Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
A vacancy for an Aerodynamic Design Engineer (d/f/m) has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Manching. The successful applicant will join “Aerodynamic Design MAN”.
Tasks & accountabilities
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
¤ Analysis of aerodynamic shapes by numerical, experimental and theoretical methods & tools for the development of high and low aspect ratio A/C
¤ Deliver aerodynamic solutions and data to the customer on time, on cost and on quality
¤ Cooperate with all disciplines relevant for physics of flight such as structures, loads, flight dynamics, mass, etc.
¤ Preliminary and detailed design of aerodynamic aircraft shapes by conclusions from aerodynamic analysis for the development of high and low aspect ratio A/C in a multi-disciplinary environment; selection and presentation of the best design solutions
¤ Support and/or lead of the preparation, execution and results analysis of wind tunnel experiments
¤ Continuous improvement of the software tool chains by developing S/W scripts of low to medium complexity
¤ Link with the external research community in the field of aerodynamic design, in consistence with the company strategy
Initially, the focus will be on one or more of the following tasks and responsibilities:
¤ Analysis, design and optimization of highly integrated engine air intakes, forebodies, nozzles and afterbodies in a multi-disciplinary environment (aircraft design and layout, low-observability, aircraft structures)
¤ Design and performance assessment of secondary inlets and outlets for environmental control systems, ventilation and cooling systems
¤ Analysis of flows around high aspect ratio A/C, including effects of natural laminar flow and propellers
¤ Analysis of aircraft icing behavior by numerical, experimental and theoretical methods & tools for the support of the A/C clearance
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.
Required Skills and Experiences:
¤ Higher education in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent
¤ Excellent knowledge in fluid dynamics (aerodynamics, gas dynamics, thermodynamics)
¤ Knowledge in aircraft design, flight mechanics and aircraft engine properties
Experience and interest in one or more of the following fields is stipulated:
¤ Application of the complete tool chain for high fidelity CFD simulations
¤ 3D-CAD-systems for parametric shape design (e.g. CATIA V5)
¤ Programming with at least one common programming language (e.g. Python, C, C++)
¤ Application of medium to low fidelity methods & tools for airfoil and wing design in sub-, trans- and supersonics (e.g. Xfoil, Mses, lifting line, vortex lattice, panel methods, Xrotor)
¤ Knowledge about the capabilities and limits of numerical and experimental aerodynamic methods & tools
¤ Experience in wind tunnel testing (model design, scaling effects, test planning)
¤ Analysis and assessment of intake flow fields according to performance parameters (total pressure recovery, drag) and operational reliability (distortion, swirl, engine/intake compatibility)
¤ Experience with aircraft icing, corresponding methods & tools for analysis (numerical and experimental) and certification
The following way of working and social behavior is appreciated:
¤ Autonomous, independent, target-oriented and flexible way of working
¤ Ability to continuously improve the own engineering skills and expertise
¤ Ability to integrate into a dynamic team of aerodynamic specialists
¤ Ability to concisely summarize and present complex aerodynamic findings and correlations
¤ Ability to prioritize technical solutions in order to balance with economic constraints
¤ Minimum language skills: negotiation level in English; good German skills are advantageous
The position offers varied and interesting work in an environment where personal initiative is supported and cultivated.