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Job ID
Posting Date
Airbus Group
Aerospace and defence
Job type
Full time
Years of experience
5+ years
competitivesalary offered based on experience
Job reference code

Airbus Group

Aerodynamics Engineer

Job description

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Airbus, the world’s leading Aircraft manufacturer has exciting new job opportunities to join its Engineering teams at Filton, Bristol.
Core activities include the design, engineering and support for Airbus wings, fuel systems and landing gear Integration. We develop our people to work on systems, structures and aerodynamics research, development and test facilities.

The engineering site at Filton is a vibrant and diverse place to work. Come and join our community which is developing the future of flight through our “Wing of the future” programme and researching the next big aviation concepts and subsequent technologies, within our new Airbus Wing Integration Centre.

There is an opening within the Airbus Aerodynamics team for a creative and enthusiastic individual to shape the future Airbus aircraft product range in Filton. Within the role there are opportunities to get hands on experience in the use of simulation, experimentation and flight test validation of aircraft level Aerodynamic assessments.

You will have the challenge of working within an international department interacting with suppliers, customers and colleagues based across Europe, America and Asia to achieve the next revolution in aircraft design.

Tasks & accountabilities

o Design, optimise and validate external aircraft shape modifications

o Deliver aircraft level performance, handling qualities and loads assessments

o Collaborate across project teams and disciplines to secure multi-disciplinary design solutions meeting customer requirements, delivering on time cost and quality

o Provide Aerodynamic support to manufacturing plants to ensure Aerodynamic standards are not compromised whilst maintaining an efficient manufacturing process

o Provide Aerodynamic support to airlines ensuring aircraft utilisation is maximised

o Contribute to and define future Aerodynamic processes and technologies to keep Airbus at the forefront of innovation


Required skills

As the successful candidate, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

Required skills / experience

o Degree [or 5years previous industry experience ] in a relevant discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), with an eagerness to learn and develop

o Inquisitiveness to question and challenge the status quo

o Aptitude for complex problem solving and innovation

o Excellent communication and presentation skills and fluency in English

o Team player with a strong customer focus

o Willingness to travel internationally

Desirable but not essential skills

o An understanding of testing techniques, simulation techniques and their implications (for example CFD, wind tunnel testing, flight testing…)

o Experience in big data analytic techniques and their application

o Knowledge of systems engineering and systems development

o Knowledge and use of general purpose coding languages (for example Python, matlab…)

o Ability to technically steer and support other team members or sub-contractors operationally

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

Applications will be accepted from May 03rd 2018 to June 03rd 2018.

We offer:

o Excellent competitive salary with yearly reviews
o Total remuneration package made up of Basic Salary, Performance Bonus & Success Sharing
o 25 days holiday (Ability to buy 35 additional hours) plus bank holidays
o Pension Scheme Defined contribution pension scheme with scale matching contribution
o Flexible Benefits based on grade – Multiple options including health care and car options
o Flexible working hours & practices (including Friday half-day)
o Onsite social clubs
o Strong career development opportunities (learning path, opportunities to move internally, UK wide and internationally)

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