- Static Stress Engineer
Static Stress Engineer Are you looking for your next role within Aerospace? I am currently working on this position working in a very busy Aerospace office in Bristol. What we are looking for is someone who has experience working on but not limited to the A350XWB. Much of the work is continued static Stress support for the aircraft through major modifications Tasks are likely to include: Assessment of structure due to modification driven by repairer enhancement of the airframe using ISAMI and other Airbus static methodologies Airbus Stress Dossier compilation Loads processing and large-scale data manipulation Key experiences and skills: Strong engineering background 5+ years of industry experience. Airbus experience within the field of Static Stress A350 experience preferred Experience of working to tight deadlines on projects. Good Inter-personal and organisational skills Eye for detail and good problem solver. Quick learner and highly self-motivated. Computer skills – Microsoft Office and ISAMI MathCAD, Patran/Nastran Advantageous skills: Hypermesh Python VBA Airbus stress signatory (bonus) If this sounds like it could be for you, please do apply through the methods shown. Alternatively, feel free to contact Brandon at KDC directly on 01202596371 or send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more
- Electrical Design Engineer
SC Cleared Electrical Design Engineer KDC are looking for an SC Cleared Electrical Design Engineer for our client: Who is a systems design and manufacturing company that specialises in the protection of electronic equipment in harsh environments. Job Summary: To undertake in an efficient and cost-effective manner, activities described in procedures for Design and Design Control. To undertake technical activities associated with the Electrical/Electronic design products. Ensure the company's Electrical/Electronic design and development objectives are achieved when contributing to product and project activities Your responsibilities: Electrical/Electronic design of products in accordance with customer and legislative requirements and our internal procedures. Ensure the company's product design and development requirements are met in terms of quality (accuracy), programme (on time) and cost (within budget). Maintain the appropriate professional standards on projects and provide guidance and support to other Engineers and employees on all matters relating to Electrical/Electronic design, development, verification, and manufacture to the relevant standards. Maintain a thorough understanding of relevant technology and practice with a particular emphasis on Electrical/Electronic Engineering including commercial and rugged equipment. Provide technical support to other departments on the design aspects of new business and provide the appropriate documentation when requested What you’ll do Undertake concept design and sufficient detail design, and offer guidance thereon, as is necessary to support technical staff allocated to specific projects and product development. Provide or obtain estimated prime cost information to enable new tasks and projects to be priced and quoted. Management of all activities undertaken, reporting on the technical aspects and resource utilisation achieved. To report to management any comments or suggestions which may improve efficiency, safety and cost. Identify, justify and implement process improvements to ensure design procedures are cost effective and aligned to business / product requirements. Work in Poole site and on occasion at other sites if necessary. Required Appropriate Engineering qualification with 5 years relevant industry experience in Electrical/Electronic design. Working knowledge of Electrical/Electronic CAD software, MRP systems and MS Office Professional registration desirable (IEng or working towards) Active SC Clearance If you are interested in finding out more about this role than please click applyRead more
- Systems Engineer for Security
For permanent employment the Satellite Systems Engineering department at OHB System AG in Bremen is looking for a Systems Engineer for Security KDC’s client is one of the Top 3 European space companies. About 3,000 employees work on some of the most important aviation and space programs of our times in Germany and other EU countries. These include low-orbiting and geostationary satellites for earth observation, navigation, telecommunications, science and space exploration. They design satellites and systems for human space flight, aerial reconnaissance and process control systems at its two strong locations in Bremen and Oberpfaffenhofen. We owe our success to our employees and their passion for innovation, their commitment and their initiative. Your tasks Technical management, coordination and control over the engineering activities for the crypto subsystem in the satellite and the ground segment Control, planning, specification and verification of functional and performance requirements on satellite and ground segment level