Look for your future job

Senior EWIS Functional Design Engineer

Papendrecht, Zuid-Holland
Full time

Are you our next experienced EWIS engineer to join GKN Fokker Elmo’s Engineering department?

Currently they are expanding their knowledge in the area of high voltage/ high power EWIS for (hybrid) electric aircraft applications. In light of new wiring design & development projects, the Engineering department of GKN Fokker Elmo is seeking to expand her workforce with:

Senior EWIS Functional Design Engineer


With almost 2400 employees, GKN Fokker Elmo is part of GKN Aerospace and stands for a high level of quality, innovation and excellent performance. GKN Fokker Elmo is a leading company in design, manufacturing and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. Our tools and processes support our customer’s in the development of EWIS.

GKN Fokker Elmo Engineering plays a major role in EWIS aircraft design and development projects, such as the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), Airbus A220, A320NEO, A330NEO, Boeing 787, and numerous aircraft engine programs, such as the P&WC Geared TurboFan engine applications (A220, A320NEO, Irkut MC-21, Gulfstream G500/ 600, Dassault F6X, Embraer 170E2/ 190E2, etc.). New EWIS developments are rapidly coming up, with the focus on more sustainable and electrical solutions and the expected change in travel behavior. In line with this trend we are participating in new programs, such as new (Hybrid) Electrical aircraft, Eviation and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles.


As Senior EWIS Functional Design Engineer you will be responsible for the execution of the functional design of electrical wiring interconnections, i.e. EWIS Functional Design. This involves analyzing design requirements, performing trade-off studies, making design choices and designing wire harnesses constructions and interconnections (From-To definitions), processing of aircraft systems data packages (files), writing technical reports and support continuous functional improvements of our Engineering tooling environment, through integration and concurrent engineering with international and multi-disciplinary teams and together with system suppliers and our customers.

The Senior Design Engineer will report to a Lead Engineer EFD, but will take guidance and direction on a day-to-day basis from a Senior Design Engineer or Work Package Manager within the applicable design and development project. The place of work is by default at GKN-Fokker’s Head Quarters in Papendrecht.



At least 10 years of working experience in Aerospace industry;

  • Bachelor or Master in aerospace, electrical, mechanical engineering;
  • System design (components, constructions, schematics, wiring diagrams);
  • Applying Separation / segregation rules;
  • EWIS/Wiring harness functional design;
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools;
  • MS office: (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio).

Understanding of:

  • Design processes and methods / standards;
  • Requirement definition / validation;
  • (International) drawing standards and methods;
  • Main routing architecture / topology definition;
  • System safety analysis;
  • Grounding and bonding definition;
  • Wire & cable sizing / voltage drop calculation;
  • Integration aspects of design;
  • Design verification (reporting of deviations);
  • Configuration management principles.

Fundamental knowledge of:

  • Aircraft and systems;
  • Parts & materials of wiring harnesses;
  • Environmental conditions in aircraft;
  • Interconnection systems;
  • System architectures;
  • Wiring harness installation design (3D geometry);
  • Wiring harness manufacturing;
  • Wiring harness installation / mounting provisions;
  • Basics of electronics and mechanics.

Soft skills:

  • Assertiveness: Willingness to learn and to broaden own knowledge; takes initiative to help improve processes and procedures; effective in communication with customer;
  • 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, reports progress regularly and timely in the event of issues or delays;
  • Communication: Fluent English in speech and writing, ability to communicate clearly and concisely (including technical reports) with a reasonable amount of flair / forthcomingness.


We offer a role within an innovative and international environment of a High-Tech organization, that

has a rich history in the field of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and

Defense programs. Our organization demonstrates passion for technology and our employees are

rightly proud of what they design and build. At GKN Aerospace you get every opportunity to build

on your career and personal development and for this position the package includes:

  • An excellent salary depending on knowledge and experience;
  • Full time contract (40 hours);
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • 25 days holidays;
  • Commuting/Business Travel Allowance;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Personal growth opportunities;
  • Hybrid work scheme after on-boarding period.

A pleasant and informal working environment, in which we work together to achieve the best result for our customers in a pleasant atmosphere. Next to a competitive package, we will offer you a world of opportunities: we want to see your career fly! We will support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!


WFS PRO takes care of the hiring process of this position. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Niels Kloostra via [email protected]. If you want to apply, please use the apply button!

Want to know more about this position?