Flight Control Laws Engineer

May 7, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
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Summary of Position:

  • This position will support Flight Control Laws Lead Engineer with overall tiltrotor design solutions and support technical activities to design, integrate, analyze, and validate tiltrotor and advanced rotorcraft control law algorithms and models, technology, tools, and methodologies on certification, developmental, and RD&I projects.
  • The position will work with Technical Leaders, Chief Projects, Technical Fellows and Project Specialists to solve tiltrotor and helicopter control law problems and advance the state-of-the-art at Leonardo Helicopters in flight control law development. The position will oversee development of control system strategies to improve overall safety and mission characteristics for new and existing vertical lift aircraft.
  • This position is also challenged to develop multi-disciplinary capability necessary to develop flight control system design solutions which takes full advantage of full-authority, high-bandwidth electronic systems to optimize handling qualities, loads, dynamics, performance, noise, fault-tolerance, safety, supportability, cost, and weight.
  • In order to overcome this challenge, this position must work across boundaries using systems engineering best practices to develop design criteria and methodologies which optimize the trade-offs between competing disciplines including project business objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Technical Leaders to assure that LH satisfies project objectives for control law design for tiltrotors and advanced rotorcraft through the following steps:
  1. Design, simulation, analysis, and integration of control laws, 2) Experimental Flight Test support 3) Control Laws verification & validation 4) R&D and requirements development in support of product and technology roadmaps 5) Work with other Specialists to foster multi-disciplinary systems engineering capability.
  • Support Technical Fellow to develop and maintain design criteria, methodologies, procedures, and generic technical requirements to support current and future development activities and to participate in R&D activities to advance state-of-the-art.
  • Participate in design and certification activities in support of Projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical engineering.
  • Master’s degree is in Aerospace Engineering.
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering is preferred.


  • 1-2 years of experience in projects, and/or thesis work, related to flight control law development including control design, stability & control analysis, modelling, simulation, and data analysis.
  • Practical experience in the design and validation of flight control laws - both control algorithms and air vehicle handling qualities analysis.

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