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Weights Specialist Engineer


Airbus Engineering
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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AIRBUS Defence and Space 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

We are looking for a Weights Specialist Engineer to work on our Airbus Defence & Space site in Stevenage. As a Weights Specialist Engineer, you will be joining a structural analysis department of approx. 30 and working with project teams of 5-10 people. Mainly working on Telecoms satellites. You will become the department’s main focal point for all mass property activities.

You will be responsible for independently completing all mass property analysis and measurement campaigns at subsystem and system level. Also responsible for producing mass properties estimates and reports (mass, CG and inertia), maintain a mass trend database to support future mass estimates, whilst maintaining a high degree of technical competency in your specialised field within the engineering group.

Task & accountabilities:
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

- To perform or supervise all mass property analysis based on manufacturing drawings and CAD models of spacecraft, platforms and equipments as necessary to ensure that reports are completed to meet project requirements.

- Plan mass property analysis and measurement campaigns for projects at subsystem and system level.

- Maintain a mass trend database to support the preparation of mass estimates for bids / concepts / kick-offs and to identify trends for use by design.

- To provide a detailed definition of all mass property physical testing required to verify that the mass property reporting requirements are met.

- To conduct or monitor these physical measurements / tests and issue reports to compare results with requirements and with pre-test analysis.

- Produce regular mass properties status reports.

- To prepare and maintain work plans, schedules, work package descriptions and costs.

Required skills:

To be successful for this role, you need to have the following skills and experience:

- HNC or equivalent in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering or similar related discipline.

- Appreciation of the relevant design drivers and associated manufacturing issues.

- Conversant with and apply, as appropriate, analysis techniques and methods for light weight structure mass property prediction and measurements. These will include computer (MS Excel) modelling.

- Use of Catia V6 for mass property analysis of manufacturing drawings.

- Able to establish and execute work plan and cost estimate for projects.

- Able to train, advise and supervise team members in main activities.

- Excellent presentation and communication skills.

- Able to work on your own as well as with others.

- Eligibility to handle ITAR data and equipment

Any experience / understanding of Finite Element (FE) will also be useful – but training will be provided if required.

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.

The successful candidate will be subjected to SC clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever-growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

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.
Weights Specialist Engineer

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AIRBUS Defence and Space 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

We are looking for a Weights Specialist Engineer to work on our Airbus Defence & Space site in Stevenage. As a Weights Specialist Engineer, you will be joining a structural analysis department of approx. 30 and working with project teams of 5-10 people. Mainly working on Telecoms satellites. You will become the department’s main focal point for all mass property activities.

You will be responsible for independently completing all mass property analysis and measurement campaigns at subsystem and system level. Also responsible for producing mass properties estimates and reports (mass, CG and inertia), maintain a mass trend database to support future mass estimates, whilst maintaining a high degree of technical competency in your specialised field within the engineering group.

Task & accountabilities:
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

- To perform or supervise all mass property analysis based on manufacturing drawings and CAD models of spacecraft, platforms and equipments as necessary to ensure that reports are completed to meet project requirements.

- Plan mass property analysis and measurement campaigns for projects at subsystem and system level.

- Maintain a mass trend database to support the preparation of mass estimates for bids / concepts / kick-offs and to identify trends for use by design.

- To provide a detailed definition of all mass property physical testing required to verify that the mass property reporting requirements are met.

- To conduct or monitor these physical measurements / tests and issue reports to compare results with requirements and with pre-test analysis.

- Produce regular mass properties status reports.

- To prepare and maintain work plans, schedules, work package descriptions and costs.

Required skills:

To be successful for this role, you need to have the following skills and experience:

- HNC or equivalent in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering or similar related discipline.

- Appreciation of the relevant design drivers and associated manufacturing issues.

- Conversant with and apply, as appropriate, analysis techniques and methods for light weight structure mass property prediction and measurements. These will include computer (MS Excel) modelling.

- Use of Catia V6 for mass property analysis of manufacturing drawings.

- Able to establish and execute work plan and cost estimate for projects.

- Able to train, advise and supervise team members in main activities.

- Excellent presentation and communication skills.

- Able to work on your own as well as with others.

- Eligibility to handle ITAR data and equipment

Any experience / understanding of Finite Element (FE) will also be useful – but training will be provided if required.

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.

The successful candidate will be subjected to SC clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever-growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

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.
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