Landing Gear Designer

  • Full Time
  • Filton


Job Summary

Airbus is currently offering Landing Gear Designer position for qualified individuals who are willing to work Full Time at their office in Filton Be sure to check job specifications carefully before proceeding.

Job Title: Landing Gear Designer
Company Name: Airbus
Job Location: Filton
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Airbus
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Job Details:

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Airbus Filton for a Landing Gear Designer within the Landing Gear R&T department. In this role, the candidate would be responsible for Designing Landing Gear structures and equipment products. The candidate will be developing novel designs and architectures whilst using state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing techniques for the next generation of aircraft.

Reporting to the Head of Landing Gear Research & Technology and supporting Project and Technical Leaders to deliver R&T projects to Time, Cost and Quality. The candidate is also expected to seek, scope and drive new technological breakthroughs that can contribute and shape the future of Landing Gear systems and Aircraft.

About us:

We are a diverse, entrepreneurial and self-empowered team working in an exciting and dynamic environment delivering innovation to existing and future landing gear systems. The Landing Gear is a critical system highly integrated into the aircraft and encapsulates both primary structure and complex systems in a challenging operating environment. It offers a unique set of structure, system and equipment and that consist of physical and functional design elements.

This position offers the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary skills by working on the following subjects:

  • LG structure architecture

  • LG component design

  • LG equipment development

  • LG system architecture and design

  • Overall aircraft design

  • Loads & Performance

  • Wheels, Tyres & Brakes

  • Extension & Retraction

  • Monitoring

  • Braking, Steering & Control

  • Modelling & Simulation

What you will be doing:

  • Developing technologies and supporting the definition architectures to deliver an optimised Landing Gear solution for the next generation of aircraft.

  • Designing Landing Gear structures and equipment products and working with stress, performance, manufacturing, procurement, testing and after-market colleagues to produce and test them in order to validate development methods and tools.

  • Responsible for the technical output of projects and contributing to the technical direction.

  • Exploring the best of existing capabilities from around the business and outside of the company to maximize re-use of knowledge and to inspire new ways of doing things.

  • Technical steering of internal designer, sub-contract, suppliers and partners.

  • Responsible for the delivery of Engineering tasks and projects to quality, working with both the Technical and Project leaders to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.

  • Integration of the solutions within the Landing Gear System as well as other systems and structure of the Aircraft.

  • Liaise with the Landing Gear Systems, Equipment and Extended Enterprise Suppliers to deliver technical solutions.

  • Identify and work with new collaborators including non-industrial partners e.g. Research institutes and academia to seek, scope and deliver solutions.

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team operating with Agile methodologies.

  • Adherence to Airbus Processes & Procedures with a continuous improvement mind-set.

About You:

You have…

  • Experience of the detailed development of metallic structures, mechanical systems or hydraulic equipment either on Airframe.

  • Landing Gear or Systems Equipment.

  • Worked closely with manufacturing to translate your designs into products and understand the key manufacturing processes, their limitations and the impact design decisions have on the product cost.

  • A high level of proficiency with Catia V5 or V6. Airbus Methods training is beneficial but not essential.

  • A delegation of Design Check and/or Design Approve or are on a path to delegation.

  • Knowledge of product structures, 2D/3D definition dossiers and configuration management.

  • Experience in defining requirements and setting technical direction.

You are…

  • Keen to learn about broader technical and non-technical aspects of product development and delivery.

  • Able to influence and collaborate to deliver the optimal solutions, either as part of a team or autonomously.

  • Able to take ownership of your activities and support your team members by making commitments that you work hard to uphold.

  • Able to adapt your message to different audiences and people with different perspectives, with a willingness to take on feedback and to change course when required.

  • Multi-disciplined/skilled, curious and innovative with a willingness to challenge the norm and learn/continuous improve.

  • Honest, transparent and supportive of their colleagues.

  • Ideally knowledgeable of Landing Gear and modern development methodologies (e.g. Digitalisation & Model Based System Engineering), but not a pre-requisite.

  • Willing to travel occasionally, depending upon business needs.

You enjoy…

  • A challenging environment where the path ahead is not fixed.

  • Working in a team that supports each other and looks to have fun along the way.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

What Airbus Can Offer You

  • A competitive salary with annual profit share

  • an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

  • Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible hours – 35 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.


This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Operations Limited

Contract Type:

Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinido

Experience Level:

Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional

Job Family:

Mechanics & Mechatronics

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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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