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Senior High Voltage High Power Engineer

Full time


The GKN Fokker Elmo Engineering department is looking for an ambitious Engineer who wants to apply his/her strength, interests and ambitions to the development of future Electrical (Wiring) Interconnection Systems for sustainable aircraft.


GKN Fokker Elmo, as part of GKN Aerospace, is a leading player in the design, manufacturing and support for the Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. Their innovative tools and processes support customers and represent an Unique Selling Point. GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites and 4 Global Technology Centres, they serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.5bn. GKN Fokker Elmo employs over 2200 employees worldwide.
An innovative and international workplace in a company with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. The company has a passion for technology and their staff is rightly proud of what they develop and build. At GKN Fokker Elmo, you will get every opportunity to build your career and work on your personal development!


As a senior engineer within the EWIS HVHP team, you will be primarily engaged in supporting our hybrid and full-electric customer programs. The objective of these activities is to adequately support our customers during the design phases leading to aircraft certification. 
As ‘airborne HVHP systems’ are an uncharted territory, we are looking for entrepreneurial and creative engineers that flourish working in a team. In your personal knowledge base you know about wire harness components preferably in an aerospace/defense environment, are familiar with qualification processes for our industry and last but not least you have a sincere interest in HVHP and its effects in aerospace application. Other tasks and responsibilities that we expect from a Senior HVHP Engineer are:

• Executing trade studies. design optimization studies and multi-physics analysis on complex and groundbreaking solutions;

• Advice on selection and qualification of Components and Constructions;

• Writing technical reports and specifications;

• Creating test plans, test samples and the execution of testing in the inhouse facility;

• Reporting as well as analysis of the multi-physics behaviour of the HVHP products.

You will report to the Engineering Team Lead (ETL) of the EWIS Components & Electronics (ECE) design group within Engineering. This group consists of 15-20 (Senior) Engineers and will grow up to 25-30 before 2024.

Note: The place of work will be at the GKN Fokker Elmo Headquarters in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands and will move in the near future (end of 2023) to Papendrecht, The Netherlands.


Hard skills

• 3-10 years working experience in similar fields of expertise;

• Fluent English in speech and writing (including technical reports)

• Familiar with electrical cable- and termination design or power distribution;

• System design background in AC (600-30.000 Volts) industrial cabling (automotive, vessels, trains);

• Vehicle / aircraft system integrator knowledge;

• Familiar with definition of parts and materials (assemblies) and interactions;

• Experience with electrical system modelling tools (MATLAB, Ansys, Comsol, etc.).

• Familiar with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods;

• EMI/ EMC knowledge (how to design and predict the far/near HV cable field effects and on other systems around);

• Physical effects on HVHP system (e.g. transmission line effects, thermal and others);

• Familiar with HVHP design (electrical and thermal) verification (prepare and execute testing and/or analysis);

• Experience with certification and discussions with international (certification) authorities;

• Master the basics of Project Management.

Soft Skills

• Teamwork: Able to work constructively in a small team taking responsibility for assigned tasks and willing to support other team members in achieving team targets and deadlines;

• Results-driven: Able to plan own work in line with project schedules, and report progress regularly and timely in the event of issues or delays;

• Communication: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Interested in

• Working on different sustainable aircraft projects;

• Aerospace Components (Parts and Materials) specifications and contacts with suppliers;

• EWIS (mechanical) construction design;

• Development of High Voltage/High Power EWIS design capabilities of physics behaviour, multi-physics analysis;

• EWIS Components- and Construction Validation & Verification processes;

• EWIS environmental testing;

• Root cause analysis/ customer technical issue solving;

• Design processes and methods/standards;

• Configuration management process.


• An excellent salary;

• Fulltime contract (40 hours);

• 8% holiday allowance;

• 25 days holidays;

• Commuting Allowance;

• Pension scheme;

• Personal growth opportunities.


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