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

  • Digitalization Project Management Support

    Digitalization Project Management Support

    As a result of the launch of the Digitalization Project in FM&RE at the beginning of the 2019, there is an immediate need to support the deployment on this initial phase (GIS/ESRI, BIM, Tririga), in order to successfully deliver the agreed activities in scope for 2019.

    The Project Manager Support role includes the following tasks:
    ·Monitoring the project budget and schedule.
    ·Coordinating project activities with internal and external stakeholders.
    ·Managing all project-related proposals, contracts, purchase orders, change orders, invoices, and payments.
    ·Managing the close-out activities when the project is completed to ensure that all aspects of the project are successfully resolved.
    ·Reporting on project performance to FM&RE UK Digitalization Program Manager.

    ·Prior experience with TRIRIGA product.
    ·Prior experience with Autodesk 3D Revit (BIM).
    ·Prior experience with (GIS) Geographic information systems.
    ·Understanding of all TRIRIGA modules - expert in facilities module.
    ·Understanding of TRIRIGA integration with other systems/tools.

    ·Hands on configuration, testing and deployment Work
    ·Data structures and management
    ·Importing and exporting of data
    ·Create or modify reports
    ·Mobile device integration
    Change management:
    ·Promotion of the vision
    ·Strategic analysis and planning
    ·Education and training skills
    ·Ability to influence
    ·Digital literacy
    Project management:
    ·PM certification desirable
    ·Knowledge of Project Management Methodologies (e.g. LBIP+, agile, GPP) desirable.
    ·Project & Programme Management knowledge, skills, mind set are mandatory.
    ·Able to understand, guide or even support the management of a Programme/Project, through the application of project management processes, methods and tools

    ·Ability to listen (customer/needs-minded), to challenge (improvement, Right First Time & efficiency focused), to speak up, to influence (stakeholder management).
    ·Work in collaboration with transnational teams, over all sites and cross-domains. Ability to manage cultural aspects.
    ·Problem solving, analytical and presentation skills
    ·Experience related with customer Interaction involving issue handling and resolution over chat, mails and phone
    ·Test and validate configuration, software version and fixes for field problems remotely to the extent possible
    ·Handle all escalations received and work towards resolution of problems
    ·Excellent written as well as verbal communication skills
    ·Autonomy, Rigor, Tenacity and Leadership
    ·Experience and/or willingness to contribute to change and company transformation.

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  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Engineer

    Product Regulatory Compliance / Safety and Environmental Engineer
    A vacancy has arisen for a Safety/Regulatory Compliance Engineer to join one of the biggest defence and space clients in the UK. This role could be based at our Portsmouth or Newport sites.
    Working directly with projects teams, the job holder will ensure safety and environmental requirements are identified and complied with.
    The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

    You would be providing support and facilitation of the creation/maintenance of Product Regulatory Compliance Records, preparation of technical files, support the deployment of products to meet the requirement of EU directives, lead and manage to resolution Safety, Environmental and Product Regulatory compliance issues.

    • Degree in Engineering, Safety, Environmental or related subject with a background in Safety or Quality Assurance.
    • Knowledge and experience of Safety and Environmental Product Regulatory Compliance legislation.
    • Good knowledge and experience of Safety Management Systems.
    • Knowledge and experience of UK MOD Safety and Environmental Management processes (Def Stan 00-056, POSMS, POEMS).
    • Recognised Health and Safety qualification and / or experience.

    Don't hesitate to apply, after your application we can provide more details!

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  • Team Lead- Prototyping

    Team Lead- Prototyping

    Are you looking for a new job in one of the largest 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 Germany on a full-time basis working on the world's first all-electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi 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 engineering.

    Your day to day,

    My client is looking for an engineer to lead and manage their prototyping team on a day to day basis. As well as this, you will be developing a certifiable production environment in line with relevant certification processes and standards; such as Part 21J/145/21G. You will also be hands on with the assembly of my clients flying prototypes ranging from the aircraft's safety features all the way through to flight. You will be leading these prototypes throughout the whole life cycle of the project. You are going to be carrying this prototyping department through to the mass production stage of this project. You will also be involved in the preparation and assessment of different suppliers for parts such as; airframe, batteries, rotating blades etc.

    Your experience,

    As a minimum, you will need 5 years of experience working as an electrical/aircraft technician within prototyping or a production environment. Ideally, you need to have a hands-on mentality as well as being able to motivate, lead and develop your own team to get the best possible results from them. As well as this you will have experience working with prototype/pre-production aircraft.

    What's on offer to you,

    As well as working in this exciting and innovative business; this opportunity is also offering a competitive expatriate salary with an inclusive benefits/relocation package.

    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 at KDC Resource through the methods shown!

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  • FEM Engineer

    KDC are recruiting for one of our clients based out of Bristol, for an FEM Engineer within the aerospace industry.

    Project Description:
    A350XWB -900 & -1000 Step Changes
    This package of work is continued static/FEM support for the aircraft through major modifications

    Tasks are likely to include:
    o Assessment of structure due to modification driven by repairer enhancement of the airframe using ISAMI and other Airbus static methodologies
    o Airbus Stress Dossier compilation
    o FEM modification and interrogation
    o Loads processing and large scale data manipulation

    Key experiences and skills:
    -Strong engineering background - MEng, BEng or similar and 5+ years of industry experience.
    -Airbus experience within the field of Static Stress and FEM analysis
    -A350 experience preferred
    -Understanding of Airbus A1020 FEM Verification process
    -Experience of working to tight deadlines on projects.
    -Good Inter-personal and organizational 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:
    -Airbus stress signatory

    Feel free to reach out to us directly or send your CV to

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    £35000 - £40000 per annum
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  • Technical Author

    Do you have a background in Technical Authoring? Do you want to work in a beautiful part of the world? Then this could be for you.

    I am currently looking for Technical Authors for a company based in Switzerland. The client design, manufacture and install customer equipment for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

    You will be responsible for the creation and revision of instructions for continued airworthiness documents in accordance with ATA100 specifications, including flight manual supplements, operations manuals, installation manuals, wiring diagram manuals etc.

    With previous experience as a technical author within the aviation industry with good Microsoft skills and an understanding of FrameWork would be idea.

    I am also working on a number of other Technical Authoring opportunities in other parts of Europe if Switzerland is not for you!

    For more information click apply!

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