Technical Lead

Helmond, The Netherlands, GKN Aerospace [GKN-TL]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

Do you have an academic degree in Aerospace Engineering, experience in the development of aerospace components, concepts and materials and do you have at least five years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams? Do you have knowledge of-, or affinity with helicopter systems and landing gears, excellent people management skills and willing to become part of an? Than you are, the Technical Lead we are looking for.


As Technical Lead you are responsible for the execution of the design function for the NH90 Landing Gear & Intermediate Gearbox Component and for the operational management of engineers assigned to the Design Built Support Team(s) located in Helmond and Papendrecht. You, as Technical Lead, ensures a correct execution of the design activities, procedures and processes as defined in the Military Design Organization Manual in accordance to planning and cost.

The Technical Lead is working closely with the multidisciplinary NH90 Program Team, in particular with the Program Manager responsible for LG and IGB l and as Technical Lead you report directly to the NH90 Chief Engineer.


This is you right?!

  • You have an academic degree in aerospace engineering;
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in the area of development of aerospace components, concepts and materials;
  • You have at least 5 years of proven experience in leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams;
  • You have sufficient knowledge for the integration of disciplines;
  • You have excellent communication skills (verbal and in writing) in English;
  • You are willing to work from at the locations Helmond and Papendrecht;
  • It would be an advantage if you have knowledge of helicopter system landing gears.


An innovative and international environment in which we work in a High Tech organization with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Within GKN Fokker Landing Gear you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development. In addition, we offer attractive employment conditions, including flexible working hours, a competitive salary, profit-related benefit and 40 vacation days.

Company description:

Fokker Landing Gear (FLG) is part of the GKN group and is active in the field of landing gear and related systems. This includes the design and development, production and assembly of complete landing gears, but also the repair and overhaul of systems in use. With its ± 250 employees, FLG is active, among others projects for the F-16 fighter plane, the Apache combat helicopter, the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 helicopter. For a Dutch aviation company of this size, we have acquired a unique position in the F-35 (JSF) program based on our design and development capabilities. In addition, FLG has been working for more than 15 years on the development of technologies for the application of Polymer Matrix Composite material on parts of landing gear. This gives FLG a leading technology position in the landing gear market and we are in an excellent position to contribute to the development of better sustainable aircrafts.

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