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Job #61


8302 Kloten,, Switzerland


€120,000 Per Year







Our client, Part of Leonardo, through its Helicopter division is set to become a Centre of Excellence for new light helicopters and an incubator of new technologies; also contributing to the development of new hybrid and electrical propulsion systems. The single-engine, turbine-powered aircraft now under development will outperform its peers with increased modularity, modern electronic systems, and a larger cabin and cargo hold.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship across the multi-disciplinary team to design, develop, certify and support the Airframe systems (Fuel, Powerplant, ECS and other equipment).
  • Develop and perform overall technical planning and provide airworthiness verification support
  • Help to resolve technical problems that would affect cost, schedule and aircraft system performance
  • Work closely with engineering leadership (Head of Departments) and other subjects matter experts for the review and approval of engineering design solutions
  • Organize, lead and report to Head of Design Organisation for technical design reviews
  • Support the development of technical and product roadmaps
  • Facilitate the continuous improvement of a rapid-turn design-to-specification process
  • Support the development of design standards and procedures
  • Support Design to cost initiatives
  • Provide approval of design data to level appropriate for ‚system chief‘
  • Support the management of vendors for development and qualification of various equipment.

Your qualificationsProficient knowledge in :

EASA Part 21
CS 27/29
Aircraft and component testing
Aircraft qualification and certification
Aircraft in-service experience

  • Excellent communication in English, other languages are an advantage
  • Proficient MS Office skills and SAP knowledge
  • Self-driven and able to work under strong pressure adhering to set deadlines
  • High communication and negotiation skills
  • Self-driven and pro-active
  • Analytic and problem solving attitude
  • Communicative
  • Used to work under pressure
  • Forward-looking positive and cooperatively
  • Extensive experience of Aircraft Mechanical Systems – (Powerplant, Fuel, ECS and other major systems).
  • Preferably in the Rotorcraft industry.
  • Experience of managing vendor activity, including integration and validation.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Certification experience, preferably Civil
  • Degree in Engineering
  • Strong experience (more than 5 years) Aircraft major systems design and development
  • Excellent communication in English
  • Other languages are an advantage
  • Proficient MS Office skills and SAP knowledge, more than 3 years

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