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Development Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/7/2017 10:49:58 AM
  • 3013441
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Gloucester

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Role Summary:
Working as a Development Engineer within a multi-disciplined team of engineers at Dowty Propellers reporting to the Development Test Manager. You will support the business in meeting customer requirements, quality, timescale and cost. Projects will include new applications and in-service product support.

Essential Responsibilities:
Objectives of the post are to organise, conduct and carry out development certification tests, which will include;

  • Technical report compilation
  • rig and instrumentation
  • Setting up and calibration of instrumentation.
  • Carry out assembly of test articles.
  • Build, calibrate, prepare and run test.
  • Assess electrical/mechanical problems, often to demanding timescales whilst maintaining engineering integrity.
  • Test data analysis
  • Proactively and energetically interact in a cross-functional team environment and be open minded to new ideas and concepts.
  • Implement and maintain GE standard of compliance and policy.


  • Education should be to HNC standard or equivalent in Electrical or mechanical Engineering.
  • Proved track record in communicating ideas in a professional manner, facilitating open discussion,
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving skills.
  • Basic familiarity with software and software engineering.
  • Basic understanding of electrical principles.
  • Literate with Microsoft Office tools.
  • Able to make a difference, enthusiast of change.
  • ‘Can-do’ attitude with experience of working on own initiative or as part of a team within a changing environment.
  • Target driven, capable of taking ownership ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Commitment to high standards of design excellence.
  • Prepared to work offsite/outside of UK for short periods of time and willingness to work extended/flexible hours when required to meet customer demands.

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:
  • Good communication & literacy skills
  • Able to solve problems whilst working to tight schedules.
  • Basic understanding of test engineering principles.
  • Basic familiarity with report writing/compilation.
  • Basic familiarity with Labview rig control system.
  • Electrical/electronic experience

Locations: United Kingdom; Gloucester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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