Senior Flight Test Engineer

Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US, 67209

Company: Bombardier

When applicable, Bombardier promotes flexible and hybrid work policies. 


Why join us?

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing and servicing the world's most exceptional business jets and specialized mission platforms. Bombardier has been successful in setting the highest standards because we are a people-centric business that fosters passion, diversity and authenticity. 

Prioritizing employee growth and development, we empower everyone to reach their full potential on their own terms. 

Bombardier’s Benefits Program         

With our employees’ well-being top of mind, we offer a comprehensive and competitive Benefits Program, which includes the following: 

  • Insurance plans
    • Dental, medical, life insurance, disability, and more 
  • Competitive base salary 
  • Retirement savings plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 

General Summary

As part of the Flight Operations group within Bombardier Flight Test Center, based in Wichita, KS, Flight Test Engineers are a key part of our ability to test and certify aircrafts, working in a focal role for all flight operations on test aircrafts. This position requires regular on-site support. A hybrid schedule option will be available to candidates currently in, or willing to relocate to Wichita, Kansas. 

What are your contributions to the team?

  • Flying onboard experimental aircraft as a crewmember following appropriate training.
  • Operating all cabin experimental provisions and mission-specific test instrumentation, while conducting tests and recording results.
  • Communication and coordination of efforts relating to testing activities with all other disciplines
  • Test documentation and reporting, including technical review and generation of test plans, instructions, test limitations and post flight reports
  • Coordination of test aircraft and experimental equipment configuration for test.
  • Design and development of safety-critical real time data displays and derived parameters
  • Proper use of safety and risk mitigation procedures as defined by company policies, and compliance with FAA and Transport Canada Regulations

How to thrive in this role

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline or have previous experience within a flight test engineering organization. Product specific development and training will be provided prior to being scheduled for regular flight crew duties.
  • You have at least 5 years of flight test engineering experience
  • Previous flying experience (pilot or other crew member) is a strong asset but is not considered essential.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals, departments and organizations. Strong leadership qualities and communication skills, both verbal and written are an asset.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and absorb large quantities of data and information.
  • Ability to work with a variety of IT tools and equipment is required
  • Experience in programming for automation and workload reduction an asset.
  • Ability to work irregular hours (including weekends on occasion) and travel when necessary.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an FAA Class 3 Medical Certificate or equivalent.
  • Previous experience with flight test procedures and requirements, along with familiarity with Part 25 (or equivalent) certification processes and procedures is an asset.


Now that you can see yourself in this role, apply and join the Bombardier family! 


Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws. 


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