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Lead Engineer - Reliability

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/16/2017 4:50:38 AM
  • 3017983
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

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Role Summary:
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Power Distribution Lead Reliability Engineer. This position is required to meet increased demand for Reliability, Maintainability, and Testability (RM&T) engineering activities on existing projects. In this role you will utilise your experience and expertise to perform component and system level reliability analyses and act as a Subject Matter Expert.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Capturing, understanding and documenting the customer’s RM&T requirements.
  • Contributing to the integration of RM&T considerations into Electrical Power system architectures in co-operation with customers and other engineering functions.
  • Defining and executing reliability programmes and completing all relevant RM&T analyses, including reliability predictions, Failure Modes and Effects Analyses and maintainability assessments.
  • Completing testability analyses and making recommendations on built in test coverage.
  • Interfacing with the customer to develop the RM&T analyses to support incorporation into aircraft level fault tree analysis.
  • Leading assigned personnel and providing mentoring, as required.
  • Co-ordinating engineering activities with customers and stakeholders.
  • Assuring the proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Participating on teams assigned to address specific improvement or organisational initiatives.


  • An accredited degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics or similar subject, or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of systems design lifecycles within the aerospace industry or a similar embedded systems development environment, with demonstrated ability to lead packages of work and recognised level of technical expertise.
  • Experience of embedded systems and hardware electronic engineering.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in a Reliability, Maintainability and Testability (RM&T) role.
  • Extensive knowledge of RM&T standards, such as MIL-HDBK-217F and MIL-STD1472 and MSG-3.
  • Knowledge of SAE ARP4754A, ARP4761 or similar rigorous development standard.
  • Knowledge of electrical schematics and safety analyses.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to contribute in a team environment.
  • Good problem solving and solution building skills.

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

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