Preliminary Design Engineer

GE Aerospace



Rivalta di Torino, Italy (Remote)


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The Preliminary Design Engineer is an exciting opportunity to invent the future of flight developing new propulsion system architectures and technologies. The role is expected to execute activities relative to preliminary cycle design and performance engineering. The Preliminary Design Engineer will join the Preliminary Design & Hybrid Electric team within the Advanced Technology Operations section.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop architecture feasibility studies and design exploration studies to define system configuration and modules arrangement

  • Execute performance cycle design for sizing of propulsion systems for concept and product applications, using engine performance modelling tools, such as NPSS and other numerical simulation software

  • Define the preliminary sizing of turbomachinery modules and evaluate gas turbine configuration trades interfacing with different disciplines

  • Develop feasibility powerplant integration studies for novel, hybrid electric and next generation military aircraft applications

  • Contribute to preliminary design activities from high level integration studies to engine cycle design and initial aero & mechanical definition of turbomachinery flow path

  • Contribute to the system integration activities of engine systems and module components, working cross-functionally with Controls, Systems, Aero, thermal and Mechanical engineers to perform preliminary design studies

  • Support internal and external customer data requests

  • Comply with preliminary design best practices and processes

  • Ensure proper documentation of all work


  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Aeronautical/Mechanical preferred

  • Basic experience with numerical methods for performance analysis and preliminary sizing of gas turbine engines

  • Understanding of whole engine architecture trades impact into final system performance and aircraft capabilities

  • Experience with programming languages

  • Familiarity with Research and Technology development processes

  • Fluency in English

  • Work Visa, according to local regulation, is required

Desired Characteristics

  • Aircraft integration and aircraft requirements management experience

  • Passionate about Aviation products and innovation

  • Can do attitude capable to manage uncertainty and changing environments

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a multinational environment

What we offer 

Smart working and work life-balance 

Avio Aero, when possible, promotes remote work and encourages a good, healthy and satisfying work-life balance. We value our employees’ wellbeing; hence we offer a variety of improvement programs aimed to preserve anyone’s psychological safety and daily needs.  

Total Rewards 

At Avio Aero, we understand the importance of Total Rewards. As a new joiner to Avio Aero we are pleased to offer the following welcome benefit plan:  

  • Performance related bonuses and local bonus scheme 
  • Flexible benefits platform 
  • GE Aviation share plan  
  • Life and injury insurance 
  • Private medical cover 
  • Employee assistant program 
  • Employee special awards (service and recognition)     
  • Local special agreements and discounts 
  • English and languages training for you and one member of your family 
  • Technical, Leadership and development trainings 

Inclusion & Diversity 

Avio Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are strongly committed to maintain an inclusive and diverse environment. Every employment decision is taken regardless to national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, etc.  

We are not all the same. Just be Yourself @AvioAero! 


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes