Principal Engineer - Airframe Structures

Job Description

Principal Engineer - Airframe Structures

Would you like to be a part of the indigenous multi-role combat aircraft TFX programme? We currently have an exciting vacancy for an experienced Principal Engineer Airframe Structures based in Turkey Ankara.

In this role you will be responsible for leading a team of technical specialists from BAE Systems Air and Turkish Aerospace(TA) to deliver airframe structural solutions for the TF-X project, through the total lifecycle from concept to disposal, ensuring alignment and compatibility with associated projects and products through the Airframe IPTL. Specific areas of focus include Requirements Management, Integration of Structural Requirements into the Airframe to ensure that the design meets the Strength, Life, Stiffness, Weight and Environmental requirements noting that Structural Qualification/Certification of the product will include some novel materials and processes.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Airframe Structures will involve:

Airframe Structural Integrity leadership across Finite Element Analysis, Stress Analysis, Durability and Damage Tolerance and Weights

Developing, in conjunction with TA, the Airframe Structural Integrity Programme within the project, developing the overall approach to structural development, qualification and certification within the multi-disciplinary Airframe and Air Vehicle Systems teams

Provide technical oversight, guidance and governance for the BAE Systems Structural Engineers deployed to Turkey

Act as Structures Discipline main point of contact within the deployed engineering team.

Your skills and qualifications:

Educated to degree level in an engineering or related discipline and professionally recognised by charter by an appropriate engineering body

Structural Design, Multi-disciplinary Optimisation and Structures Trade Studies

Stress Analysis of composite and metallic parts

Sizing of parts to meet structural, flight load and aeroelastic criteria

Classification and analysis of parts to satisfy Durability and Damage Tolerance criteria

Development of mass accounting and control processes including the review of Mass budgets

Structural dynamics of airframes, flying surfaces, installed systems and stores

Review and setting of Environmental Criteria and the subsequent clearance of Subsystems installations from a structural perspective

Development of routes to qualification, clearance and airworthiness, including building block generation of test evidence

Structures Technical Reviews to address major structural layout decisions and release of parts including, long-lead items, forgings machinings and composite forms

Team leadership and management

Location: Turkey, Ankara

Grade: GG12

Salary: Competitive

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.