- Project Engineer
Are you a Project or Certification Engineer with experience of developing and certifying helicopters to CS27 or CS29? KDC is working on an exciting overseas opportunity to support the development of a brand new aerospace product to ensure Part-21J compliance You will be: • Defining product level requirements within the design organisation • Coordinating and managing all technical initiatives for the aircraft system, from concept design through production and entry into service • Responsible for the end-end technical oversight of a program • Providing guidance and support to a team of engineering professionals • Developing and performing overall technical planning and providing airworthiness verification support, i.e. management of design and/or technical airworthiness reviews • Helping to resolve technical problems that would affect cost, schedule and aircraft system performance • Working closely with engineering technical areas and other subject matter experts for the review and approval of engineering design solutions • Providing coordination across the multi-disciplinary team • Supporting the development of technical and product roadmaps • Managing proto-type configuration choices and implementation /embodiment Please click apply to find out if this could be the next step in your career.Read more
- Weights Engineer
Are you an experienced Weights Engineers looking for your next challenging role? Have you always wanted to work abroad? Then we may have the right opportunity for you. Our client in the UAE is looking for an experienced Weights Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. Successful candidates must have a strong aeronautical background. The role will hold the following responsibilities: • Aircraft weight and balance management • To provide structural engineers with the inertia moments of the aircraft • To support the design team during equipment and parts allocation • Plan, estimate and control weights engineering takes from programme activities within span of control • Support the programme Principal Structures Engineer in dialogue with the relevant company and airworthiness authorities If you would like more information please call 01202596370Read more
- Contract Manager
KDC Resource are working with a leading aircraft manufacturer based in Bristol who are seeking an Interim Contract Manager to provide support to the UK R&T Contract Management team. The successful applicant will join the UK CTO team responsible for Research and Technology Business Development and Partnerships. Working closely with internal stakeholders and external partners, you will be responsible for refreshing and completion of contracts with the R&T partners and likely to engage in collaborative Government funded contracts. Main tasks and responsibilities will include: • To effectively integrate between the R&T partner and internal teams (CTO; Legal; Engineering; Procurement etc.) to secure an acceptable set of terms. • Negotiation to conclusion of R&T contractual agreements with a range of R&T partners, establishing a range of contracts. • Preparation of bids for public funding, defines the appropriate contract structure, assembles the required data (technical content; tax-payer value for money; strategic fit; partner rationale; exploitation plans etc.) in close collaboration with the other Contract Managers and technical experts and partners. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the key stakeholders in the contract (technical & commercial), within the collaborative partner's organisations and at the target funding agency (officials & contract reviewers), to ensure business needs are met. This role will possibly involve travel for business and as such the jobholder must be able to travel accordingly. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and competencies: • Contracting experience with legal awareness including IP • Negotiation Skills • Educated to degree level (or equivalent), specialising in Business or Engineering related • Customer or supplier facing experience • Politically astute • Awareness of the security of data and export sensitivities • Tension / Competition resilience • Self-starter attitude, pro-activity and involvement • Organisation in terms of quality and timeliness • Time management skills of self and others, including ability to work under pressure/workload prioritisation • Negotiation level of EnglishRead more
- Project Manager
KDC Projects are seeking a Project Manager to work on site for a leading supplier of premium aircraft seating. This position is based in Belfast on an initial 6 month contract. You will be responsible for implementing a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) System using Enovia to manage the information throughout the entire engineering lifecycle from initial concept through design, manufacture, service and disposal. The ideal candidate will have strong Project Management skills with a background in Design. Required Skills & Qualifications: • Experience working in the Aerospace sector would be advantageous • Prince2 or APMP Qualified • Experienced with CATIA V6/CATIA V5 • Strong Project Management skills • Familiar with Gate Review Process • Previous experience implementing a PLM system would be highly beneficialRead more
- Project Controller