for crypto subsystem System level test support (including ground segment and satellite) Support satellite and ground segment milestone reviews Technical management of the security unit supplier Organize security unit milestone reviews Ensure technically correct, timely delivery and closure of the review boards of the security units Provide input for progress reports and meetings Launch campaign on-site support Your Qualifications Master degree in engineering, preferably major in Aerospace or Electrical Engineering. Work experience in satellite development and / or area of security models is appreciated High motivation and proactive involvement Good conceptual and problem solving skills Team-minded, well-developed communication and negotiation skills Accustomed to work in internationally composited teams Good written and spoken English skills Written and spoken German skills appreciated If you’re interested in the role please contact myself on 01202 596374 or email@example.com.Read more
- Senior Systems Engineer
SC Cleared Senior Systems Engineer KDC are looking for a SC Cleared Senior Systems Engineer for one of our defence clients who provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, and security solutions. They search for new ways to provide customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. Project Description Senior Systems Engineer required in support of a major MOD certification program. Analysis of customer requirements, system design, development of system validation and verification activities to support design acceptance. Support to and development of existing System equipment Representing KDC to multiple stakeholders Producing Declaration of conformity Requirements & acceptance Liaison with internal and external specialist engineers What you’ll need Design for EMC and electrical safety Proven ability of designing and implementing cost-effective equipment/ modifications while considering the implications of issues such as cost, safety, and time constraints DOORS Microsoft tools Good knowledge of appropriate drawings and defence standards Good understanding of Design Assurance as defined in the electrical Contract Must have active SC Clearance Inside IR35 Most local site to youRead more
- Senior Stress Team Lead
Lead Static Stress Engineer Are you looking for your next step within Aerospace? I am currently working on this position working in a very busy Aerospace office in Bristol. What we are looking for is someone who has experience working on but not limited to the A350XWB. This work is continued static Stress support for the aircraft through major modifications Tasks are likely to include: Technical Leadership of 5-10 Static Stress Engineers Airbus Stress Dossier compilation FEM modification and interrogation Loads processing and large-scale data manipulation Customer liaison, on/offsite Technical scoping/planning Key experiences and skills: Strong engineering background - 5+ years of industry experience. Airbus experience within the field of Static Stress A350 experience preferred Team Leadership Experience of working to tight deadlines on projects. Good Inter-personal and organisational skills Eye for detail and good problem solver. Quick learner and highly self-motivated. Computer skills – Microsoft Office and ISAMI MathCAD, Patran/Nastran Advantageous skills: Hypermesh Python VBA Airbus stress signatory (bonus) Should this look like it could be of interest, please do apply through the methods shown! Or, alternatively get in contact with Brandon at KDC.Read more
- Avionics Systems Engineer - Supplier Management
Avionics Systems Engineer – Supplier Management KDC are now recruiting for one of the largest clients in the urban air mobility sector. This is an exciting opportunity for an Avionics Systems Engineer with experience in DO-254 and both preliminary and critical design review to join their team in Germany. If you are looking for a compelling new opportunity and have experience in managing suppliers then this could be the role for you. Our Client Our client is an industry leader in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOL). They plan to offer an air taxi service that can save people time by flying them directly to their destination. They are coming to the end of their development phase and are moving into the production phase with the plan to start mass production by 2023. The Role This position has surfaced as out client is looking for an experienced systems engineer to join their team in Germany and help with the management of their avionics system component suppliers. You will be responsible for managing the suppliers, performing component design reviews, reviewing design data from the suppliers, and reviewing DO-254 documentation. The ideal candidate would also have experience working in an EASA approved design organisation as well as some experience with PCB layout and design verification. Role Requirements Management of the avionics system components supplier Performing the component design reviews (PDR, CDR