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Engineer - Systems

Datum: 15-nov-2022

Plaats: Papendrecht, NL

Bedrijf: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

About the role

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As our Integration / System Engineer you perform integration / system engineering activities for the NH90 in cooperation with the your counterparts in Airbus Germany, Airbus France and Leonardo Helicopters Italy. What can you expect in your role?


•    Translation of technical and functional requirements from airworthiness and customer on H/C level into requirements on Fokker component/part level
•    Ensure a complete and consistent set of requirements both at H/C system level and for all Fokker components.
•    Harmonization (of the requirements) with our Partner Companies, customers and the operating companies within Fokker.
•    Focal point activities towards Partner Companies and/or customers
•    Ensuring that Fokker interests are respected in the international consortium and towards the customer. 
•    Technical management of work packages and subcontractors
•    Perform technical engineering activities (analyses, tests, simulations)
•    Identification of technical risk on Fokker scope

Your focus is mainly on Landing Gear. Being part of the NH 90 team you have 6 direct coworkers in your team. You are based in Papendrecht, but regular travel to our Helmond site is required.

Your responsibilities

•    Downflow of system level to component level of technical data;
•    Specification of system level requirements to component requirements specification and proposed means of compliances;
•    Resolving dependencies (technical content);
•    Technical representation of Fokker in the international field;
•    Technical generalist for contract/project;
•    Technical specialist internationally for Fokker NH90 items;
•    Integration of component to H/C system level including showing of compliance.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

•    University degree (Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering). 
•    Extensive intrinsic knowledge for the (integration of) disciplines of H/C systems.
•    Experience in set up and execution of Systems Engineering Processes
•    Experience in the management of Work Packages and subcontractors
•    Familiar with EASA part 21 and/or EMAR part 21
•    Good interpersonal skills (a.o. precise, diplomatic, organizer)
•    Good negotiation skills.
•    Good verbal and written command of Dutch and English.


As system engineer you have the following important competences 

•    Analytical
•    Decisive
•    Communicative
•    Creative
•    Initiative (PITCH)
•    Convincing
•    Professional
•    Result driven (PITCH)
•    Cooperative


You are an engineer with helicopter view that is decisive, shows initiative, is a team player and is able to represent Fokker (inter)nationally.
Willingness to travel abroad in Europe for multiple times per year

Our offer

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary, pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

More Information and Apply

For more information about this job please contact Lieke van Schijndel via
Would you like to come aboard? Apply directly with your CV and motivation via the "apply now" button!


Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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