Senior Propulsion Systems Engineer

Dallas , TX Permanent / Annual


Performs technical planning, system integration, verification & validation, cost & risk and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Analysis of concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

Functional analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition.

Coordinating development and system integration work with subcontractors and external suppliers.

Requirements, Design, Traceability, and Installation of on-aircraft equipment working with multi-disciplinary team.

Complete project assignments and takes responsibility for designs and design outcomes.

Work on Aircraft power plant installations including nacelles, inlet and engine build-up. Involved in certification of power plant system components, including qualification test requirements, test plans, test witnessing, data analysis, and reporting.

Integration Test definition (requirements-based testing), execution, and troubleshooting both for on aircraft and bench level testing. Validating performance and supporting certification.

Interface and collaborate with various aircraft disciplines (structural, electrical, flight-test, etc.) on both current and new Company's Aircraft platforms.

Perform system analysis and modeling such as: Thermal/Heat Transfer Analysis, Flow/Pressure Drop Analysis, Component Sizing Analysis (Fan, Pump, Heat Exchanger, Valves), and Control System Architecture & Analysis.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

10+ years Propulsion Systems Engineering

Experience working on aircraft turbine engines and/or piston power plant installations including nacelles, inlets, propeller, fire suppression systems, engine control and fuel systems.

Proficiency in PLM and CAD software

Experience with Windchill PDM and Creo/Pro-E.

Familiarity with Fuel Tank Ignition Prevention per Part 25.981

Experience working on aircraft structures: airframe, loads, metallic and composite structural parts.

Experience working on flight sciences: envelopes, speeds, loads, stability and control

Familiarity with SAE ARP4754A & ARP4761 guidelines and procedures and ASTM standards.

Experience working on type certification of an aircraft from start to finish under any of 14 CFR Part 23/25/27/33/35/36 or equivalent regulations.

Worked on safety-critical complex systems with hardware and software per DO-178 and DO-254.

Experience in system validation & verification, including assembling validation, writing system test procedure, conducting integration testing, troubleshooting problem reports.

Familiarity with DO-160 environmental testing


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Job Id Number : 9325
Staffing Industry : Miscellaneous
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