etc.) with the supplier Reviewing the design data generated by the supplier for the complex electronic devices Reviewing the process-related documentation generated by the supplier for the complex electronic devices according to DO-254 Determining and documenting the consistence of the supplier design data (requirements, verification evidence etc.) with the system requirements Work closely with specialists in a multidisciplinary team Qualifications Degree in electrical engineering, communications engineering or similar Detailed knowledge and practical expertise of ARP4754A, DO-254 and DO-160 Detailed knowledge of certification deliverables according to ARP4754A and DO-254 Good knowledge about requirements engineering with requirement management tools like Integrity or DOORS Experience of working with the supplier for the "build to specification" development for the aircraft systems Experience in digital and analog schematic design, PCB layout and design verification Experience in working in EASA approved Design Organisation (Part21J) is preferable Minimum 5 years of proven experience in aerospace development Thorough analytical skills and a structured approach This role includes a full relocation package as well as competitive salary and benefits. If you want to be part of the exciting journey our client is taking in pioneering the air taxi industry and feel you have the right qualities to aid them in this ambitious undertaking, please do not hesitate to apply.Read more
- Quality Engineer
KDC are now recruiting for two Quality Assurance Engineers in the Bournemouth area! If you have a keen interest in the Aerospace industry and would like to further develop your skills in Quality Engineering. This could be the role you’ve been waiting for! The lucky candidate will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of best practice with a focus on defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and providing for Continuous Improvement. Responsible for assisting the QA Co-Ordinator in ensuring product quality, daily monitoring, and reporting of issues within production and store areas. Work in accordance with all health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors Support the maintenance of the Quality Management System in accordance with company regulations and certifications. Work in cross functional teams to develop process FMEA, Control Plans. Analyse data and implementing process and product improvements to reduce Risk Support APQP process to ensure processes can deliver to the required quality standards Co-ordinate and identify activities of QA Technicians. Assisting with training and awareness including quality alerts; Manage MRB disposition and investigations. Identifying key processes and quality gates with measurable outputs. Support quality improvement through root cause analysis (RCA) & Non-conformance (NC) management. Support No faults Forward culture. Support cost of non-quality elimination activities with realisation of sustainable benefits Support process confirmation schedule and project requirements. Support internal audit programme. Perform verification of corrective actions of quality issues. Review and evaluate process quality data to identify process improvement opportunities. Support and facilitate quality improvement initiatives. Implement and monitor systems for measuring/reporting quality performance, establishing performance targets, and tracking improvements. Key Skills and Responsibilities: Effective communication skills – both verbal and written. Proven ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative to achieve targets. Possess strong IT skills including Microsoft Office applications. Excellent problem solving and decision making. The ability to interpret technical drawings. Ability to be proactive and act in a professional manner to influence all key stakeholders. The ability to communicate with customers, authorities, and all levels within the company. Key Words – Quality Assurance, Engineering, Aerospace, Aircraft Interiors, EASA, AS9100Read more
Aerospace and Defence
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The private Space sector is relatively young. The decommissioning of the Space Shuttle Programme was an opportunity for private businesses to support NASA with its operations both in orbit and beyond. Elsewhere in the world organisations are pioneering new satellite technologies, unmanned probes and innovative new ways to combat space junk. KDC Resource are proud to be working with a number of these organisations providing highly skilled technical talent into Flight Dynamics, AOCS, Earth Observation, GNSS, Mission Operations, Ground Segment and Payload. Our specialist recruitment consultants are actively searching for industry leading professionals to fulfil roles at all levels including Systems Engineers, Payload Engineers, AOCS Engineers, Product Assurance Engineers, RF Engineers and Control Engineers. Or if you’d like to partner with KDC to support your talent search then click here to learn more.View jobs
