Mechanical Design Leader Landing Gear Structural Assembly (m/f)

Publish Date
11 Jan 2018
Bristol GBR
Reference Code
10390066 AJ EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Structure Design & Integration
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Experienced (>10 years of experience)

Mechanical Design Leader Landing Gear Structural Assembly (m/f)

Airbus Filton

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Description of the job

A vacancy for a Mechanical Design Leader Landing Gear Structural Assembly has arisen Airbus Commercial in Filton. You will join CoC Landing Gear department.

Your role will be to develop and deliver Engineering solutions and capabilities for the design, validation and verification of Aircraft Landing Gear Structural Assemblies.

You will report to the Project Leader ‘Landing Gear In-Sourcing’ (Functional owner Head of EL CoC).

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main accountabilities will be:

  • Conceive and create design solutions for landing Gear assemblies.
  • Evaluation of design solutions for landing gear assemblies.
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly.
  • Design for Value.
  • Compliance of Design solutions with Airworthiness requirements.
  • Design for Maturity, Maintainability and Operability.
  • Ensure Validation of Design Requirements and implementation of Verification means, including compliance with Airbus standards.
  • Incorporation of end to end digital data continuity into the Design process.

In order to achieve:

  • Fulfillment of Aircraft and Landing Gear Functional and architectural requirements.
  • Optimisation of component to component architecture.
  • High performance of assemblies against cost, weight, maintainability, operability and availability targets.
  • On time on quality certification with no limitations nor deferred development.
  • Minimal cost of operations in-service, and zero AOG / OI due to technical design issues.
  • Full maturity at entry into test and service.
  • Digital thread from conception to in service and beyond.

Relevant interfaces:

  • Ensuring interfaces between landing gear structural elements and adjacent structural and aircraft systems e.g Extension/Retractions, Braking and Steering.
  • Aircraft and Landing Gear Architects, Landing Gear System Architects , Manufacturing, Procurement and Product Support.
  • Landing Gear Senior Experts.
  • Customer Support, Engineering Integration and specifically Operability.
  • Customer Support, Programme Chief Engineer.

Required skills

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to a 5 years degree level in Engineering / Mechanical Engineering.
  • 10 years of overall experience minimum.
  • 5 years of experience in engineering.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in manufacturing.
  • 5 years of experience in projects management minimum.
  • 5 years of experience in team management minimum.
  • Direct experience of the Design of complex movable load bearing Mechanical assemblies.
  • Experience of kinematics and Mechanical system integration.
  • Experience in use of Digital Design tools, Project management software.
  • English Negotiation level.


United Kingdom
Bristol & Filton
Airbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus (Corporate Functions)
approx. 4,000
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