Thermal and Fluid Systems Engineer

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Join us to be part of the driving force of Defence.

Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matter. When we talk about innovation within this business, it’s essential we demonstrate how we do this. We don’t just imagine great possibilities – we push boundaries at every stage and bring our innovative ideas to life through impressive engineering. This is how we create brilliance, which we should sell by letting the facts speak for themselves.

We’re the second largest global provider of defence aero-engine products and services globally with 16,000 engines in the service of 160 customers in 100 countries. Our engines power aircraft in every major sector, including: transport, combat, patrol, trainers, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

To ensure we continue to be pioneers of our industry, Rolls-Royce has a team of over 16,500 engineers around the globe. They include everyone from world experts in their field to those who manage hundreds of people and millions of pounds worth of investments. We recruit engineers at all levels and in a range of disciplines. And while we encourage specialisation, we also offer freedom to cross-specialise and develop skills across a number of different areas for Defence.

Thermal and Fluid Systems is responsible for air, oil, fuel and thermal management system design, verification and qualification, and for component temperature prediction, across the whole Bristol product portfolio.

The Group is active throughout the product lifecycle, from new engine concept evaluation, through design, development and certification, to in-service product support. In addition to aero products, the group is involved with Naval Marine, and with Universities engaged in generic capability and technology development.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Determining & managing requirements, generating and modelling concepts to meet these requirements, and ranking concepts to support down-selection.
  • Validation and verification through read-across, analysis or test.
  • Supporting and integrating with project teams across different functions.
  • Working closely with specialists and subject matter experts to deliver technical solutions.
  • Producing and implementing designs and concepts
  • Analysing and interpreting data and presenting results and solutions.

Qualification and Experience:

  • You will be educated to degree level in a STEM subject and/ or have experience in a relevant engineering environment (Mechanical, Aeronautical, Electrical or Controls). Other qualifications, in combination with relevant experience, may also be considered
  • Well-rounded, team orientated engineer approach with an appetite for analysis and a willingness to make well informed engineering judgements.
  • An aptitude for thermal and fluid systems is important; prior experience in this area will be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to be creative and innovative whilst also demonstrating a good attention to detail.
  • Good IT skills

Candidates should be highly numerate with strong technical and analytical skills, problem-solving ability and capable of systems level thinking, including personal drive, excellent communication and presentation skills, and will need to contribute effectively in a team environment. Candidates will be expected to take the lead in identifying project requirements, specifying and executing packages of work.

The ability to achieve UK security clearance may be required for some roles.

We offer excellent development prospects, along with a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include employee support assistance and employee discounts.

On site you can benefit from free parking, a subsidised Gym, Canteen/ Café and breakout areas.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here.

At Rolls-Royce UK we also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible

Closing Date: 30th August 2019

Working for us

Our people are our power. Their pride in what Rolls-Royce has achieved, their commitment to delivering excellence to our customers, and their vision of what we can achieve in the future are all fundamental to our continued success.

The relentless innovation of the Group's products makes it imperative that we have the best workforce in the business. To ensure this, we seek to create a diverse and inclusive working environment that attracts and retains talented people, enhances flexibility and motivation, and encourages involvement in the ongoing success of our company. We are also committed to developing our people's skills through a range of world-class training programmes, and to encouraging a wider interest in science and engineering.

Rolls-Royce currently employs over 55,000 people in more than 50 countries around the world. And with our growing order book, those numbers are set to increase as well.

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