Offers “General Electric”

30 days agoGeneral Electric

Electrical Engineer - Dowty Propellers

  • Gloucester (Gloucestershire)
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

Job Description Summary

Working within a multi-disciplined team of engineers at Dowty Propellers reporting to the Control Systems Engineering Manager, you will support the business in meeting customer requirements, quality, timescale and cost. Projects will include R&D, new applications and in-service product support.

GE Aviation Systems is a leading global provider of electrical power, integrated avionics and mechanical systems including aerospace propeller systems.

As a GE business, Dowty Propellers supplies advanced propeller systems to regional airliners, military transport utility aircraft. We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre composites blades and electronic propeller control systems. Dowty is also a CAA approved Type Certificate holder, giving us propeller design authority and responsibility for the continued airworthiness of propeller systems in-service.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Development/review of Interface Controls Documents for the propeller control system and/or propeller De-Icing system.
  • Development/review of Electrical/Electronic requirements for the propeller control system and propeller De-Icing system.
  • Development/review of wiring diagrams for the propeller control system and propeller De-Icing system.
  • Provide electrical technical oversight of suppliers of sensors/effectors to Dowty.
  • Provide electrical/electronic technical oversight of suppliers of Avionic boxes to Dowty.
  • Review of DO-160 Qualification test procedures and reports from sensors/effectors/avionic box suppliers. (EMI/HIRF/Environmental).
  • Development/review of DO-160 qualification test procedures and reports for Dowty products, including support to qualification testing. (EMI/HIRF/Environmental).
  • Provide electrical support to Dowty’s in service products.
  • Lead research and development activities for new technology electrical items within the propeller system.
  • Provide electrical/electronic support to the wider controls team research and development activities for new technology for propeller control systems and propeller De-Icing systems.
  • Support with propeller system and De-Icing system integration and verification activities.
  • Build relationships with customers and suppliers to define system’s needs.
  • Provide customer support for electrical/electronic Propeller system elements, including support to Engine Testing and Aircraft Testing.
  • Contribute to the overall team development and growth through strategic inputs.
  • Act as a Certification Verification Engineer for electrical/electronic propeller system elements.
  • Accountable for the effective delivery of the Electrical Engineering activities within required timescales and budgets.

Essential Characteristics

  • Degree in Electronics and/or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent knowledge, with significant experience in engineering for safety critical electrical and electronic products.
  • In-depth experience of owning and leading electrical design elements for aerospace systems.
  • Previous design and/or experience in aviation electrical systems or a similar highly regulated industry.
  • Knowledge of DO-160, DO-254 and ARP4754A.


  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good problem solving and solution building skills.
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool.
  • Understanding of generic system design philosophy and lifecycle from concept through to commissioning.
  • A good appreciation of the following:
  • Capabilities and limitations of avionics communication busses
  • EMI/HIRF in a propeller environment and implication for propeller control systems and de-icing
  • Power distribution in de-icing and propeller systems
  • Electrical interfaces between sensors, effectors, and control units
  • Motion and displacement sensing technologies
  • Electric motors, controllers, and associated modelling
  • Electronic control for hydraulic systems
  • Direct and indirect effects of lightning strikes
  • Electrical and electronic design for safety critical systems Experience of applying a Systems engineering approach to integrated aircraft systems (e.g., a mix mechanical components and electro-hydraulic control systems).

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension          
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection            
  • Private medical cover    
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Additional Job Description

Additional Information

Compensation Grade


Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Make every future a success.
  • Job directory
  • Business directory