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Flight Control Laws Engineer

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: £40 - £80 per hour + Negotiable, Outside IR35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 08 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82009_1708986013

*** Flight Control Law Engineer (Remote working, Outside IR35)***

Would you like to join a global aerospace organisation and work with cutting edge technology where you will play a key role in bringing innovative electric aircraft to life?

Due to a drive for greater success, this advanced manufacturing business is currently searching for a Flight Control Laws Engineer to add to their talented, hardworking team on a 12 month contract. Striving for innovation and creativity you can ensure no two days will be the same. This role offers fully remote working with negotiable hourly rate, outside IR35.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to not only work for a prestigious, advanced organisation, but to gain skills and knowledge you will not find anywhere else.

The Role

As a Flight Control Law Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Full cycle of flight control laws development activities from requirements flown down and validation, implementation and testing and integration.
    • In particular, in relation to the longitudinal control laws development.
  • Perform linear analyses to understand robustness of the FCL to aerodynamic parameter variation.
  • Perform non-linear analyses - verifying implementation of problem reports and conducting offline clearance tests for FCL baselines.
  • Interfacing with handling qualities and flight testing team on (piloted) testing of control laws baselines
  • Support the Aerodynamic and Modelling teams to ensure the suitability of the Flight Dynamics Model for Flight Control Laws development.
  • Support the flight control system and software teams on target integration and testing
  • Support of safety assessment activities on flight control system and aircraft level


To succeed within the role of a Flight Control Law Engineer, you will have the following skills:

  • MEng or M. Sc. in aeronautical engineering or similar degree
  • 5 years of professional experience in flight control law development for fly-by-wire aircraft with demonstrated track record of delivery
  • Good understanding of flight dynamics modelling, previous professional experience in this area is a plus
  • Experience with flight control development of highly augmented aircraft configurations is beneficial
  • Solid background in ARP 4754A and DO-178C (experience with model-based design/ DO-331 is a plus)
  • Excellent skills in Matlab/Simulink


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!