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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly common and businesses of all sizes are struggling to muster a meaningful defence. There are genuine concerns that critical infrastructure could be targeted by hackers or by enemy states in event of a conflict. Which is why finding the best cyber security and technology specialists takes experts. We are proud to work with some of the market leaders in this vital industry to find top tier candidates to fulfil cybersecurity roles at every level. Roles we recruit for include: Penetration Testers, Ethical Hackers, Security Analysts, Cyber Security Architects, Software Engineers, Technical Project Managers, AI Engineers, Sales Managers and Cyber Account Executives. Our specialist recruitment consultants are actively searching for industry leading professionals to fulfil roles at all levels. Or if you’d like to partner with KDC to support your talent search then click here to learn more.View jobs
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The Feasibility of eVTOLs for Emergency Medical Response
Image Courtesy Kittyhawk. Following on from our earlier post about the applications of eVTOLs, it is worth considering one area where they could revolutionise practices: emergency medical response. Considering responders already use air ambulances, it should be a minor adjustment to switch to eVTOLs. But, will it be that easy, and what companies are testing the technology to understand its feasibility? Companies Testing eVTOL Medical Response Units The most obvious place to start is with Volocopter, a company leading the way in many aspects of eVTOL application. In 2019, it tested the use of its eVTOL in a staged medical emergency. During the test, it transported a paramedic from a hospital to the scene of an accident. Alongside, Volocopter ran numerous computer simulations to understand the concept in more detail. The result was a lengthy feasibility study published in 2020. Its conclusion states that emergency medical response is a prime area for eVTOL use because they address several limitations of current response vehicles. But, Volocopter is not the only company investigating this application. Healthcare company Falck announced a partnership with Kitty Hawk to produce a new framework for its Heaviside eVTOL. In short, the project will turn the eVTOLs into emergency response vehicles equipped with the services you would expect from an ambulance. The purpose is to increase availability (particularly in remote areas) and decrease response time. Urban Aeronautics, an Israeli eVTOL company, has already signed a contract for medical response versions of its CityHawk. Partnering with Hatzolah Air, the eVTOLs will serve as urban medical response with enough room for a pilot, two emergency responders, a patient and equipment. Considering Hatzolah Air already operates fixed-wing emergency response aircraft, this will be a natural adjustment for it to make. Benefits and Limitations of Emergency Response eVTOLs The benefits of using eVTOLs as emergency response vehicles are clear. First, they run on clean energy, which might not be a primary concern, but is worth mentioning. Second, they are flexible, responsive vehicles particularly suited to urban environments (some, at least). They should offer faster response times than ground ambulances, especially in busy areas. But, the same limitations apply here as in other eVTOL applications. Currently, there are restrictions on the weather conditions in which eVTOLs can fly. Volocopter mentions this in its study, stating how strong wind and rain and thunderstorms prevent eVTOLs from functioning properly. It is a particular concern when carrying passengers with life-threatening injuries and could impair the eVTOL’s ability to take off, land, and fly safely. Also, eVTOLs may be limited in the medical services they can provide. While UA’s CityHawk has room for up to four people, Volocopter’s eVTOL has room for two. It will likely mean that these will provide initial medical response while waiting for an ambulance, much like motorcycle paramedics do. Then there is the required ground infrastructure for operating eVTOLs. This might not be a major concern, as many hospitals already have helicopter landing pads. But, eVTOLs require charging, meaning hospitals would need to adjust accordingly. The New Medical Response? It is unlikely that eVTOLs will overhaul medical response services in any significant way. Their application will fit into a similar role as air ambulances or motorcycle paramedics. We will still see ground ambulances and helicopters, and eVTOLs will probably fit somewhere in the middle. Considering the limitations of eVTOLs based on available technology, it will be far in the future before we see meaningful use in emergency medical response. Once we have eVTOLs capable of carrying larger payloads with more compact propulsion apparatus, perhaps we will see them completely replace ground ambulances.
