Principal Modelling and Simulation Engineer – Landing Gear
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 Modelling and Simulation Engineer – Landing Gear has arisen in Airbus Filton to participate in the development of landing gear design capability for future Airbus aircraft.
Tasks & accountabilities
The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are:
· Identify gaps in Airbus’ modelling & simulation analysis capability for future landing gears and develop integrated technical solutions
· Plan and execute work to build Airbus’ modelling & simulation capability for landing gears and equipment, 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
· Develop technical solutions satisfying product requirements for specific aircraft
· Ensure that technical solutions are fully validated and meet Airbus’ business objectives, considering future product and operational needs
· Develop team members’ capability in the specialism.
· Specifying, developing and maintaining models, tools and simulation platforms for performance analysis of landing gears and their elements
· Contributing to the deployment of modelling & simulation in the landing gear design, safety and V&V processes of the project.
· Supporting global aircraft optimization through early stage architecture studies, prototyping and virtual testing.
· Contributing to the development of multi-disciplinary co-simulation capabilities (loads, mechanisms, hydraulics, electrics).
· Embedding model-based design implementation (MBSE) within landing gear design capability to enable fast and efficient development of future landing gear products
· Contributing to design prototyping, quick issue fixing or system/aircraft analyses
· Accountable for defining and implementing the modelling approach for future landing gear, including verification by test, and ensuring full coverage of all physical and functional attributes (e.g. hydraulic, industrial)
· Correct application of Airbus process, methods and tools
· Working effectively in a multi-disciplined team and with key stakeholders to deliver an integrated design solution to time, cost and quality.
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.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
· Educated to degree level in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering or Physics with relevant modules
· Extensive experience of System Modelling (Functional and Physical) and MBSE environment
· Experience in use of modelling packages and languages (such as Matlab-Simulink, MCS ADAMS, Amesim, sysML, FLUENT) and co-simulation
· Experience of performing modelling and simulation of landing gears, or for similar high-performance products with requirements and challenges very similar to those for commercial aircraft
· A good understanding of the underlying physics (hydro-mechanical, multi-body dynamics, thermo-fluid) and the ability to apply this in the field of hydraulic/mechanical systems (shock absorption, steering, extension-retraction functions are of particular interest)
· Performing a Technical Approval role with signatory rights for data integrity
· Experience of modelling aspects of product life-cycle from conception to disposal is of interest
· 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 and develop rules for landing gear modelling and simulation.
· 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 Engineers to develop their capabilities in landing gear modelling and simulation
· 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
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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