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Military Engine Performance Lead Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/27/2017 4:49:31 AM
  • 3007184
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation AvioAero
Location(s): Italy; Rivalta di Torino

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Role Summary:
Avio Aero is Type Certificate Holder for different turbofan and turbo-shaft aero engines for military application. It is an engine system integrator responsible for the applications of the Italian Air Force, Army and Navy.
The Military Engine Performance Lead Engineer will work in the Performance organization, which has the ownership and responsibility of engine performance and has to guarantee the support of the performance discipline required by the different programs activities.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Military Engine Performance Lead Engineer will:

  • perform aero-thermal engine cycle studies on assigned program
  • perform engine test planning, coverage, and data analysis for engine tests on the assigned program
  • utilize the latest thermodynamic modeling tools to analyze engine performance data and make program recommendations
  • contribute to validate and update the NPSS engine thermodynamic modeling tools on assigned program
  • improve the state of the art with respect to gas turbine thermodynamic modeling techniques.

For the certified engine applications is required to:
  • directly support national customer activities and requests (e.g. in-service monitoring and performance analysis to support investigation of events)
  • internally support the Avio Aero engine and module technical leaders, the flight test centers, FSR (Field Support Representative) and NSO (National Support Organization)
  • support the engine test centers both of Avio Aero and national customers (maintenance and update of the performance calculation software as well as the update of the pass-off control limits)
  • keep under statistic control the performance of the engines tested in the Avio Aero and customers’ test cells
  • support test cell calibration activities
  • participate to the consortia performance working group and support their activities according to the applicable terms of reference
  • guarantee the necessary maintenance and keep updated the Avio Aero proprietary engine performance models.

The Military Engine Performance Lead Engineer is required as well to support performance improvement programs and engine module/component redesign through:
  • cycle or enhanced cycle definition
  • cycle modelling
  • definition of design change performance targets
  • definition of expected performance parameters to support performance validation tests or engine certification tests
  • matching and analysis of engine test results
  • engine performance audit.

    • Master Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Energy Engineering from an accredited university or college
    • Experience in aerospace industry
    • Excellent English and Italian language knowledge (speaking and writing/reading)
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Knowledge of thermodynamics and aerodynamics
    • Experience in engine thermodynamic modeling and test data analysis
    • Understanding of engineering technology and tools
    • Programming skills and knowledge of high level program languages (e.g. C++, MATLAB/Simulink, FORTRAN)
    • Attitude and capability to perform system level analyses
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • EU Work Permit.

      Desired Characteristics:
      • Steady state and/or transient engine performance modelling experience with typical industry thermodynamic modeling tools (NPSS, Proosys or other object oriented platforms for simulations of aerospace systems)
      • Experience, exposition or involvement in issues related to integration with engine control system, aircraft systems or field/in-service engine support
      • Knowledge of FORTRAN programming language
      • Attitude and capability to provide technical guidance to other personnel
      • Project planning capability including: work tasks, project scope, schedule and budget.

        Locations: Italy; Rivalta di Torino

        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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