Fuel Systems Team Lead

Job Description

Fuel Systems Team Lead

Would you like to manage and lead the design and development of the Fuel System on the TF-X program, through the early lifecycle up to PDR? We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Fuel Systems Team Lead working with our highly experienced team in the cosmopolitan city of Ankara, Turkey.

Within this role you will work on the development and maturing of Fuel System requirements definition, functional/physical architecture design, system integration and development testing (if applicable) of a Fuel system that is composed of tankage, fuel measurement, pressurised and pumped transfer, venting, engine fuel delivery, ground and air to air refuelling thermal management and generation and/or storage of tank inserting gas. It also covers supplier selection and management activities for a Fuel System.

The role involves the management of a small, multicultural team, such that the successful candidate will be expected to provide a level of technical leadership and work across cultural boundaries in order to deliver project milestones within challenging timescales.

Your main responsibilities as a Fuel Systems Team Lead will involve:

Requirements capture and definition, concept/trade studies, specification, design and development, qualification, clearance and certification planning

Functional/physical architecture design

Equipment engineering, including equipment selection, specification, supplier management and liaison

Interface with Airframe and Design engineering to integrate systems at Air Vehicle level

Liaison with specialist departments to define system requirements and integrate systems

System analysis, modelling and simulation

System safety analysis

Supporting development of plans, programmes and statements of work

Your skills and qualifications:

BSc/BEng (Hons) qualification or equivalent

Knowledge of relevant engineering standards (including safety and environmental regulations)

Effective people management skills

Effective communication and collaborative team working

Experience of supplier management

Ability to apply significant engineering judgement to solve problems

Experience of several phases of the Product Lifecycle, particularly early life cycle and understanding of phase reviews is desirable

Experience in modelling software tools such as Matlab/FloMaster is desirable

Location: Turkey, Ankara

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems we work together to help our customers protect the things that really count - lives, livelihoods and ways of life. We design, build and maintain advanced defence technology that protects people all over the world.

If you're looking for a unique challenge, apply your talent where it counts with BAE Systems Turkey. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the very best people as we expand our presence in Turkey, working closely with Turkish Aerospace Industries on the TF-X programme to develop a fifth-generation fighter jet for the Turkish Air Force.

The TF-X Programme was launched in December 2010 for the acquisition of a domestically developed aircraft to fulfil the Turkish Air Force's requirements for combat aircraft beyond 2020. It is a National Prestige Program for a fifth-generation fighter.

There are a range of exciting roles available based in Ankara in Turkey between 2020 and 2023. These will be predominantly located at the Turkish Aerospace Industries site in Ankara. As a valued team member, you'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, as well having the chance to further your skills by working on an exciting and cutting-edge project.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.