Director, Modeling and Simulation


Key information

R&D Technical Direction
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Huntington beach, California, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 8 years

Job description

The Director, Modeling & Simulation is responsible for driving functional excellence, analytics techniques, methodologies, and standards globally across the modeling and simulation domain for all divisions in Cabin. This position will report to the Vice President, Core Engineering for Cabin.

The Director, Modeling & Simulation provides professional and technical guidance across Cabin to ensure that effective engineering standard practices, standard processes and standard procedures are developed, implemented and adhered to for modeling and simulation activities across all divisions. Provides direction to management regarding all activities and policies related to the product line's design, engineering and production efforts.

Summary of Duties:

  • • Define structural requirements, analysis techniques, testing methods, documentation procedures, and demonstrates deep understanding of all product design features.
  • • Responsible for technical competence and development of the stress group, definition of standard tools and strategy for delivering a robust Certification by Analysis capability to all divisions across Cabin.
  • • Work with all members of the stress group to continually develop their understanding of structural requirements and methods of strength substantiation, as well as deepening their sense of commitment to project execution and operational efficiency.
  • • Define process for reviewing structural requirements of each new contract to ensure standard strength substantiation practices are sufficient to satisfy contractual commitments.
  • • Periodic review of structural FARs and associated Advisory Circulars to maintain clear understanding of new and old certification requirements
  • • Perform lessons learned analysis at the conclusion of each major project, sharing both the positives and negatives with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • • Demonstrate understanding of regulatory requirements, customer specifications and Company specifications.
  • • Develop strategy to drive efficiency and leverage reuse for release of structural substantiation documents which include stress analysis, static test plans, static test results, interface loads analysis, comparative analysis, and weight summary according to schedule.
  • • Identify design deficiencies and opportunities for improvement based on analysis, test observation and test results.
  • • Ad hoc reports on design risks depending on the criticality of issues, and support to mitigation action plan development (general orientations or detailed planning depending on the situation).

Job requirements

10 years of experience developing Cabin products and systems; 5 years formal leadership experience with proven track record of effective team-building and talent development within a design and build organization

ID: DLAV - 80290

Complementary description

Leadership Competencies:

  • • Personal Responsibility
  • • Direction Setting
  • • Strategic Leadership
  • • Organizational Management
  • • Inspirational Leadership
  • • Cost Consciousness
  • • Judgment
  • • Negotiation Skills
  • • Planning & Organization
  • • Recruitment & Staffing

Specificity of the job

Travel maybe required.

Company information

Safran Cabin

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 Cabin provides all elements of a seamlessly integrated Cabin Interior. From the overhead bins, lavatories and galleys to crew rests and cargo containers, either as independent world class products or as a fully integrated cabin. The company is headquartered in Huntington Beach in Southern California, USA and operates 30 sites in 11 countries. The over 13.000 employees across the globe serve virtually all the airlines, aircraft leasing companies and airframe manufacturers worldwide.

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