Performance Engineer

A performance engineer is required to act as part of the dynamic model development team at Reaction Engines. The role involves working on the in-house dynamic simulation code written in SIMSCAPE and SIMULINK. The work includes interacting with the engine subsystem teams to ensure the clear and consistent exchange of data and design as well as achieving a simulation that is as close as possible to reality, and capable of running in real time to support control system development. The work is challenging and you will be working on the cutting edge of aerospace engine development for a future high-speed flight and space launch application.


Role Responsibilities

  • Play a significant role in building and maintaining the dynamic engine models

  • Running dynamic models in support of engine test campaigns

  • Analysing the transient data from engine tests, and updating models to match behaviour

  • Assist in developing tools, models, and processes to aid in data management, visualisation, and reporting

  • Supporting the use of dynamic models in the development of engine control systems

  • Establish develop and maintain effective working relationships with all work colleagues, contractors and partnering agencies to ensure an integrated contribution to Reaction Engines’ corporate objectives

  • Observe and comply with policies and procedures for Health and Safety at Work and observe and continually promote equal opportunities and customer care in compliance with organisational aims and objectives.

  • Participate in learning and development activities that develop personal effectiveness and assist in improving performance in the role.

  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required in line with the level of responsibility of the post and in order to meet the changing needs of the organisation

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required


  • Modelling of 0D/1D thermo-fluid networks and thermodynamic processes

  • Analysing performance of complex aerospace systems

  • Experienced in use of MATLAB, particularly in a control and simulation role

  • Experienced in use of SIMULINK, particularly in an aerospace, aerothermal, or engine-related field

  • MEng or equivalent in a related engineering subject

  • Excellent knowledge of MATLAB and SIMULINK software

  • Excellent knowledge in 0D/1D modelling thermo-fluid systems and thermodynamic processes

  • Able to work well both individually and in a team setting

  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks


  • Experience in SIMSCAPE

  • Experience in gas turbine engine simulation and development

  • Experience in aerothermal simulation processes

  • Experience in software tool development and testing

  • Experience in Software/Hardware in the Loop testing

  • Programming and scripting languages (C, Fortran, python)

  • Software/Hardware-in-the-Loop testing

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines' core values:

  • Commitment

  • Innovation

  • Trust

  • Quality

  • Teamwork

Closing Date -  Wednesday 20th November 2019

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to quoting reference "244/2019 Performance Engineer".

For all successful candidates, Reaction Engines will undertake background security checks. As part of this, we will need to confirm your identity, employment history and address history to cover the past five years as well as your nationality, immigration status and criminal record.

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