2022 Will be the Next Step Towards Investigating Life on Mars
Image Courtesy European Space Agency. The ExoMars project, run by the ESA and the Roscosmos Space Corporation, is their leading project looking for life on Mars. Although it began in 2001, it has so far only launched once, in 2016. But, this is all set to change in 2022 with the launch of Rosalind Franklin, ExoMars’s second rover. What changes were made since the first design, and how will it attempt to fulfil the ExoMars mission? What is ExoMars? Short for Exobiology on Mars, ExoMars is an astrobiology programme run by the ESA and the Roscosmos Space Corporation. It was initially conceived as part of the ESA’s Aurora Programme before Russia became a full partner in 2013. Its mission, while not simple, is straightforward. ExoMars plans to look for signs of life on Mars by: Investigating the planet’s water and geochemical environment Study atmospheric trace gases and their sources Test and demonstrate technology necessary for a sample-return mission. A sample-return mission is one where, unsurprisingly, the craft returns Martian samples to Earth. Currently, rovers test samples on-planet and are restricted by available technology, time, and budget. But, returning the samples to Earth is believed to be one of the most important missions, as it will demonstrate the technology necessary to launch manned flights to Mars. The first mission launched the Trace Gas Orbiter satellite and a soft-landing module, which unfortunately failed. The orbiter has already proved valuable: it has detected methane in Mars’s atmosphere and helped select an appropriate launch site for the Rosalind Franklin rover. The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars’s rover, the Rosalind Franklin, has been in the works since 2005. Due to numerous setbacks, it had a launch date of 2020. However, the ESA announced early that year that there were further tests needed on its lander mechanisms and flight software. As a result, the launch date was again postponed until 2022. When it does eventually land on Mars, its data will be invaluable. It is a six-wheel autonomous rover equipped with numerous scientific instruments, along with a two-metre sampling drill. Its lab suite is known as a Pasteur analytical laboratory that includes an infrared spectrometer, a neutron spectrometer, a close-up imager for studying rocks, x-ray, a laser spectrometer, and an infrared hyperspectral microscope. In short, it contains all the necessary equipment for investigating signs of water and organic molecules in its collected samples. The rover will land at Oxia Planum, a site believed to have contained some body of water. Construction of the Rosalind Franklin took place at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. In theory, we are now in the final stages of testing and calibration, so hopefully the new launch date will go ahead. Understanding Mars The importance of Mars to human development is becoming clearer than ever. But, if we ever plan to settle the planet, we must first understand more about its history. The only way to do this is with incredible projects like the ExoMars rover. Hopefully, it will discover data that complements existing knowledge about the planet and bring us one step closer to expanding our relationship with Mars.
Will Volocopter Win at the 2024 Paris Olympics?
Image Courtesy Volocopter. It is by now widely known that Volocopter plans to have its eVTOL certified and operational by the 2024 Paris Olympics. As things stand, it will be the first eVTOL in use in Europe, and likely worldwide. Considering its publicity, we have plenty of information available about how this will look. So, let us dive into Volocopter’s plans for air taxi dominance at the Paris Olympic Games. What are Volocopter's Plans? Volocopter will use its VoloCity autonomous eVTOL as a taxi between the Olympic Village and stadiums. To achieve this, it will need Vertiports at the relevant locations, and, of course, full certification from France’s Civil Aviation Authority. The company tested its Volocopter 2X prototype at the recent Paris Air Show, where it flew for roughly three minutes. It is the first step in France’s eVTOL market strategy and is an important step towards integration in the Paris Olympics. It is unclear whether the public will use these air taxis, as current discussions only involve the Olympic Village. Full rollout will depend on myriad factors, including how well the city of Paris adjusts to the concept of eVTOLs. But, this might be an easy change to make. