2254 jobs - 269 added today
Recruiting? Call us on 01772 639042
Email me jobs relevant to my job search
4 months ago
Airbus Engineering
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Landing Gear Wheel and Brake Component Integration and Design Engineer


Airbus Operations Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a Europeanleader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of theworld's leading space companies. 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.

Job Description

Airbus, theworld's leading Aircraft manufacturer has an opportunity to work within its Engineering teams at Filton, Bristol.

The role has been created in the Landing Systems Engineering Centre for a Wheel and Brake Component Integration and Design Engineer, based in Bristol, UK, reporting functionally and operationally within the Commercial Aircraft Landing Gear Strategy, Research and Technology organisation.

Within the Strategy, Research and Technology team, you will be working on new technology solutions that enhance current performance offering value to all customers and stakeholders. Typical areas of consideration shall cover: reduced Cost of Ownership for Airlines, Off-board services, reducing the Environment impact.

Your main responsibilities will focus on providing low level design knowledge of the constituent component elements, which formulate a Wheel and Brake including:

Identify and develop Conceptual / parametric component and equipment design requirements / parameters.
Identify and develop functional & physical interdependencies / limitations, associated to design requirements and or parameters.
Develop future commodity design specifications associated with new technology and or supporting new Business proposals
Develop a Technology roadmap associated with enhancing product performance

You will be involved in leading Work packages developing future product needs associated with new technology, specifically for the interaction or Carbon-Carbon Brakes and their inherent variability. You will be supporting the development of future technologies and identifying and managing future Partners to ensure value is aligned with the strategic needs within the Business. The role will require a level of travel to Partner facilities and other Airbus sites.


- Manage the delivery of the following set of Work packages:

Develop and mature the Technology Roadmap associated with the product and strategic business needs
Participate in the Development of parametric design capability
Develop a catalogue of best practices around the design and manufacturability of the product
Write new technical commodity specifications
Identify key design drivers between components within the product

Other activities may include:

Leading Wheel and Brake related Research and Technology projects,
Supporting supplier evaluation and selection from an industrial capability & maturity evaluation perspectives,
Providing feedback design and manufacturing processes: building and sharing lessons learnt and proposing improved practices and processes,
Working across Airbus divisions to support critical projects.


Landing Gear Wheel and Brake component design and equipment integration deep knowledge
Awareness of suppliers contractual framework
Project management experience
Awareness of manufacturing control applicable to aerospace applications
Strong transnational team spirit
Ability to work in a supplier environment as the customer
Good communication skills (ability to influence and convince stakeholders, and to present at all business levels)
Negotiation level of English

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

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We cannot promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

Posting date: 02.03.2020

Closing date: 21.03.2020

What we offer

Whether you are looking to relocate to an exciting city or stay in the area with family, Bristol has something to offer everyone.

From scenic walks in the beautiful parks, unravelling the city’s rich history in numerous museums, enjoying the frequent music, food, balloon and graffiti festivals, to exploring all of the family friendly attractions, you’ll find just the adventure you’re looking for here in this vibrant and diverse city.

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



“I’ve worked for Airbus UK for the last 17 years and it has been a great company to progress in as a female engineer.

I have enjoyed regular travel to our Europeansites and liaised with engineers from all around the world. More recently I even got chance to work as a volunteer for Airbus Charity in India building schools for under privileged children.

I’ve held various engineering positions throughout my time but have always been able to adapt the roles to support my career and life as a mother -

I have worked both part-time and flexibly around early school years regularly working from home to maintain that important work life balance and now I manage a small team of structural engineers building mathematical models of aircraft wings for all the airbus fleet!”

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Email me jobs relevant to my job search

  Back to the top