Hydrogen Fuel Systems Vent Lead Engineer

Job Category: Aerospace
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive Salary Based on Experience

Hydrogen Fuel Systems Vent Lead Engineer

Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive DOE

Our client is a global pioneer in the aerospace industry, operating in the commercial aircraft, helicopters, defence and space sectors.

They are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a worldwide scale.

Your Accountabilities:

Supporting a multi-system architecture definition of aircraft concepts with specific focus on the tank venting function

Leading hydrogen (H2) supplier equipment design, development, test, integration and qualification

Leading tank venting system level architecture trade studies and system sizing

Developing excellent component level knowledge across ATA28 fluid mechanical fuel systems focusing on the tank venting system and the interfaces with other ATA’s, in particular thermal management and fire prevention systems

Driving the associated necessary fuel system technology development and ensuring that appropriate demonstration means are in place, either at the equipment supplier’s or our own test facilities, to secure maturity of the necessary technological concepts

Driving the selection of technological trades and equipment suppliers while ensuring safety, certification and product value generation

Developing the necessary competences and skills of a future hydrogen specialist, to secure Airbus competence readiness

Engaging with key stakeholders both internally and externally, working with our growing H2 fuel systems team and developing key relationships with partners and suppliers to drive the businesses ambition

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership of a team of engineers to deliver the design solutions for the H2 Tank Venting system

Produce development and V&V plans for the H2 Tank Venting system

Technically lead tank venting system level design activities including trade studies and system sizing

Technically lead the research, design, integration and certification of ATA28 H2 fuel components

Lead supplier management activities, including design studies and supplier design reviews of H2 components and present credible solutions and recommendations to stakeholders to achieve agreed and validated system designs

Work with our test teams to identify and prepare validation and verification activities to demonstrate compliance with system requirements

Provide technical contribution to equipment supply chain multi-function teams

Maintain and contribute to the latest knowledge of standards and regulations relating to the safe and environmentally correct use of H2

Skills & Experience:

Educated to degree level in Engineering or a related discipline

Aerospace system level knowledge and experience

Knowledge and experience of hydrogen fuel systems and equipment (pumps, valves, heat exchangers, etc) with a particular focus on liquid cryogenic hydrogen, would be a bonus

Experience in a Research & Technology (R&T) context, including capability to drive innovation

Understanding of aviation challenges and certification process

Project management and leadership experience would be a plus

For this role, you will be subject to a BPSS check including a criminal record check.

What the job offers:

A competitive salary with annual profit share

an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

A working pattern of 2 to 3 days per week in the office and 2 to 3 days remotely

Flexible hours – 35 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

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