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency identified Paris as one of the most promising cities for eVTOL integration. It is mainly due to its layout, airport proximity, and metropolitan attitudes. As a result, it has put together 30 companies to create the Re.Invent Air Mobility initiative. Volocopter’s plans for the Olympics are simple but hold massive potential. It will be the main taxi service for athletes travelling to their events. As each eVTOL can hold two passengers and luggage, it could mean hundreds of eVTOLs in use at once. If nothing else, this will be a publicity stunt that could propel Volocopter into first place in the eVTOL race. The Benefits for Paris and the Olympics Using eVTOLs as the main vehicle for athletes has great potential for both Paris and the Olympics as a whole. First, it is an eco-friendly method of transportation, which will work in the Olympics’ favour. Due to the current sustainability score of the Olympic Games, switching to electric vehicles is a smart choice. Then, there are the benefits for Paris. Being one of the first cities to have commercial eVTOL infrastructure will be a big draw for both the public and other eVTOL companies. Cities may struggle to certify eVTOLs, and Paris would already have this in place. In the early stages of the eVTOL race, this could make all the difference. But, there are some drawbacks to this plan. While Volocopter has completed a test flight in a commercial capacity, it only has three years to finalise its design, receive certification, and produce the required vehicles. This is not much time in the grand scheme of things. That said, certification will probably be the main delay. Volocopter likely has a good idea of how many eVTOLs it needs, and it has a deadline, so production should be less of an issue. We must return to the sustainability aspect again, however. A common concern for the Olympics is what happens to the facilities once the games are over. Often, buildings get left for years before being sold and reused. Will the same be true for Volocopter’s eVTOLs? Hopefully not, but it is a possibility. Aiming for Gold at the Olympics These minor drawbacks aside, Volocopter has a clear plan for success. Being the sole supplier of air taxis at the Olympics will draw public attention and will hopefully change the minds of anyone sceptical about this technology. It will be exciting to see it in commercial use, particularly at a world-renowned event like the Olympics.
The Challenges Facing the Royal Navy’s Expansion
In a major reversal of recent trends, the UK government announced early in 2021 that it was investing in the Royal Navy again. The 2021 Integrated Review laid out the government’s plans for more ships, new weapons, and future-proof technology. But, as we might expect, such a plan presents significant logistic and budgetary challenges. Challenges of Expanding a Fleet The most glaring issue with these plans is balancing them against the government’s proposed budget cuts for the Armed Forces. While these mainly apply to day-to-day spending, an audit in 2020 highlighted a £13 billion gap between spending and budget. Even though the budget will see an increase in the coming years, this money must come from somewhere. A similar issue will be catching up with the budget cuts from previous years. Four of the Navy’s Type 45 destroyers are currently laid up due to maintenance and servicing. Whether this is a direct result of budget cuts is unclear, but it is a sign that the Navy’s current Surface Fleet is aging. Replacing in-service ships with a new fleet is expensive and time-consuming. Currently, there are three new classes of ship in production, but we won’t see all of these in service until the 2030s. This means the Navy must rely on current ships for a decade, resulting in further maintenance and delays. Similarly, it will mean a decline in active ships during the 2020s, possibly to as little as eight frigates. As we discussed in a previous post, the Navy plans to move towards autonomous technology for mine hunting and other dangerous operations. It is a sensible move, but will mean a shorter lifespan for technology, and therefore faster turnaround between vessels. For example, current mine hunter ships entered service in the 1980s. After nearly 40 years, they still do their job as intended. Of course, the technology is aging but is not outdated or replaced in the same way as autonomous technology. Perhaps one of the most minor challenges will be creating a workforce to build these new ships. The Navy plans to build its three new frigate types in British shipyards, and we can only hope there will be a talented workforce ready to jump into the roles when construction begins. The Royal Navy on the World Stage The 2020s are probably going to be a challenging decade for the Royal Navy. Its plans to revolutionise its fleet will put it in a much stronger position on the global stage, but there are still many years to go. Of course, the UK has never had a massive naval fleet compared to other countries. The proposed expansion will not change this; it would be unreasonable to assume otherwise. But, what the Royal Navy lacks in size it makes up for in technology. It has always been a leader in technological warfare, and that will remain the case in the future. Considering the Navy competes with the likes of China, Russia, and the USA with a fleet almost a tenth of the size, it is in a fairly strong position. Overhauling the naval fleet in this way is a bold choice and is fraught with challenges. Of course, it is necessary to keep the UK in such a strong position compared to other global players. The strategy’s success will depend on careful planning and budgetary control, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.