Manager, IPT Engineering - Vehicle Management Systems

Bell Helicopter Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 1 week ago

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA's first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to work for an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

The Manager, IPT Engineering is responsible for the technical oversight of all aircraft sub-system designs on a Military VTOL Aircraft development program, including propulsion, avionics, hydraulics, fuels, wheeled landing gear, wiring and electrical systems on the platform. This team also provides Supplier Technical Oversight for procured components. Support activities include Prototype Aircraft Design and Assembly as well as Production Engineering.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the day to day activities of a variety of technical leads, project managers, and individual engineers across a spectrum of design disciples and projects.

  • Support Prototype Aircraft Production Activities thru Engineering Design, Supplier Oversight, Safety of Flight test planning and audits, Instrumentation and data collection, and flight test data post-processing and interpretation

  • Support concurrent Aircraft Production design, requiring coordination with program Engineering Leads, Manufacturing Leads, Military Customer technical leadership, and suppliers; conduct successful PDR and CDR reviews of all cognizant systems.

  • Manages the execution of Engineering Changes, involving coordination with Engineering IPTs, Procurement, Contracts, Pricing, Logistics and Operations groups to plan, estimate, propose and execute required Engineering Changes

  • Provide specific supplier oversight and technical authority for all procured components within the noted disciplines, including issue resolution, development and qualification, and periodic tech data review and approval/quality assurance.

  • Hiring and Personnel Manager of a rapid development team of 10-15 engineers spanning Engineer 1 through 5 experience levels; responsible for performance reviews, rewards planning, and staffing decisions

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is required.

Position Requirements:

  • 8 years of relevant experience in Aerospace Propulsion, Wiring, Wheeled Landing Gear, Fuel systems, or Hydraulics and Controls systems (preferred), or other dynamics systems in vertical lift.

  • Experience with requirements flow-down, supplier management, and supplier-level qualification.

  • Familiarity with Military VTOL aircraft systems requirements and design approach is required; familiarity with turboshaft engine Cycle Decks and installed engine/APU power, Power Available/Power Assurance, and NATOPs Performance Charts is preferred.

  • Experience with procured aircraft hydraulic components (actuators, valves, fittings, etc.) and fluid system valves/components is required.

  • Experience with the hardware and software associated with Flight Control Computers, FADECs, Mission Computers, Aircraft interface units, andtechnical management of Avionics Suppliers is preferred.

  • Strong communications skills with capability to interface well with senior level customer technical and program leadership.

Our most cherished core value is to Lift Each Other up, creating a diverse and inclusive environment. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where differences in experiences, backgrounds, and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.


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