Landing Gear Systems Engineer

Landing Gear Systems Engineer

Job Title: Landing Gear Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 01/04/20
Reference: 896703_1583420430
Contact Name: Andrew Little
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2020 15:00

Job Description

Our client based in the South West is looking for a Landing Gear Systems Engineer to join their team on a contract basis.

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.

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.

Please note, this role in inside of IR35.

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:
Must have:
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

The ideal candidate:
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.

Additional Information
Contract role
Location: Bristol
Duration: 9 months
This is inside of IR35

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

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