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Airbus Defence and Space (Manching) - Flight Test Engineer


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Publish Date                                         11 December 2017

Division                                                 Airbus Defence and Space

Location                                                Manching Germany

Reference Code                                    10388868 SC DE EXT 1

Interest Group                                       Professional Staff – Engineer

Functional Area                                     Testing

Contract Type                                       Permanent Contract

Working Time                                        Full Time

Work Experience                                   Mid-Career (5+ to 10 years of experience)


Flight Test Engineer

Airbus Defence and Space Manching

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 airlines 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.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky, and in space.

Description of the Job

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

-        Responsible coordination and conduction of development test flights

-        Compilation of flight test cards

-        Execution of flight briefings and debriefings

-        Controlling and monitoring of modifications of flight test aircraft

-        Planning and coordination of production and maintenance test flights

-        Coordination of daily flight activities

-        Main Project: Tornado

Required Skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

-        University Degree in Aerospace Engineering or similar

-        Profound Work Experience in Engineering

-        Holding an Aircraft Radio Operator’s License; a Pilot’s License advantageous

-        Graduate of Test Pilot School preferred

-        Experience in Project Management

-        An Independent Worker

-        English and German negotiable

Contact Data

Please apply for this vacancy at our careers site (http://www.jobs.airbus-group.com/) with your CV attached.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus Group using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus Group.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or religious belief. 

Flight Test Engineer - NAWCWD China Lake

The Integrated Systems Evaluation, Experimentation and Test (ISEET) Department at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), located at China Lake, California is looking for skilled Flight Test Engineers for multiple leadership positions with a variety of experiences.  Flight testing at the Weapons Division provides the opportunity to directly support the Warfighter while working on state-of-the-art aircraft systems and weapons technologies.  The environment is teamwork oriented with a can-do outlook.  Flight test engineers at the Weapons Division are involved in exciting programs with training and advancement opportunities that allow you to reach your goals.

Typical duties are:

  1. Design test programs to assess the performance of various systems and system concepts.
  2. Review system level documentation and provide changes and recommendations.                 
  3. Develop test methods for evaluating performance and design test scenario(s) to yield valid and measurable quantitative test results.                                                                                               
  4. Assess safety hazards and mitigate risk in testing. Create Test Hazard Assessments.           
  5. Determine resource and test support requirements, including manpower, funding, material and facilities, and coordinate support with schedule.                                                           
  6. Produce cost estimates, monitor project expenditures, and generate financial reports.                             
  7. Define and/or review equipment installation and sub-system shipboard integration requirements.
  8. Conduct/lead test missions in coordination with air crew and range support.
  9. Assess and resolve engineering issues real time during test missions.                                
  10. Analyze test data (real-time and post-mission) to understand test results, draw conclusions and assess mission results.                                                                                             
  11. Lead and conduct effective pre- and post-test briefings.                                                      
  12. Report systems performance in official Navy Test and Evaluation reports. Reports such as Daily Test Summaries, Naval Message Report, DT/OT Transition report, Summary Report, Deficiency Report, and Report of Test Results.                                                                                                                                                                                      

Education Requirements:

-        BS degree or higher – (ABET Accredited) in a technical or science discipline

Company Name:

-        Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Company Information:

NAWCWD is a part of NAVAIR which serves the nation and the Navy by developing, acquiring, and supporting aeronautical systems that can be operated and maintained at sea. NAVAIR provides total life-cycle support of our products from research, design, development, and engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support. 

Products and services at NAWCWD include air- and surface-launched weapons, avionics, and electronic warfare systems, related to manned and unmanned fixed and rotary wing aerial vehicles.

The mission of ISEET at NAWCWD is to provide our Armed Forces with effective and affordable integrated warfare systems and life-cycle support to ensure battlespace dominance.  Our personnel are responsible for identification of critical program test elements; performing engineering tasks to develop test plans that meet test requirements; support laboratory testing; conduct and lead ground and flight tests, and report on test results.  This includes working with technologies related to Weapons, Avionics, and Software.

Other Information:

-        Salary: $83,000 - $128,000

-        Excellent benefits

-        Flexible work week (every other Friday off)

Community Information:

The surrounding community of NAWCWD, China Lake has a population of about 35,000, located at the base of the scenic Sierra Nevada mountain range.  Housing is very affordable and ranges from apartments, to single family houses, to homes on acreage.  Commutes range from 5 to 10 minutes.  The community has numerous cultural activities and festivals throughout the year.  Outdoor recreation, including; hiking, fishing, hunting, off-roading, mountain climbing, boating, swimming, skiing, scenic drives, and more are easily assessable.  Popular tourist destinations, such as Mount Whitney, Mammoth Ski Resort, and Death Valley, are within a short drive.

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Please submit a resume to: https://jobs.navair.navy.mil/resume_other.aspx

ITPS Canada Ltd. - Fixed Wing Flight Test Engineer

Title: Fixed Wing Flight Test Engineer

Company: ITPS Canada Ltd.

Business and work location: 2410 Blair Blvd, London, Ontario N5V 3Z9

Employment: Permanent fulltime

Hours of work: 40 hour week

Salary: $100,000 per year

Benefits: Eligible for bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy. Company contributory medical top-up scheme and five weeks paid vacation annually.

Contact: Please send resumes to lorri@itpscanada.com

About Us:

The International Test Pilot School provides educational programmes for test pilots and flight test engineers. The school operates a varied fleet of airplanes and helicopters out its facility at London International Airport in Ontario, Canada. The ITPS team is comprised of international experts in fixed wing and rotary wing flight testing. ITPS has a requirement for a Fixed Wing Flight Test Engineer to join the team and participate in flight test and instructional duties.

About the occupation:

  • Working in a closely integrated team to provide contracted flight test services
  • Provide ground school lectures on a relevant subject.
  • Provide data analysis tutorials
  • Participate in internal projects to modify ITPS’s growing fleet of test aircraft
  • Provide airborne instruction
  • Instruct and mentor student test pilots and flights test engineers
  • Occasional traveling abroad required to support company projects


  1. Mandatory
  • Phd/MSc in Aerospace Engineering
  • 10 + years’ experience in fixed wing developmental, certification and flight testing
  • Hold at least a Second Class flying medical and be fit for flying duties.

      b. Desirable

  • Graduate of a Flight Test Engineer Course
  • Experience in testing and certification of Transport Category Aircraft equipped with fly-by-wire
  • Experience spanning performance, flying qualities, avionics
  • Stores certification and weapon testing experience
  • Experience in testing to both military and civil requirements

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