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Job Title:  Principal Engineer - Aerodynamics


Sunbury on Thames, SRY, GB, TW16 7EF

Business Unit:  Air Technology
Posting Date:  Sep 21, 2022
Job Description: 

Scope of Role:

  • Principal Engineer -Aerodynamics role for the Thermal systems products covering whole lifecycle including R &D , bids & proposals, NPN and Production and in-service support.

  • Responsible for delivering aerodynamic technical solutions relating to fans and heaters new product development to performance, cost and quality requirements.

  • Act as Technical Lead Engineer on a number of diverse and challenging high-speed fan specialized cooling and heating projects for aerospace and defence applications.


Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The role will have responsibility for all Aerodynamic solutions related to the fans and heaters business. Ability to perform thermodynamic heat transfer calculations and proficient in the theory of thermodynamics, aerodynamics and fluid dynamics.

  • Having a high degree of expertise in 1D and 3D thermo-fluids analysis. Good understanding of the principles and application of CFD (previous experience in ANSYS CFD would be an advantage.

  • Ability to interpret and make design optimisation decisions based on Finite Element Analyses (experience of ANSYS FEA tool set an advantage)

  • Preparation of technical proposals, costings and associated documentation to support business development

  • The candidate will be expected to continually improve and develop simulation and optimisation techniques and methodologies enhancing the development of fans and heaters.

  • Design and performance modelling, design verification and full lifecycle development within a gated review New Product Introduction environment.

  • This position suits an individual who has a good balance between academic/analytical and hardware development experience.

  • Lead varied product development projects to ensure that the component design meets technical specification, cost, quality, and timescale requirements.

  • Support legacy equipment in the field in terms of ongoing technical support to our customer base over the operating life of the product.

  • Be actively involved with development activity to support the rollout of our technology roadmap.

  • Mentoring and supervision of junior colleagues to support their development into more senior positions within the business

  • Test and test rig definition in advance of prototyping and as part of production readiness process.

  • Support of customer evaluation of prototypes, on occasions at customer site.

  • Timely production support to resolve build and test issues on the shop-floor.

  • Work consistently to the requirements set out within the company’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

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