Do you have experience working within a Design Department and actively seeking your next contract opportunity and challenge? KDC are currently supporting a global aerospace company in the search for a Project Controller with a background and understanding of Landing Gear. This opportunity will also allow you to further your skill set and knowledge in the following areas: • Support the development of overall Landing Gear DOA management activity • Develop robust methods and means for undertaking value added technical surveillance within Landing Gear. • Manage the capture and update any DOA lessons learned from ongoing surveillance. • Assist in production and management of the Landing Gear DOA Score Card • Develop a process for capture and management of Landing Gear DOA issues. This activity would also require the generation of a database for controlling the status of each issue • Plan, organize and prepare regular Landing Gear DOA management meetings • Preparation of Meeting Minutes and coordination / management of resulting actions following meetings ensuring momentum is maintained between meetings. • Assist in the continuous improvement of the DOA operational meetings ensuring their effectiveness. The ideal person for this role will have the following skill set: • Project Management experience including Stakeholder Management skills • Excellent Organizational and interpersonal skills • Experience of continuous improvement, collaborative working, networking and influencing. For more information please get in touch through the methods shown!Read more
- Landing Gear Safety Engineer
Are you an experienced Landing Safety Engineer looking for a new challenge? KDC is working with a global partner to provide an exciting overseas opportunity. Your Role: Develop and finalize design, compliant to all applicable regulatory requirements, and produce necessary documents. System Safety Assessment on Landing Gear System Create SFHA/PSSA/SSA/CMA for related systems Experience: + 5 years experienced of safety assessment of ATA32 Landing Gear Please click apply to find out if this could be the next step in your careerRead more
- Manufacturing Engineer
Do you have a background in composite manufacturing? Would you like the opportunity to work on a wide range of composite and polymer products for a leader in the field? Then this could be for you! KDC are currently working with a leader manufacturer of composite materials for the defence industry, who are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to support on the development of composite materials. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide Manufacturing Information Sheets, route cards, bill of materials and manufacturing specification data in accordance with company standards. • Develop the most cost effective and efficient solutions that satisfy design to cost and design for manufacture best practice. • Specify material requirements, define suitable methods of manufacture and identify and implement tooling and equipment. • Creation of test specifications and manufacture of composite and polymer test samples. PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS: • Relevant engineering/manufacturing/chemistry qualification and/or equivalent experience • Specific experience of composite & polymer materials and materials/component processing • Computer literate, windows based and 3D model-based definition (CATIA v5 preferred) For more information please click apply!Read more
- FPGA Engineer
Are you an FPGA Engineer looking for your next contract opportunity? Due to an increase in workload KDC is currently looking for an FPGA Engineer to join a Cyber Security development team in the Newport area. This opportunity will allow you to develop and use your skill set in the following areas: • FPGA design and development process knowledge • Understanding and use of VHDL • Understanding and use of some sort of simulation tool • Recent design experience of several of the following device families: Altera Microsemi Xilinx • Recent experience of using several of the following tools/development environments: Altera Quartus II Mentor HDL Designer Mentor ModelSim MicroSemi Libero IDE Microsemi Libero SoC Xilinx Vivado If you are looking to work within an interesting and exciting environment then please apply through the methods shown!Read more
- Senior Project Engineer
Are you a Senior Project Engineer with a background in Building and Construction? KDC are working with a leading organisation in the Aerospace sector who are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join their Buildings and Construction Team in Chester. You will be liaising with all diverse stakeholders and multi-functional team members to develop and optimize a project plan, control and deliver the project through the lifecycle, handover on the completed works and issue all relevant information. Key Responsibilities: • Coordinating the detailed design of Buildings and infrastructure for a range of projects including but not limited to major plant construction, replacement and refurbishment works • Be competent with the associated maintenance and operation of engineering services • Application of industry standards of design and software to develop specifications for tender. • Liaising with clients, architects and other design team members to gain the optimum solution for the client's needs and funding. • Develop and maintain excellent client relationships. • Monitoring of installation works on site and observance of technical compliance and Health and Safety team matters • Audits on process and procedures within the Building and Construction work environment • Takes full responsibilities for overall progress of projects and use the necessary resources to prepare reports and initiates corrective actions where necessary • Demonstrate full and clear communication and marketing deployment of the relevant projects and the Building and Construction team to ensure topicality to project stakeholders at all levels, including the site Communications team • Identify all project risks and manage the development and delivery of any mitigation plans to protect the customer Experience and Skills: • Extensive experience with a project delivery position • Experience of managing large complex projects in a production environment • Ability to adapt to and work within any industrial structure and project • Strong communication and IT skillsRead more
