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Aerospace and Defence

KDC Resource has been operating in the aerospace and defence sector since 2002. We work with the world’s leading defence and civil aerospace companies to source and place high quality permanent and contract talent. We understand organisations like these need the finest engineering talent in order to help them develop some of the most sophisticated technologies in the world.

We are currently engaged in finding leading technical talent for projects – among others – that are linked to the national defence of the United Kingdom.

​Our specialist team have successfully supported our clients find leading talent for roles across: Part 21 J, Certification, Cabin Interiors, Design, Avionics Design, Structures, Electrical Design, Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE), Head of Design, Airworthiness and EASA.

KDC Resource is actively working on similar roles requiring industry leading professionals to fulfil roles at all levels. Scroll down to learn more.

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Live Aerospace and Defence Jobs

  • Systems Engineer

    Seeking Systems Engineer (ASIC/FPGA) for Innovative Aerospace and Defence Technology Company

    About You

    Coming from an aerospace or defence background you will have experience in working to DO-254 and DO-178 accreditation at DAL-B/C. You'll have successfully delivered an ASIC, FPGA or system level project to DO-254 at senior engineer level or above. Collaborative by nature you will be able to work with the programme manager to track project progress.

    About the Role

    This is a contract role working for a modern, creative aerospace and defence company. Reporting to the PROGRAM MANAGER, you will liaise with customers and be a technical point of contact with the end client on all technical matters relation to DO-254/178 activities.

    About the Company

    The company is a leading custom chip design and development company. They partner with companies, start-ups and academia to design and develop the very best custom silicone chips to the aerospace and defence sectors.

    Next Steps

    I want to hear from you. Click apply now!


    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Gloucester
    Salary:
    £0 - £60 per hour
    Job Ref:
    J140636
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  • Composite Design Engineer

    Design Engineer- Evtol

    Are you looking for a new job in one of the fastest growing industries right now? A role where your voice and ideas won't go unnoticed?

    Well then, this exciting opportunity for you to join one of the leading companies within one of the most interesting fields of aviation technology could be your dream job!

    The role is based in the Nottingham area on an initial 3-month contract. working on one of the world's first all-electric vertical take-off vehicles which is going to change travel as we know it. As this company are truly working at the forefront of emerging and disruptive aerospace technology, we need people who are not scared to think outside the box and push the boundaries of design engineering.

    Your day to day,
    My client is looking for a design engineer to work on the whole project lifecycle, from concept through to certification. This role has a focus on composite design for the lightweight airframe and supporting structure. As you will be seeing this through the full lifecycle, you will be interreacting with multiple departments, so communication skills are key. You will be given the chance to work inter-departmentally alongside the product liaising with all of the engineering departments to see your designs come to life.

    What the organisation wants from you,
    • They are asking that you have a minimum of 3 year's experience as a design engineer using either but not limited to; ANSYS, SolidWorks or SolidEdge.
    • An understanding or background in Conceptual Design.
    • Experience of the full life cycle of a project.

    What's on offer to you,
    As well as working in this exciting and innovative business; this opportunity is also offering a competitive rate/salary.
    As mentioned, this role is working at the forefront of emerging and disruptive aerospace technology. So, you will be facing challenging problems which may not have been seen before - this will allow you to use your problem-solving abilities to have a real impact on the business and the product.

    Are you ready to change the future of aviation? If so, get in touch with Brandon Goudie at KDC Resource through the methods shown!

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Derby
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Job Ref:
    J140637
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  • Software Engineer

    KDC are looking for a Software Engineer to join a multi-disciplined team responsible for the development, testing and delivery of satellite ground control system products used for a variety of Navigation, Science and Earth Observation Missions.
    In this software engineering role, we require a dynamic and enthusiastic person with SW development experience, who is passionate about being a part of this exciting field of space and ground system technology.

