Landing Gear Systems Engineer
The role involves working within a research and technology project team developing wireless technology to support aircraft maintenance tasks for landing gear systems.
Reporting to both Project & Technical Leaders to deliver R&T projects to Time, Cost and Quality.
Individual is expected to seek, scope and drive new technological breakthroughs that can contribute and shape the future of Landing Gear Systems and Aircraft.
We are a diverse, entrepreneurial and self-empowered team working in an exciting and dynamic environment delivering innovation to existing and future landing gear systems. The Landing Gear is a critical system highly integrated into the aircraft and encapsulates both primary structure and complex systems in a challenging operating environment. It offers a unique set of system, equipment and structure that consist of physical and functional design elements.
This position offers the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary skills by working on the following subjects:
· LG structure architecture
· LG equipment development
· LG system architecture and design
· Overall aircraft design
· Loads & Performance
· Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
· Extension & Retraction
· Braking, Steering & Control
· Modelling & Simulation
Project: OnePRESS Functions Suite system and modelling
OnePRESS system is a wireless Tyre Pressure Indication System. It enables an automatic transmission of the tyre pressure data to an electronic unit that runs a bespoke APPlication, allowing a simplified tyre pressure check. The target is retrofit only for the Single Aisle fleet.
On its own, OnePRESS is only digitalization of the manual gauge. OnePRESS Functions Suite is a proposal for a new research project to use the data that becomes available for new functions that has reached TRL2 status.
What you will be doing
Refine and freeze OnePRESS Functions Suite algorithms with available data (simulated test cases, dyno tests, qualification tests, flight tests, etc.)
Confirm performance of the predictions made by the OnePRESS Functions Suite
Validate OnePRESS Functions Suite algorithms against available data
Perform an initial assessment on the location of the OnePRESS Functions Suite
Develop a preliminary working prototype (APP) of the OnePRESS Functions Suite
Identify FHA lines that might be affected by the OnePRESS Functions Suite and propose solutions
Conduct an initial Technology Valuation Assessment (TEVA) and a service potential analysis of the OnePRESS Functions Suite
Conduct a preliminary study to determine the impact of the OnePRESS Functions Suite on airline operations
Identify route to certification including buy-in by necessary stakeholders (Wheel-Tyre-Brake, DCS, Human Factors)
Perform landscape search to identify potential intellectual property issues
In parallel, the Maintenance of Tomorrow (MoT) group would like to explore similar algorithms for the next aircraft.
· A degree or strong technical background in Systems Engineering or similar, preferably with experience in the Aerospace sector.
· Experience in both systems engineering and data science is preferred but candidates may alternatively have a strong experience in one area and a willingness to diversify.
· Experience in aerospace systems and specifically landing gear systems is preferred but not essential.
Skills and Tools
Matlab-Simulink / algorithms
System engineering knowledge
Data analytic and BigData skills
Understanding of Safety Process,
Knowledge of Wheel-Tire design, testing and maintenance
Understanding Aircraft Maintenance Practices and associated documentation
Ability to use AI/ machine learning techniques and toolsets
Keen to learn about broader technical and non-technical aspects of product development and delivery.
Able to influence, lead and collaborate to deliver the optimal solutions, either as part of a team or autonomously.
Able to take ownership of your activities and support your team members by making commitments that you work hard to uphold.
Able to adapt your message to different audiences and people with different perspectives, with a willingness to take on feedback and to change course when required.
Multi-disciplined/skilled, curious and innovative with a willingness to challenge the norm and learn/continuous improve.
Honest, transparent and supportive of their colleagues.
Ideally knowledgeable of Landing Gear Systems and modern development methodologies (e.g. Digitalisation & Model Based System Engineering), but not a pre-requisite.
Willing to travel occasionally, depending upon business needs.
A challenging environment where the path ahead is not fixed.
Working in a team that supports each other and looks to have fun along the way.
You would be expected to work a 35 hour week at a rate an hourly rate of £44.00 LTD Company or £33.77 PAYE. The length of contract is to the end of 2020 with a likelihood it will continue (this is not guaranteed).
If you would like to pursue the role, don't hesitate to apply within.