- Vehicle System Configuration Engineer
KDC are working with a global client that specialise in construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. This particular facility is dedicated to the world-wide design and manufacturing centre of Articulated Truck product line with more than 90% of production exported to markets across the globe. They have an exciting opportunity for a Vehicle Systems Configuration Engineer to join their team. This role will primarily be focused on new vehicle development and you will have responsibility for the vehicle bill of materials and structure. The day to day duties of this role will involve: ·Complete virtual design reviews of all new releases ·Perform machine level CREO and VizView Audits in support of Safety and Serviceability ·Maintain the vehicle level weight and weight distribution; fuel and fluid volumes; test specifications; shipping data and general arrangements ·Create and manage product structures (UGC an BOM) Successful candidates should have the following experience: Experience of design configuration Experience of Creo/Pro E Experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools Ability to work multiple tasks concurrently and manage time effectively to meet key deliverables *Please note all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.*Read more
- Avionic Systems Safety Leader
Do you have a wealth of knowledge in avionic systems? Are you looking to gain international experience? Then this could be for you! KDC are currently looking for an Avionic Systems Safety Lead to develop and finalise the aircraft designs and making sure it is compliant to regulatory requirements. This activity includes: Lead and manage the safety assessment activity in ATA 23/ 31 /34/ 44/ 45/ 46 System Safety Assessment on ATA23/ 31/ 34/ 44/ 45/ 46 Review and coordinate with SFHA/ PSSA/ SSA/ CMA of other related systems. For more information please click apply! Keywords: Comm/ Nav/ Surveillance/ FMS/ Displays/ Recorders/ CPDLC/ CAS/ antenna installations/ VHFRead more
- Industrialisation Manager
KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM who are seeking an Industrialisation Manager to join their team in Portsmouth. Due to the current and forthcoming high workload, the aim is the production of flight equipment's within the Manufacturing Cleanroom and to increase the Production managers within the area. The role ·Deliver Industrial work packages on time, on quality, on cost. Responsible for managing Work To List, SQCDP, labour & material budgets, and cost of non-quality (CONQ). ·Responsible for R&D (automating production) and qualification work packages. ·Interface with the shop floor, and optimise resources, facilities and manpower availability in order to meet overall production planning. ·Define and update the global planning, taking into account different projects running in parallel with respect to given priorities. Qualifications and/or Skills Essential: ·Work package management experience highly organised and motivated ·Experience in transforming production environments (Automation, bottleneck management, LEAN, 5S etc). Experience / Background Essential: ·Proven experience in a high reliability manufacturing production line ·Knowledge of robotic or complex automated production processes Desirable: ·Project management experience ·Experience in an automated assembly lineRead more
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Zephyr Successfully Lands After Record-Breaking Flight
The Airbus Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) vehicle has successfully landed after its maiden flight. The Zephyr had spent a record-breaking 25 days aloft, the longest flight ever made. The Zephyr is solar-powered and flies in the stratosphere, well above the weather and regular air traffic, acting as a cross between a satellite, a UAV and a conventional aircraft to deliver satellite-like services. Zephyr is envisaged for such purposes as maritime surveillance and services, border patrol missions, communications, forest fire detection and monitoring, or navigation. Operating in the stratosphere at an average altitude of 70,000 feet / 21 kilometers, the ultra-lightweight Zephyr has a wingspan of 25 meters and a weight of less than 75kg, and flies above weather (clouds, jet streams) and above regular air traffic, covering local or regional footprints. “This very successful maiden flight represents a new significant milestone in the Zephyr programme, adding a new stratospheric flight endurance record which we hope will be formalised very shortly. We will in the coming days check all engineering data and outputs and start the preparation of additional flights planned for the second half of this year from our new operating site at the Wyndham airfield in Western Australia” said Jana Rosenmann, Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems at Airbus.
