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3 months ago
Airbus Engineering
Location: Farnborough
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Engineering Sales Jobs
M(2/2) NB10419758 Pre Sales Engineer - Zephyr

Airbus Defence and Space Farnborough

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

A vacancy for a Pre-Sales Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Farnborough. The successful applicant will join TUMZE - Zephyr.

You will support Solutions Architecture / Pre Sales team for all aspects of the delivery of very light-weight payloads for the Zephyr series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) including specification, design, build/manufacture, and integration into the Zephyr platform.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

* Translating customer user requirements into technical solutions
* Provide advice and guidance to payload suppliers on optimal integration solution for a Zephyr platform
* Working with customers and suppliers provide technical summaries on Zephyr platform and payload capabilities
* Provide input into the payload development strategy and roadmaps
* To ensure the stakeholders clearly understand the requirements for the and the capabilities of the payloads
* To liaise with the other subsystems teams such as power and propulsion to ensure that the best overall solution for the Zephyr system is being implemented
* To manage the integration of payloads onto Zephyr to ensure mission success

Ensures the Zephyr Product Assurance (PA), design and verification standards are met

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

This role will involve frequent travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

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.

Required skills

We are looking for applicants with the following skills and experience:

* Familiarity with engineering methodologies for harsh environments
* Technical ability / familiarity with some of the following payload types:

RF communications,
Optical and IF surveillance
ESM and Sigint
Data communications

* Sales and marketing support Customer facing skills
* Development of working procedure compatible with regulatory approval
* Production of documentation including Test Plans, Test Schedules
* Liaising with the software developers and hardware engineers to identify / resolve anomalous behaviour
* Strong communication skills to engage with management & technical colleagues
* Ability to work to demanding time-scales
* A familiarity with the configuration control tools and code configuration strategies
* Subcontractor management
* Sales and marketing support Customer facing skills
* Production of documentation including Test Plans, Test Schedules
* Liaising with the software developers and hardware engineers to identify / resolve anomalous behaviour
* Strong communication skills to engage with management & technical colleagues
* Ability to work to demanding time-scales
* A familiarity with the configuration control tools and code configuration strategies

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