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Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer

Cold Ash, Berkshire
2 Aug 2022

Job Description

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Boeing Test & Evaluation UK (BT&E UK) is Boeing Defence UK's flight test organisation responsible for delivery of developmental and maintenance flight operations.  BT&E UK is currently conducting Chinook maintenance flying and testing, as well as planning for future flight trials on Boeing aircraft in the UK and overseas. This role will be based in the Salisbury area, with occasional UK and international travel. Hydbrid working options are available.

The test and evaluation engineer conducts the development and verification of test methods and processes to ensure repeatability and productivity. They develop detailed test procedures, configurations and instrumentation requirements to perform the test and minimize risk within the constraints of a test plan. They execute the test safely and report post test data accurately. They are expected to  capture and apply lessons learned to improve test procedures.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Direct test programs and conduct T&E activity on non-production aircraft.
  • Develop planning and execution documents; test plans, test procedures, hazard analyses and reports.
  • Lead customer and stakeholder meetings in developing and delivering test programmes.
  • Participate in programme planning including programme proposals and through-life programme development.
  • Coordination of remote-base logistics and trials activities. 
  • Identify risks, issues and opportunities and support the development and execution of mitigation plans.
  • Represent Boeing T&E/Flight Operations at Middle Wallop and other locations.
  • Provide T&E support to the Boeing Design Team and assist with product development and certification activities.
  • Periodic support to Boeing Flight Operations at other global Boeing sites as required.
  • Mentorship and guidance for junior team members.Management of budgets and communication of related performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass an EASA Class II and FAA (Class III) Medical
  • An Engineering degree
  • Demonstrate previous experience in planning and executing T&E activities particularly helicopter maritime qualification testing from both a shipborne and airborne environment
  • A detailed knowledge of helicopter performance and handling qualities in the maritime environment
  • Knowledge of test plan, test design document, and test procedure development/release and configuration control processes
  • Previous experience of working within a Combined Test Team
  • Knowledge of the UK Military and Civil regulatory environment
  • Knowledge of the Ship Air Release process
  • Knowledge of Safety and Quality Assurance process interactions with test operations, including incident notifications, and anomaly documentation and resolution processes
  • Clear understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Ability to communicate clearly using Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • The role will have significant UK-wide Boeing interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic whilst being strong minded is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed technical knowledge of Boeing rotary wing aircraft.
  • T&E Experience on fixed wing or UAS aircraft.
  • Graduate of a UK military recognized test pilot school (ETPS, EPNER, USAFTPS or USNTPS) or Aerosystems course.
  • Experience in working with international collaborative organisations or partnerships.

Work Authorisation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance

Visa Status and Relocation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Relocation benefits are not available. Successful candidates must have existing / ability to obtain legal authorisation to work in the UK for continued employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 675588631-2
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Boeing
  • Location: Cold Ash, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application