Boeing Doubles Down on Autonomous Flight
Boeing will open a new R&D centre of excellence that will focus on designing, building and flying autonomous air vehicles. The new 100k sq ft facility will be situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts on a new campus belonging to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) and will open in 2020. Autonomy is all the rage in many industries at the moment and aviation is no different - there is a strong buzz around eVTOL and urban mobility, drone technology continues to accelerate and militaries around the world are ramping up investment in autonomy for defence. As you may recall, Boeing acquired autonomous flight leader Aurora Flight Sciences last year to bolster its autonomous capabilities. Aurora will share the new facility with engineers from its Parent and work closely with MIT researchers in order to encourage collaboration and innovation. "Boeing is leading the development of new autonomous vehicles and future transportation systems that will bring flight closer to home," said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer. "By investing in this new research facility, we are creating a hub where our engineers can collaborate with other Boeing engineers and research partners around the world and leverage the Cambridge innovation ecosystem." John Langford, Aurora Flight Sciences Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said "Today, Aurora's Kendall Square team is already building innovative autonomous systems. By expanding Aurora's 30-year relationship with MIT, and working with Boeing, we are creating a collaborative space where engineers, students and researchers can work together to create technologies that will define the next-century of air mobility."
Lockheed Martin And Orbex Pick Scotland For Launch Site
The Space industry is poised for huge growth in the next few years as new technologies bring down the cost of launch significantly and more and more applications for satellites become viable. The UK is well placed to capitalise on this trend due to a strong position in satellites and related applications, as well as hosting a number of innovative start-ups and a wealth of space talent. In that vein, Lockheed Martin and Orbex will lead the way and bring the UK’s first vertical launch site to Sutherland in Melness. Situated on the north coast of Scotland, the site will join Cornwall’s space cluster as a hotbed of UK space-related activity. Lockheed Martin will be awarded two of grants totalling £23.5m from the UK Space Agency to establish vertical launch operations at Sutherland as well as invest in promising new technologies. In addition, Orbex will be granted £5.5m to build a new, modern rocket that can be launched from the Scottish site and deliver small satellites into orbit. The grant is part of the Government’s modern industrial strategy which has identified spaceports as a key economic opportunity and a priority for the UK’s space strategy. Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “As a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs, we want Britain to be the first place in mainland Europe to launch satellites as part of our Industrial Strategy. The UK’s thriving space industry, research community and aerospace supply chain put the UK in a leading position to develop both vertical and horizontal launch sites. “This will build on our global reputation for manufacturing small satellites and help the whole country capitalise on the huge potential of the commercial space age."
Virgin Galactic One Test Flight Away From Passenger Spaceflight
Virgin Galactic’s Unity spacecraft undertook a third successful rocket-powered flight last week. This test flight saw the spacecraft go faster and higher than it has ever done before. In fact, Unity reached the Mesosphere for the first time by hitting an apogee of 170,800ft. Unity was taken up to 46,500 ft by a carrier aircraft. Once released, the vehicle pulled into a near vertical climb and thundered higher and higher at 2.47 times the speed of sound to 170,800ft. This part of the Mesosphere is often referred to by experts as the “Ignorosphere”, as it is an under-studied atmospheric layer because it is above the range of balloon flight. After a previous test flight, Virgin’s Richard Branson stated that the company was “only two or three more flights” away from reaching space. With this new success, another barrier has been overcome and taking paying passengers to space may now only be one test flight away. A final test flight will likely need to reach a height of 264,000ft, the height that Virgin aims to take customers to, where humans would experience weightlessness and see the Earth’s curvature when looking back. Once safely back on the ground at Mojave Air and Space Port, Chief Pilot Dave Mackay detailed the flight that he and fellow Pilot Mike “Sooch” Masucci, had experienced: “It was a thrill from start to finish. Unity’s rocket motor performed magnificently again and Sooch pulled off a smooth landing. This was a new altitude record for both of us in the cockpit, not to mention our mannequin in the back, and the views of Earth from the black sky were magnificent."