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Engineer - Design

Date: Dec 4, 2022

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers


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In light of new wiring design & development projects, the global Design Engineering department of Fokker Elmo is seeking to expand her workforce with: Engineer - Design (M /F)

About the job

As an Engineer you will be responsible for the execution of the functional design of electrical wiring interconnections, i.e. EWIS (Electrical Wiring Interconnect System). This involves analyzing design requirements, performing trade-off studies, making design choices and designing wire harnesses constructions and interconnections (From-To definitions), processing of aircraft systems data packages (files), writing technical reports and support continuous functional improvements of our Engineering tooling environment, through integration and concurrent engineering with international and multi-disciplinary teams and together with system suppliers and our customers.

The Engineer will report to a Centre of Competence Manager, but will take guidance and direction on a day-to-day basis from a Senior Engineer or Engineering Team Lead within the applicable design and development project. The place of work will by default be at Fokker Elmo Head Quarters in Hoogerheide. Below qualifications apply for this position:

You have understanding of:

•    Design processes and methods / standards;
•    Requirements validation;
•    (International) drawing standards and methods;
•    System design (components, constructions, schematics, wiring diagrams);
•    Wiring harness functional design;
•    Integration aspects of design;
•    Design verification (reporting of deviations);
•    Configuration management principles.

You have fundamental knowledge of:

•    Aircraft and systems;
•    Environmental conditions in aircraft;
•    Interconnection systems;
•    Basics of electronics and mechanics.

This is you:

•    Aircraft and systems;
•    Environmental conditions in aircraft;
•    Interconnection systems;
•    Basics of electronics and mechanics.

Soft skills:
•    Assertiveness: Willingness to learn and to broaden own knowledge; takes initiative to help improve processes and procedures;
•    Teamwork: Able to work constructively in a small team taking responsibility for assigned tasks and willing to support other team members in achieving team targets and deadlines;
•    Results-driven: Able to plan own work in line with project schedules, reports progress regularly and timely in the event of issues or delays;
•    Communication: Fluent Dutch and English in speech and writing, ability to communicate clearly and concisely (including technical reports) with a reasonable amount of flair / forthcomingness.

•    BEng (or MEng) in Physics, Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace engineering;
•    Interested in the aerospace “world”. 
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About GKN Fokker ELMO

With almost 2400 employees, GKN Fokker Elmo is part of GKN Aerospace and stands for a high level of quality, innovation and excellent performance. GKN Fokker Elmo is a leading company in design, manufacturing and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. Our tools and processes support our customer's in the development of EWIS. Working primarily at Fokker Elmo in Hoogerheide – The Netherlands, or abroad at the customer (depending on the opportunity), we offer a challenging start of your career within an international environment in which we use state-of-the-art technology in an organization with a unique history in the field of aerospace.
Fokker Elmo Engineering plays a major role in EWIS aircraft design and development projects, such as the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), Airbus A220, A320NEO, A330NEO, Boeing 787, and numerous aircraft engine programs, such as the P&WC Geared TurboFan engine applications (A220, A320NEO, Irkut MC-21, Gulfstream G500/ 600, Dassault F6X, Embraer 170E2/ 190E2, etc.). New EWIS development are rapidly coming up, with the focus on more sustainable and electrical solutions and the expected change in travel behavior. In line with this trend we are participation in new programs, such as the Aerion AS2, new (Hybrid) Electrical aircraft, Eviation and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles.