Job Listing Description

Sr Powerplant Systems Engineer

PDS Tech is seeking a Sr. Powerplant Systems Engineer Contractor for an open position in Savannah, GA.

In your role, you will:

Works on engineering projects containing critical problems, the solution of which requires major technological advances and extensive related development

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for an entire engineering project of major complexity within established scope
  • Makes technical decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities
  • Applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts based on broad expertise or unique specialized knowledge
  • Leads the development of innovative principles and ideas
  • Acts independently to determine improved methods and/or procedures to optimize technical product, cost and schedule requirements
  • Works under consultative direction; uses independent judgment to accomplish objectives
  • Develops standards and guides for diverse engineering activities
  • Conceives and plans investigation of broad areas of importance for which engineering precedents are lacking in areas critical to the program
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, a related curriculum required or equivalent combination of appropriate education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • 15+ years progressively responsible engineering experience in specific tech discipline with Bachelors.
  • Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs Masters, 4 yrs PhD in fields applicable to this job.
  • Requires approval of Engineer PRB incl bus justification.

Candidates should have experience with:

  • Aircraft turbine engine installations including nacelles, inlet, thrust reverser and powerplant systems.
  • FAA Part 25/EASA CS-25 certification of powerplant system components, including RTCA DO160 qualification test requirements, test plans, test witnessing, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Requirements and testing of components in designated fire zones, flammable fluid zones and firewalls.
  • Coordinating with engine and nacelle suppliers to meet system and component design, test and certification requirements.

Also desirable:

  • General knowledge of aircraft turbine engine operation and performance.
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Engineering or a related field with 5 years of engineer experience including 3 years of systems engineering working experience to be able to integrate equipment at the aircraft level and provide system functionality.
  • Must have at least 3 years working experience with interfacing various aircraft subsystems and typical program development phases; preliminary design, TRR, PDR, CDR and qualification.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with CATIA V5.
  • Must have experience validating and verifying system level requirements using ARP4754A.
  • Must have worked on at least one engine/aircraft certification program integrating aspects of: thrust reverser, engine air and hydraulic systems, anti-icing systems.
  • Must be able to review system schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Will accept a Master's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Engineering or a related field plus 3 years of the above-listed experience or a Ph.D. (or foreign degree equivalent) in Engineering or a related field plus one year of the above-listed experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, or related curriculum preferred
  • The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline

Job Number: 2110131981
Job Location: Savannah, GA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 05/27/2021
Last Updated: 06/18/2021
Attention: Lucinda Contreras
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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