Flight Control Engineer - KTP Associate

£40,000 - £45,000

Egham, Surrey - 30 months

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Job description

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a collaboration project between OTM Servo Mechanism Ltd and Cranfield University. The project will focus on the development of flight control systems that are closely coupled with the aircraft effector actuators.

Project description

You will work closely with the team at OTM and the Dynamics Simulation and Control Group in Cranfield’s Centre for Aeronautics. OTM design and manufacture world-class actuator solutions for, among others, the aerospace sector. The Centre for Aeronautics is one of the world’s largest centres for postgraduate education and research in aircraft design, aerodynamics, advanced modelling and simulation tools and methods.

You will lead the development of a flight control system and implementation on a flight control computer to provide clients innovative, bespoke, rapidly developed and deployed flight control systems. This will include developing knowledge on the standards, requirements, and methods for flight control design. You will also develop practical flight control algorithms, test with simulation models, and implement these into a modular flight control computer that complies with industry standards, as well as develop prototype hardware-in-the-loop demonstrator system that shows the capabilities of the control system and integrated actuators.

It is essential you have demonstrative experience of control or avionics systems modelling, development or simulation, in particular experience of coding and algorithm development for control systems or mechatronic systems using software tools such as MATLAB/Simulink. Knowledge of real time systems and communication would also be desirable in this role. This role would suit an individual with excellent software skills and the ability to code in MATLAB/Simulink. Previous experience of control systems specification and design is desirable. The role will require the development of knowledge in control algorithm design, simulation and implementation to required industry standards.

You will have excellent project and time management skills, and the ability to work independently and to communicate complex information clearly. You will hold a Postgraduate degree (MEng/MSc) in aerospace engineering, control system, mechatronics or related subject. It will be advantageous if you have a PhD in one of these areas.

In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

About the business

OTM Servo Mechanism Ltd design, develop and build Intelligent Actuator Solutions for the defence, aerospace and oil & gas industries. To find out more please visit www.otmservo.co.uk

Engineering

Engineering

MEng/MSc in aerospace engineering, control system, mechatronics or related subject.

21 July 2021

22 August 2021

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An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a collaboration project between OTM Servo Mechanism Ltd and Cranfield University. The project will focus on the development of flight control systems that are closely coupled with the aircraft effector actuators.