Power Plant System Engineer (J76 Engine Control Expert)


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My client is currently developing a new-generation single-turbine helicopter, delivering high performance and offering the largest cabin in its class.
They are looking for:

Role: Power plant system engineer (j76 Engine COntrol Expert)
Location: Zurich – Swiss
Contract: Temporary; until 24 December 2024, renewable

Main Responsibilities

?Focal point for the J76 engine controls and engine indication integration incl. all relevant units and components and certification compliance
?Coordinate activities with other engineering teams (Avionics, Electrical, Flight physics, Flight Operations, Transmissions, Structures, AC Integration, GP&C and Safety) with regard to system interfaces and overall engine integration into the helicopter
?Liaise and manage flight test events, safety analysis and open problem reports with the engine manufacturer and component suppliers
?Flight Test Operations support incl. flight test data review and analysis
?Define, maintain and demonstrate compliance to functional system/aircraft and certification requirements supported by crucial documentation such as Flight Test Orders, System Description Document, Ground and Flight Test Reports, Acceptance Test Procedure, System Flight Clearance, Requirements Compliance Assessment, qualification test orders etc.
?Requirements management and technical responsibility of the propulsion control and indication system including engine electrical and system interfaces
?Definition, Preparation, Execution and reporting of critical certification flight tests and avionics test including root cause investigation and problem solving activities.
?Technical Leadership to manage the certification progress as per program plan and responsibility for coordinating the system requirements verification activities
?Coordinate and lead on the system design, integration, qualification, testing, and certification activities with internal departments, suppliers and other service providers


?Bachelor or Master’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering
?Minimum 4 years of experience
with rotorcraft or aircraft propulsion systems (i.e. Engine Control, Intake, Exhaust, Oil/Fuel System, Engine Mounts and Fire Detection & Seals)
?Supplier management skills for critical engine sensors (e.g. T1 and CP) and the engine OEM
?Experienced to discuss and agree detailed technical documentation with EASA regarding engine controls and indications
?Ability to review electrical interface drawings, wiring and circuit diagrams
?Ability to review 3D solid models and 2D drawings in CAD
?Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and a pro-active sense of communication
?Ability to coordinate and manage system development efforts for the propulsion systems
?At least 4 years of experience with Siemens NX or other CAD software
?At least 4 years of Requirement management experience (Doors or similar)
?English minimum B2 (verbal and written)

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Alessandro Mereghetti at Line Up Aviation

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