• Head of Mechanical & Thermal Design Tivoli Terme Metropolitan City of Rome Capital
  • Airbus Group in Tivoli Terme Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, , Italy
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  • 3 weeks ago

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Location: Bagni Di Tivol
Job Description:

Mission of the Job The role of Head of Mechanical & Thermal Design team involves the technical coordination of the team in order to lead or support the mechanical and thermal design along with test/qualification of satellite on-board and ground equipment, RF systems and fixed or mobile antennas

Main activities

As technical coordinator of Mechanical & Thermal Design team working on the mechanical and thermal design, analysis and development of high precision and complex units for extreme environment, particularly in the area of space applications, the primary tasks and activities will include:

Identification of system concepts and technical requirements to comply with the mission statement, taking into account the technical and programmatic constraints identified by the project initiator and top level customer

General layout definition by concurrent engineering in terms of configurations, materials, off-the-shelf components... etc.

Execution of structural (essential) and thermal (desirable) analyses

Base mechanical and/or thermal trade-offs Preparation of contractual documentation for the relevant milestones (technical reports, presentations, drawings, technical budgets, etc.) and participation to program reviews with customers and/or suppliers

Critical assessment of mechanical drawings of assemblies and parts

In collaboration with other disciplines (RF, quality, technology), selection and detailed definition of the most appropriate manufacturing processes and procedures to be followed for the development of space qualified RF components

Support to implementation of components purchase and development plan Consolidated experience on testing/qualification capabilities and procedures

Support to the preparation of proposals for industrial and R&D activities


Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, achieved with top score within maximum 6 years study course


At least 10 (15 desirable) years of work experience on mechanical design, analysis and development of high precision and complex units for extreme environment

Previous work experience on thermal design, analysis and development of high precision and complex units for extreme environment

Previous employment in space industry design department with responsibility in thermo-mechanical design, analysis and development of satellite components

Previous experience on team leading

Extensive experience in thermo-structural design of units and components supported by hand calculations and FEM analyses3D CAD solid modelling to support conceptual design

Concurrent engineering of configurations, materials, thermal-mechanical trade-offs, off-the-shelf components, etc.

Development and qualification activities management (planning, milestones keeping, meetings participation)
Development and qualification test activities (mechanical and thermal environments loads)
Preparation of technical reports, participation to meetings

Tool or product requirements:

Use of standard methods for design of mechanical assemblies and components

FEM analyses: linear, non-linear, thermal stress, dynamic

Excellent knowledge of CAE tools: MSC Patran/Nastran, Siemens NX CAE/Simcenter, Altair Hypermesh/Hyperworks Excellent use of office automation software (MS office)
Pragmatic and product/results oriented approach


Italian (fluent in technical and non-technical, written and spoken)
English (fluent in technical and non-technical, written and spoken


Methodical approach to work Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to work autonomously and set priorities

Ability to effectively communicate, create and encourage two way communication

Team-worker whose working style is highly collaborative in nature

Promotion and demonstration of personal and professional development for self and others

Spirit of innovation and creativity, along with encouragement and support of such a spirit in others

Commitment, along with creation of a sense of urgency and purpose when appropriate to get things done Availability to travel in Italy and abroad

Aptitude to leadership

Ability to foster a positive environment in a matrix organisation

Ability to work well under pressure

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Italia S.p.A.

Employment Type:

Permanent-------Experience Level:Professional Job Family:

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Tivoli Terme Metropolitan City of Rome Capital Italy


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