    ROLE DESCRIPTION:
    The successful applicant will be responsible for developing SW tools and applications to support the satellite ground systems engineering team. These SW applications are key to the management, control and processing of spacecraft data.
    The role involves the analysis of user requirements, SW architectural design, SW coding, testing and preparation of the related documentation and Software Operations Manuals. It will also involve providing product support including product integration into SW systems, product enhancement and anomaly investigation and resolution.
    The successful applicant will work as part of the ground systems team but also be able to work independently seeking clarification with the relevant experts and management when required.
    The role offers the opportunity to grow and gain knowledge in multiple ground system disciplines and also take on further responsibilities in future.
    The role may involve work on UK government programs and therefore the successful applicant should have the ability to obtain UK eyes only SC level clearance.
    While the role is based in Portsmouth some travel for business to various locations around the globe may be required.

    Skills and Experience:

    Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a related discipline;

    Experienced in:
    •Requirements Analysis;
    •Software development and test;
    •Software documentation;
    •SW product integration into large SW systems;
    •SW development methodologies such as Agile or similar;
    •Monitoring and control system/data processing system development,

    Programming skills to include:
    •Linux and Windows;
    •C/C++;
    •Java
    •Matlab.

    Fluent in spoken and written English.

    The successful applicant shall be able to:
    ·listen, understand and communicate information effectively;
    ·work in a technical team environment;
    ·analyse and generate solutions to complex problems;
    ·work independently when required.

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Salary:
    £50 per hour
    Job Ref:
    J140634
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  • Structural Engineer

    Seeking Structural Engineer (NASTRAN/PATRAN) for World Leading Manufacturer of Advanced Composite Structures

    About You

    Coming from an aerospace or defence background with experience in working with large composite structures you'll be comfortable and confident in the use of MSC NASTRAN/PATRAN and hand calculations. You will have proven stress/structural engineering experience with strong working knowledge of composite materials.

    About the Role

    This is a permanent role. Work takes place in both the factory and the office, travel requirements are minimal. You'll report to the ENGINEERING MANAGER but you will be trusted to work autonomously on a range of stress analysis tasks. Additionally, you will have be responsible for liaising with stakeholders, suppliers and customers to ensure the new product introduction process is adhered to.

    Key requirements of the role include providing timely engineering responses to technical queries, producing technical reports in support of analysis and material testing and ensuring all design activity and project work is carried out to company procedures.

    About the Company

    The company is a world leading manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the marine defence agency and is successful and visible on the international stage. They are a leading supplier and have experience in supporting the world's most prestigious naval programs
    The office is nestled in an exquisite coastal town with dramatic coastlines, shopping and other amenities within easy reach.

    Next Steps

    I want to hear from you. Click apply now!


    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Weymouth
    Salary:
    DOE
    Job Ref:
    J140631
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  • Design Engineer

    Seeking Design Engineer (CATIA v5) for World Leading Manufacturer of Advanced Composite Structures

    About You

    Coming from a design background with experience in working with large composite structures you'll be comfortable and confident in the use of CATIA v5. You will have at least 2 years design engineering experience with strong working knowledge of composite materials.

    About the Role

    This is a contract role. Work takes place in both the factory and the office, travel requirements are minimal. You'll report to the TECHINICAL DIRECTOR but you will be trusted to work autonomously on a range of design tasks. Additionally, you will have be responsible for technical query management and will hold design reviews.

    Key requirements of the role include developing designs into a production ready product to required specifications. You will ensure engineering process is adhered to and will also prepare technical proposals and quotations under the direction of the technical director,

    About the Company

    The company is a world leading manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the marine defence agency and is successful and visible on the international stage. They are a leading supplier and have experience in supporting the world's most prestigious naval programs
    The office is nestled in an exquisite coastal town with dramatic coastlines, shopping and other amenities within easy reach.

    Next Steps

    I want to hear from you. Click apply!

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Weymouth
    Salary:
    DOE
    Job Ref:
    J140629
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