Principal Engineer – Systems Design

THE ROLE

To support our continued growth, Stirling Dynamics are looking for a talented Principal Engineer with strong aerospace industry experience, or equivalent (12 years+), to join our team.

This is a key role for our Systems & Safety team, and for the company, and we are looking for a technical specialist with a detailed understanding of systems engineering, equipment design and systems safety processes to lead bids and complex projects across the business.

This role will be based in our Bristol offices with occasional travel to our clients’ sites as required however as part of our commitment to flexible working, employees are able to work remotely.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

As part of the Systems & Safety team, the Principal Engineer will be responsible for the delivery of systems/safety bid and project support to our business and our clients which will include activities such as:

  • Supporting system/equipment design, development & certification activities
  • Representing the business, as a technical specialist, in customer meetings/presentations
  • Supporting system and equipment level modifications
  • Working to resolve in-service issues
  • Preparation and/or checking of documentation for the equipment/system design process
  • Running/supporting/attending internal/external design reviews
  • Supporting certification test planning activities, test analysis and documentation

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Candidates will ideally be degree qualified, in a related discipline, and be experienced in civil/military aerospace related systems engineering principles, processes and standards. Specific skills/knowledge/experience should include:

  • Strong aerospace industry, or equivalent, experience (12 years+)
  • Equipment/system design, development and/or certification for civil aircraft (CS-23, -25)
  • Fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft equipment/system design and development
  • Familiarity with typical electro-mechanical / hydro-mechanical components used in aircraft systems and structures such as: landing gear (ATA-32), flight controls (ATA-27), fuel (ATA-28), power (ATA-24)
  • Experience of DO178B/DO254 Software/Hardware design
  • Knowledge of ARP4754 – Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems
  • Awareness of industry requirements / specifications such as RTCA, SAE, TSO, ARINC, etc
  • Working within a quality system environment, such as AS9100, ISO9001
  • Ability to lead activities within a team, work package creation, management, and delivery

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The personal qualities of the candidates will be key to success in this role which demands a self-motivated attitude, a professional approach, and good organisational skills. Candidates must be able to identify with the characteristics and qualities detailed below:

  • An ability to manage multiple tasks, to work independently when required, and the organisation and drive to follow defined processes through to a successful outcome
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including a diplomatic and professional approach when dealing with people
  • The confidence to challenge practices and the willingness to question to gain a full understanding of issues
  • The capability to work efficiently and accurately, with an attention to detail, and the discipline to self-manage.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Pay & Benefits – Competitive Package (Grade 7 – 8, £47,000+)

Department – Systems & Safety

Reporting to – Technical Manager (Systems & Safety)

Location – Stoke Gifford, Bristol (Remote working will also be considered)

Contract type – Permanent (full-time)

Job Reference – 21/35