Senior / Principal Systems Engineer


Key information

Architecture and systems engineering
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Gloucester, England, UK
Regular Full time, Full-time

Job description

As our activity within landing systems continues to increase, the people we employ within our business are critical to the delivery of these programmes of work.

We are pleased to be recruiting for a Systems Engineer with an electrical bias to join our Systems team in Gloucester. This is a technical expert role with oversight of electrical systems for all development programmes, production programmes and test rigs.

You will perform this challenging and varied role and as part of a team of systems engineers and will be involved in the specification, design, verification and certification of advanced landing gear systems or elements thereof. You'll undertake requirement generation and validation, design system architectures and take part in verification activities, including supporting simulation and testing, and will also manage build-to-specification suppliers for electrical landing gear equipment working with suppliers' engineering in order to ensure that the developed design is well defined, justified, substantiated, configuration controlled, validated and developed on schedule.

If you are looking for the opportunity to develop and progress within a company that can offer you wider opportunities, then this is the role for you.


Job requirements

The key thing we are looking for is someone who is (ideally) degree qualified in an engineering discipline or, qualified by relevant experience.

With proven experience of aircraft systems development, you have a sound knowledge of systems engineering theory. You are familiar with ARP4754, and if you also know ARP4761, that's even better!

Whilst experience of landing gear would obviously be beneficial, this is not a necessity as long as you are able to demonstrate broader relevant aerospace industry experience. You will also have knowledge of working within a mechanical engineering sector .

In terms of other technical experience we would be looking for;

  • • Knowledge of airworthiness requirements, EASA awareness.
  • • Knowledge of Data acquisition, control system, transducer calibration requirements and digital communication systems in support of test applications.
  • • Familiarity with aircraft power ATA24 system and IMA/RDC based communication systems using ARINC A429 protocol.
  • • Disposition of concessions for electrical equipment.
  • • Impact assessment of electrical calibration non-conformances.

The following would also be highly desirable;

  • • Experience with DOORS, RTCA-DO160.
  • • Knowledge of aircraft certification requirements.
  • • Experience of FTI.

It's not just about the pure technical. We are looking for a team player with the ability and willingness to communicate and work with all disciplines of engineering, procurement and suppliers. You consider yourself to be a clear communicator with the ability to build effective relationships with your key stakeholders. You'll be comfortable and competent in writing technical reports clearly and accurately. As an experienced engineer, you will enjoy and take an active part in bringing on the engineers of the future, mentoring and developing them technically.

Still interested? We would be delighted to hear from you. Please click to apply and upload your CV.

Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which will include a criminal record check

Specificity of the job

There may be some travel required as part of the role.

Company information

Safran Landing Systems

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.

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