Aero-Thermal Engineer
Meggitt Sensing Systems
Coventry , UK
10d ago

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets.

We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job title : Aero-Thermal Engineer

Location : Coventry, West Midlands

Reports directly to : Director of Technology, Meggitt PLC

Strategic business unit :

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-

systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 11,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Meggitt’s civil aerospace presence covers large commercial transports, regional aircraft, business jets, helicopters and general aviation.

Its defence markets cover all military aircraft types, land systems, naval platforms and aerial, land-based and marine threat simulation training and weapons systems development.

The firearms element of this capability extends into law enforcement and security organisations.

The group’s growing presence in energy is driven by our core fluid controls, heat management and sensing and monitoring capabilities, many of which are deployed to help reduce the maintenance costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions of industrial gas and steam turbines.

We have exciting opportunities in our Meggitt Plc Systems Integration and Prelim Design team based in Coventry. This team works closely with a wide range of Meggitt Businesses as well as with our customers, suppliers and partners giving team members a unique, holistic insight into our product development and technology programmes, as well as the business cases that support them.

Purpose :

The team conducts system modelling to understand the future design architectures of our customer’s products, giving us a high quality understanding of their requirements for future mini-

systems’ and components that Meggitt may develop. The team then works with Meggitt business units to develop concept designs for these mini-

systems’ and components, as well as building and delivering technology programmes to realise them.

Currently the Thermal Systems AR&T programme is the main activity that the team is working on. This is a major investment by Meggitt, with considerable external funding, to deliver step change’ technology for fuel-

oil heat exchangers, air-oil heat exchangers, automated manufacture of composite ducting, variable flow valves and an air-

oil mini system. This programme will deliver technology to TRL6 and MCRL4 by 2020 ready for the next generation of large civil turbofan engines.

Responsibilities :

  • Deliver aero-thermal designs of thermal systems and components. This will include the aerodynamic modelling of challenging flow regimes, as well as the aero-
  • thermal modelling of heat exchangers with complex flow paths. A range of tools including 1D methods and CFD will be utilised.

  • Plan and deliver validation programmes for the aero-thermal aspects of advanced thermal system components.
  • Work closely with engineers across Meggitt businesses, as well as partners, universities, customers and suppliers to deliver the aero-
  • thermal aspects of these technology programmes.

  • Project manage activities as required.
  • Key Skills and Competencies Required :

    We are looking for an engineer from early career level through to individuals with 15 years’ plus experience with some previous hands on’ involvement in aero-thermal engineering.

    Multi-disciplinary skills, flexibility and some domain knowledge of gas turbine engine heat exchangers and other thermal systems components would be an advantage.

    In addition the following competencies are required :

  • A track record of innovation
  • Strong collaboration and relationship building skills to enable team working with individuals across Meggitt, our customers and partners
  • Demonstrated capability to work in a distributed team
  • Strong influencing and communication skills
  • High energy and drive and the ability to learn quickly
  • Apply
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