FAAM Support Engineer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7093036 (Ref.No. ENVEE1529)
Posted: January 28, 2022

Job Description

Would you like to join a world leading national science and technology research centre dedicated to atmospheric science? Do you hold a degree or equivalent in a science, earth science or engineering subject, with strong technical skills and experience of supporting technical facilities or instrument systems or aircraft observational platforms? 

The FAAM (Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements) large atmospheric research aircraft (ARA) is a unique, highly modified 4- engine jet aircraft adapted to carry a highly specialised science payload. The payload is extensively reliant on state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, often uniquely customised for use on the FAAM aircraft. All the science instrumentation and electronics is certified under CAA regulations to be safe for aviation applications in a safety-critical environment. 

The FAAM Support Engineer has a varied role, encompassing daily, routine activities around the aircraft and facility both at its home base and at locations around the world. The post holder will support care of the scientific equipment, including pre-flight setup and post-flight care, and will help support the FAAM team and visiting scientists around the facility. The role will require working closely with the aircraft’s engineering support provider, ensuring that activities of each are well planned in tandem. An important part of the role will be monitoring aircraft tool control and safe working procedures on and around the aircraft, for both FAAM and visitors. 

The Support Engineer will be part of the team providing detachment logistics and technical support and will help manage the aircraft instrument fit as required by research projects. The engineer’s technical understanding will also help govern the installation of science systems on the aircraft. 

The Support Engineer will use a range of technical skills to help with instrument maintenance, fault diagnosis, instrument assembly, small-scale bespoke manufacturing and supporting field-trials.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Mr Alan Woolley, Head of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements 

Tel: +44 (0)1234 754533, email: [email protected] 


Location:  Cranfield
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,924 to £33,309 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We are happy to consider secondments, job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 27 January 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 February 2022
Reference:  ENVEE1529


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