Composite Project Engineer

£45000 - £50000 per annum
24 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Daniel Martin
Health & Safety
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role/ Purpose

We are looking for high caliber individuals with experience and strong understanding of Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) engineering within the aerospace or similar industry to support the design solutions for, but not limited to, our new class of high performance propulsion system.

The candidate will be responsible for the RAMS analyses on the propulsion system. The ideal candidate would have a track record of delivery of high performance designs, be effective working in a multidisciplinary team, and would be confident presenting and justifying their solutions and recommendations to peers, seniors, and external partners.

The main focus of REL is the SABRE – Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine. This complex engine is currently in its early development phase with the next 3 years of the programme focused on delivering a demonstrator of the engine planned to be tested at our new facility. In addition, there is an exciting opportunity to support exploration and exploitation of SABRE engine derived technology in adjacent markets or new areas of application.

This role will sit in our Systems Engineering department and be allocated to projects across the business, supporting designs and providing technical solutions to all engines and their experimental programmes. Additionally, the department supports our Future projects team, working alongside our Business Development function engineers moving rapidly through a concept, analysis, design and test cycle.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Systems Engineering team leader your role will include:

* Providing RAMS analysis solutions in support of programmes and technologies

* Working closely with in-house engineering teams (mechanical design, performance & aerodynamics, materials & structures, advanced manufacturing and production) to deliver detailed RAMS analysis
* Assist in identifying solutions to the technical novel and complex problems and deriving RAMS requirements for the designs
* Prepare, present and report technical work to peers, seniors, external suppliers and customers


* Applicants will have a PhD or an MEng / MSc in an aerospace or similar engineering discipline and an appropriate level of industrial experience
* A relevant BEng/BSc plus equivalent industrial experience will be considered

Knowledge and Experience

* In depth knowledge of RAMS engineering process, methods and tools
* Ability to work effectively with technology teams to achieve creative solutions
* Experience in aerospace RAMS programmes

Desirable (some subset of):

* Knowledge and experience of aero-engines or rocket engines desirable but not essential
* Developed knowledge and experience of RAMS software tools
* Exposure to a manufacturing, prototyping or development environment would be preferred
* Experience with using RBD, Reliability Growth Models
* Knowledge of Requirements systems desirable (DOORS®)
* Experience working with sub-contractors, partners and customers

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