Aircraft Performance Engineer TS - II

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Aircraft Performance Engineer TS - II in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

The Aircraft Performance group is responsible for all aspects of aircraft performance for the current fleet and new product development. 


Other skills needed:

-Thorough understanding of fixed wing aerodynamics, propulsion, and performance.

-Solid understanding of airplane flight characteristics, first-principles analyses, and performance methods.

-Experience with transport category airplane certification projects (Part 25).

-FAA Flight Analyst DER/AR preferred, or qualified candidate for DER/AR.

-Fortran and MATLAB experience highly desired.

-UNIX/Linux experience a plus.


Other responsibilities include:

-Use computer based tools to analyze airplane performance in specific phases of flight including takeoff, climb, descent, approach and landing, as well as overall mission analysis.

-Analyze flight test data in support of airplane performance database development.

-Prepare performance data for airplane flight manuals, operations manuals, and avionics software.

-Prepare certification compliance reports

-Develop certification plans and compliance checklists.

-Review flight test plans for certification projects.

-Coordinate with aviation authorities (FAA, EASA, others) regarding compliance with performance regulations.

-Develop and review applicant positions for Issue Papers and CRIs.

-Provide technical leadership and mentoring to younger engineers.

-Respond to inquiries from customers/operators relating to published performance data.

-Support new product development programs and fleet sustaining issues.

-Prepare performance data for new models, and derivatives of current models.

-Maintain current legacy computer analysis programs, and support development of modified and new software tools and methods.



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in engineering or technical related curriculum applicable to the respective job position required. 10 yrs in specific technical discipline or 15 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors. Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters and 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job.

Position Purpose:

Guides successful completion of major engineering programs, or conceives research in areas of considerable scope and complexity supporting the development and production of Gulfstream products and services

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Selects appropriate methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to resolve complex engineering issues .
  2. Is consulted extensively by associates and others as a recognized authority within the field .
  3. Anticipates and resolves complex issues in creative and effective ways, developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities .
  4. Approach to problem solving balances technical product, cost and schedule .
  5. Works without appreciable direction; work is reviewed from a long-range perspective for desired results .
  6. Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments, and makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative .

Additional Functions:
  1. Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of specialty and/or other related aircraft fields in order to recommend innovations to improve quality and effectiveness of company product .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Advanced degree in engineering, or related curriculum preferred.
  2. The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 201655

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 06/30/2023 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream will consider employment visa sponsorship, if applicable.


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