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3 months ago
Leonardo Helicopters
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Yeovil
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Leonardo MW Ltd
Sector: Engineering
Category: Aerodynamics Engineer Jobs

To be the prime engineering working level focal point for a particular project or platform by:

  • During the design/modification process interacting directly with the designers providing the design context for their solutions and ensuring that the certification basis for the design is understood
  • Ensuring that certification compliance plans are created and satisfied as part of the design process
  • Solving design integration issues where more than one system is involved in the design
  • Applying the appropriate Configuration management processes
  • Compiling material for PDR and CDR
  • Managing the drawing structure and the applicability of any modification to the fleet (including prototypes)
  • Assist in continuing airworthiness management by monitoring in-service arisings and assisting in any resulting investigations and design or inspection regime changes.
  • Preparing any necessary Service Bulletins/Engineering Technical Instructions and major repairs (in collaboration with CS&S-PSE)
  • To minimise the technical response times of technical queries to achieve or exceed flying hours targets through driving together multi-functional support and engineering solutions.
  • To combine the above with the ability to work as part of the joint industry/MoD team responsible for delivering all aspects of technical support.
  • Responsible for co-ordination and management of task and query responses to customer requested timelines.
  • Technically, Role Success will be measured against Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and your ability to provide engineering advice and solutions in response to customer requirements.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Response to customer generated Technical Queries; the role requires technical interpretation and understanding, with discussion with the user and the company Subject Matter Experts, in order to agree the correct resolution and response in a timely fashion.
  • In response to customer requirement launched through Customer Services or the JMS process, generation of Engineering Proposals and the documentation that supports the bids.
  • Support the resolution of user CM queries.
  • Provide Technical Advice for fault investigations and any on-site data-gathering for on-going investigations.
  • Assist with initial investigation of Air Incidents / Ground Incidents / Serious Fault Signals.
  • Implementation of Flying Limitations.
  • Technical advice in support of any imposed limitations is to be provided.
  • Review and validate capability modifications or product improvement modifications when tasked.
  • Assist with quality investigations.
  • Generation of Westland Engineering Instructions and provision of advice to LH Customer.
  • Support Service Bulletins.
  • Support to the validation of technical publications on the aircraft.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • A sound engineering background in a mechanical discipline educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Currently hold or be able to obtain SC clearance.
  • Ideally knowledge of the design processes and an in depth understanding of the Apache or Sea King helicopters.
  • Experience of the aircraft maintenance and operation at a supervisory level.
  • Understanding of the DE&S organisation.
  • Knowledge of Def Stan 00-970 and familiarity with DOORS and Microsoft Office tools.

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