the next big aviation concepts and subsequent technologies, within our new Airbus Wing Integration Centre.

An exciting opportunity for a Principal Designer – Landing Gear has arisen in Airbus Filton to participate in the development of landing gear design capability for future Airbus aircraft.

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Tasks & accountabilities

The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are:

·  Identify gaps in Airbus' design capability for future landing gears and develop integrated technical solutions
·  Plan and execute work to build Airbus' design capability, identifying resource need and leading activities
·  Develop technical solutions based on digital models for rapid application, optimisation and efficient re-use, in collaboration with Airbus specialists
·  Define landing gear component solutions for specific aircraft
·  Ensure that solutions are fully validated and meet Airbus' business objectives, considering future product and operational needs
·  Develop team members' capability in the specialism.

This includes:

·  Conceiving and creating excellent design solutions for Landing Gear components, including material consideration
·  Evaluating and optimising design solutions for landing gear components including strength, bearing and sealing performance, weight, manufacturability, cost, reliability and maintainability
·  Validation of design requirements and ensuring verification of design solutions, including compliance with Airbus


·  Correct application of Airbus process, methods and tools
·  Fulfilment of aircraft and landing gear functional and architectural requirements at component level.
·  Maturity of design solution at entry into test phase and service.
·  Working effectively in a multi-disciplined team and with key stakeholders to deliver an integrated design solution to time, cost and quality.
·  Complete and accurate recording of design/product data for continuity and re-use in a digital environment.

This job requires an awareness of any potential business and product compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

Candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

·  Educated to degree level in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering with relevant modules
·  Extensive experience of performing design definition of landing gears, or of high performance product design with requirements and challenges very similar to those for commercial aircraft landing gears, including the design of joints for complex movable load-bearing mechanical assemblies
·  Experience of kinematic design and mechanical system integration, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
·  Experience of defining product breakdown structure, configuration control and change process
·  Experience in use of CAD/PLM tools, ideally with experience of Airbus tool suite including CATIA v5
·  Experience of design/development process and governance, ideally with experience of Airbus' process
·  Performing a Technical Approval role with signatory rights for data integrity
·  Experience of landing gear design / repair in MRO context would be advantageous
·  Multi-disciplinary knowledge, curious & innovative, willing to challenge the norm and learn/continuously improve
·  Experience of activity planning and management, including familiarity with project management tools
·  Ability to determine best practice, develop rules and methods for landing gear design definition
·  Ability to achieve agreement through well-justified and pragmatic argument
·  Ability to structure, record and communicate knowledge clearly and consistently
·  Ability to foster strong team working and mentor other Designers to develop their capabilities in landing gear definition
·  English language at negotiation level.

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

Posting date: 03.09.2018
Closing date: 03.10.2018

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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About Airbus

Constructeur aéronautique, Airbus est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la construction d’avions de ligne. Créé à la fin des années 1960 avec le projet A300, lancé à l’initiative de plusieurs pays européens, il fabrique des avions de 100 places (A318) à plus de 500 places (A380). Il appartient au groupe EADS, renommé « Airbus Group » en 2014, et présent sur 170 sites dans le monde. 6000 avions Airbus sont aujourd’hui en exploitation, avec une volonté du constructeur aéronautique de mettre l’accent sur la réduction de l’empreinte carbone (réduction de la quantité de CO2 produite par avion).

Airbus, dont le siège est situé près de Toulouse, compte 59 000 employés dans le monde et 15 sites principaux situés en France, Allemagne, Espagne et Royaume-Uni (ainsi que d’autres sites aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, au Moyen-Orient et au Japon).

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