It’s an exciting time to be at British Airways. We’re celebrating our centenary year throughout 2019 – and making an unprecedented investment in new aircraft and every aspect of the customer experience.
If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story. Together as one team, we’re connecting Britain with the world and the world to Britain like no one else.
An opportunity has arisen in the Avionics and Flight Data Group in Engineering to join us as a Technical Engineer. We are looking for someone who would be excited to join a small team to develop the skills to enhance these avionics systems.
The industry is developing new requirements around emerging technologies for airborne datalink and surveillance of aircraft in flight. New regulatory requirements exploiting these developments can be anticipated and will need to be project managed.
You are likely to have a strong interest in the technology and detailed operation of aircraft avionics systems, in particular datalink and surveillance systems at a design and implementation level. British Airways develops customisable aspects of its datalink, surveillance and other avionics systems and their output to optimise safe and efficient use of its aircraft.
A degree or equivalent and/or an engineering apprenticeship is desired as is an understanding of aircraft operation.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively. The activity may take the form of analysing information and either specifying solutions or building airborne software for aircraft datalink systems around emerging issues. You are therefore likely to be interested in applying software techniques and simple programming in solving problems.
You will also provide technical support to the organisation at a detail level. You will interact with flight operations, equipment suppliers, regulators and other industry bodies. Your ability to recognise new regulations and implementation needs will help to keep British Airways at the forefront of the industry.
What we look for from you
- Knowledge of Part 21 Design requirements including CS.25 and operational requirements.
- Sound technical decision-making and safety assessment ability.
- Ability to develop project management and influencing skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver tasks to agreed timescales.
- Ability to work within a team and tailor your communication style to suit the audience.
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