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SEV Lead Flight Test Engineering Manager – Pratt & Whitney Engineering - SEV

Irkutsk, Russia

Salary: Competitive

A Flight Test Engineering Manager is needed to support the NGPF PW1400G Compliance efforts on-site in Irkutsk, Russia.

The Flight Test Engineering Manager is responsible for providing on-site technical propulsion support for our on-site engines to our customer. Knowledge of engine flight test and engine maintenance is required to successfully provide technical support for this on-site role.

Additional tasks involve identifying and coordinating engineering requirements for the successful completion of Compliance Flight Testing at the customer site in Russia. This flight test program is expected to last into 2020.

Ownership for planning for engine maintenance, engine configuration upgrades, instrumentation installation, aircraft deployment activity and borescope inspections is essential. Technical leadership for aircraft/engine test briefings and test reviews will be required to ensure engine safety and customer schedule needs.

The candidate must have good communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. The candidate for this position will represent Pratt & Whitney as they interface directly with the customer on-site.

The candidate will also provide feedback to, and work with, the PW Program Manager, PW Chief Engineer and PW Flight Test Manager to help make informed high level decisions.

This position will also include management, providing direction and scheduling of personnel to cover all aspects of the engineering program. They will provide performance feedback to all SEV personnel on-site, and to other engineering and technician disciplines on-site. 

Required Qualification:

Education/Certifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering.

Experience/Qualifications
• Minimum of 12 years work experience with an engine flight test program (development or compliance/production).

• Exposure to leading the engineering test team and communicating with the flight crew is required.

• Either onboard flight test engineer or exposure to a customer telemetry room test environment with a dedicated test director is required.

• Knowledge of engine data analysis, engine limits and engine functionality.

• Ability to drive tasks to closure, and ensure all relative information is obtained to ensure correct execution.

For more information and to apply, visit www.pw.utc.com/Careers


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