PDS Tech Inc Aircraft Performance Engineer 5 in Savannah, Georgia
PDS is seeking an Aircraft Performance Engineer 5 for an open position in Savannah, GA
- Works on engineering projects containing critical problems, the solution of which requires major technological advances and extensive related development
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for an entire engineering project of major complexity within established scope .
Makes technical decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities .
Applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts based on broad expertise or unique specialized knowledge .
Leads the development of innovative principles and ideas .
Acts independently to determine improved methods and/or procedures to optimize technical product, cost and schedule requirements .
Works under consultative direction; uses independent judgment to accomplish objectives .
Develops standards and guides for diverse engineering activities .
Conceives and plans investigation of broad areas of importance for which engineering precedents are lacking in areas critical to the program .
Perform other duties as assigned.?
Advanced degree in engineering related field preferred
The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related curriculum applicable to the respective job position required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
13 yrs specific technical discipline or 15 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors.
Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters and 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job.
The Aircraft Performance group is responsible for all aspects of aircraft performance for the current fleet and new product development.
Other skills needed:
Thorough understanding of fixed wing aerodynamics, propulsion, and performance.
Solid understanding of airplane flight characteristics, first-principles analyses, and performance methods.
Experience with transport category airplane certification projects (Part 25).
Previous FAA Flight Analyst DER/AR highly desired, or qualified candidate for DER/AR.
Fortran and MATLAB experience highly desired.
UNIX/Linux experience a plus.
Other responsibilities include:
Use computer based tools to analyze airplane performance in all phases of flight including takeoff, climb, descent, approach and landing, as well as overall mission analysis.
Analyze flight test data in support of airplane performance database development.
Prepare, review, and approve performance data for airplane flight manuals, operations manuals, and avionics software.
Prepare, review, and approve certification compliance reports.
Develop and review certification plans and compliance checklists.
Review flight test plans for certification projects.
Coordinate with aviation authorities (FAA, EASA, others) regarding compliance with performance regulations.
Develop and review applicant positions for Issue Papers and CRIs.
Provide technical leadership and mentoring to younger engineers.
Respond to inquiries from customers/operators relating to published performance data.
Support new product development programs and fleet sustaining issues.
Prepare performance data for new models, and derivatives of current models.
Maintain current legacy computer analysis programs, and support development of modified and new software tools and methods.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.