Flight Physics Engineer

  • Location:

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Flight Physics Engineer


6 month contract

My client is on a recruitment drive and is looking for Flight Physics Engineers - There are Engineer, Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer positions available.

Purpose of Job
To conduct safe and effective Flight Physics evaluations which may include ground and flight tests on aircraft and associated systems and provide specialist technical advice in line with customer requirements.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:

  • Good to in-depth understanding of Flight Physics principles and concepts and a basic knowledge of other disciplines and how Flight Physics integrates with those disciplines
  • Ability to make technical judgements based on the analysis of Flight Physics information
  • Ability to apply Flight Physics principles and concepts to a range of work
  • Engineer Position:
    • Typically 3-6 years post-graduation Flight Physics experience, preferably in advice, research and consultancy
    • Generally unsupervised
    • Basic commercial awareness
  • Senior Engineer Position:
    • Typically 6-8 years post-graduation Flight Physics experience, preferably in advice, research and consultancy
    • Typically leading more complex work or mentoring/leading small teams
    • Sound commercial awareness
  • Principal Engineer Position:
    • Typically 9-12 years post-graduation Flight Physics experience, preferably in advice, research and consultancy
    • Experience of managing a team of professionals
    • In-depth commercial awareness
    • Lead of very complex work or mentoring/leading of large teams
  • Knowledge of technical governance
  • Where appropriate, knowledge of airworthiness and safety assessment
  • Technical understanding of the air vehicle life cycle


  • Working within a specialist technical team with new ways of working
  • Supporting the close working between specialist disciplines during the assessment of complex integrated aerospace systems

Key Accountabilities:

  • Delivering Flight Physics specialist technical advice, research and consultancy tasks in line with the customer requirement
  • Completing specific specialist technical activities
  • Appropriately utilising technical processes, methods and tools within the specialist area to deliver tasks
  • Supporting the specialist technical interface
  • Supporting the engineering and technical interface with customers and suppliers when required for the specialist area
  • Working as an integrated part of a delivery stream

Behavioural Requirements:

  • Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills
  • Able to stand behind judgement
  • Able to mentor less experienced staff
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer:
    • Where appropriate, able to mentor or lead a team effectively

Essential Qualifications:

  • A degree in aerospace or an equivalent blend of qualification and/or experience

Desirable Qualifications:

  • For Engineer position:
    • membership of a relevant professional body
  • For Senior and Principal Engineer position:
    • full membership of a relevant professional body
    • Customer interface experience in an aerospace organisation

If you feel you would be suitable, please send in your CV

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