Sr. Aerospace Structural Design Engineer

Cobham plc
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  • Post Date: Nov 25, 2018
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  • Start Date: 11/25/2018
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Cobham is seeking a Sr. Aerospace Structural Design Engineer that will guide design and development of auxiliary fuselage fuel tanks used for air refueling applications. This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, design, qualify, and document aircraft structural components and systems.
  • Work with Designers and Structural Analysis Engineers to optimize designs.
  • Oversee work by in-house and contract Designers and Analysts.
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers to present design development outputs.
  • Interfaces with procurement and manufacturing to facilitate transition from design to production.
  • Review customer system requirements and lead decomposition to lower level requirements.
  • Travel internationally and domestically to support design review and qualification activities.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in aerospace structures design.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Creo.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing aerospace structural components while considering materials, treatment methods, surface coatings and tempering.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing aerospace structural components while considering metal forming, machining, and joining manufacturing processes.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience presenting complex data and information to people including engineering, management, and customers.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related Engineering Discipline.
  • Design experience or familiarity with CATIA.
  • Leadership & team management skills, ability to motivate & develop others.
  • Very good written communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and understand technical requirements and reports.
  • Organizational skills and ability prioritize daily activities to meet department objectives.
For more information regarding the Davenport facility and products manufactured there, please visit the below links:
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Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.
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