Airbus UpNext - Actuator Designer and WPL (M/F)

Airbus (Toulouse, France) Publié il y a 5 jours

Job Description

Description of Airbus UpNext


Founded in 2017, Airbus UpNext is actively shaping the future of aerospace by using flying demonstrators to evaluate, mature and validate new products and services.

Designed as a talent incubator, Airbus UpNext is a place where you can act and think like a startup while building on the strong expertise of Airbus, a place where you are empowered to challenge and test new processes and ways of working. 

Our mission is:

  • To identify the trends that could disrupt the future of the aerospace industry and evaluate them to demonstrate their potential as a viable product.
  • To accelerate traditional research cycles and prototype development to achieve proof of concept in a real environment and at a convincing scale and speed.
  • To develop real-world applications for emerging aerospace technologies, there by driving their maturity and increasing their value.
  • To be THE reference for Technology Value Assessment

Our Values: #Keep it Simple #Act as one Team #Be Audacious

Our DNA: #Speed of Execution, #Bold Experimentation, #Outward Looking

Project description

Airbus R&T in the wing perimeter has focused a lot in the past years on the structural and industrial aspects, resulting in the Wing Of Tomorrow concepts and ground prototypes.

Improvements will be possible using “Disruptive Wing” technologies, focusing on wing performance.

The Actuator Designer and Work Package Leader (M/F) position is within Airbus UpNext subsidiary in France. It consists of a 3 years contract (CDI-C).

Main missions

The job holder will work within the Overall Systems Design team with the main responsibilities as below:

Define and deliver the actuators for the new wing pop-up spoilers and foldable wingtip (FWT) ailerons, as well as the carrier A/C rudder and elevators:

  • Define the actuator sizing and interfaces
  • Manage the functional integration
  • Manage Actuator Suppliers
  • Deliver the associated documents for the actuators: PTS, EIRDs,..
  • Define and deliver the actuators V&V

The aim is to get off the shelf or easily modifiable existing equipment for the actuators.

The tasks could also evolve during the course of the project, so being flexible is important.

The role could also evolve into a product leader role for some actuators that includes the overall leadership of their integration into the A/C, depending on the candidate’s experience.

Your Boarding Pass:

  • Senior design engineer for actuation systems
  • Experience in flight control
  • Knowledge in actuator design process
  • Knowledge in loads, space allocation, performance and A/C integration aspects
  • Experience in managing the relevant actuator work packages and suppliers
  • English is mandatory (strong duality with UK)
  • Autonomy, Adaptability, Availability, Accountability
  • Team-Player
  • Hands-on and solution oriented attitude
  • Sharing the values of transparency, courage, humility, empathy
  • Willing to have fun

The successful candidate will be required to work very closely with the Loads and Airframe teams as well as the other actuators design teams. You should have good skills in collaborative work with a good understanding of interface management and practical problem solving.

Finally, it is paramount to be curious, open minded, creative, challenging, because in UpNext, we try new ways of working.


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.
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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Airbus UpNext - Actuator Designer and WPL (M/F)

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