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Principal Engineer - Electrical Network Lead

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Job Description:

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented individuals with the skills and passion to become future leaders in what they do.

As the principal Research Engineer you will draw on your diverse engineering background and good business awareness to shape and manage research and development projects in the TRL1-6 range. You will have a strong track record in leading technical work, managing budgets, schedule and risk. Your strategic outlook and critical thinking shall enable you to adapt the direction of the work, and team you lead, for the best value outcome. Your exceptional communication skills shall enable you to confidently engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.


This is a really exciting and potentially career defining opportunity. You will be an integral member of a team that is embarking on a significant and challenging technology development project; this five year project will be a major steppingstone towards achieving greener aviation thus helping protect our environment for future generations.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Shall be responsible to define and develop requirements, and turn them into a feasible solution by proposing an architecture, system and component definition according to ARP4754.

  1. Shall develop component and system specifications/descriptions as well as compliance criteria for the electrical power and data network, hardware and software
    Responsible for the development of electrical network systems and components to ARP4754, ARP4761, DO160, DO254, DO178, ARP4404, MIL-STD-704 and others as appropriate.

  2. Shall define validation plans and ensure compliance through analysis, simulation and/or test (e.g. DO-160) as appropriate.

  3. Shall anticipate and manage transversal technical and business issues, arbitrate between solutions considering all aspects: sustainability, reusability, optimisation, opportunity, schedule, quality, cost, risks, safety and performance.

  4. Support the recruitment, specification of roles and ensure the development of members of the team.

  5. Generate technical reports and presentations, with the ability to present information in a clear and organized manner.

  6. Work with the aircraft systems engineer and mechanical systems engineers to ensure that the electrical network system requirements are achieved.

  7. Support certification thought the identification, elicitation and background of requirements as well as defining the acceptable means of compliance. Supporting certification engineering in discussions with the certification authorities.

  8. Develop specification documents and procedures for new products before launched into manufacturing. Ensure their specification and ensure the production, compliance and test of the components, items and systems.

  1. Develop validation test methods and protocols. Use Aerospace best practices. Participate in in-depth analysis of test data.

  2. Shall ensure configuration management is in place for the systems and all of its components from requirement through to operation.

  3. Provide general technical feedback on the design and development of mechanical and electrical sub-systems.
  4. Manage and develop requirements and specifications both internally and as part of SAE AE-7 working groups on Electrical Power as appropriate.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other

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