Senior Design Engineer

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire (GB)
Competative + Benefits
10 Jan 2017
07 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available at our Leighton Buzzard Facility in the UK, including a Senior Design Engineer.


Reporting to the Engineering Manager, responsibilities will be to research, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.
Key responsibilities include –
• The design and detail modeling of a variety of suite components in order to meet the programme requirements
• The creation of Service Bulletins, Repair Schemes and Service Letters that meets the customers modifications or repair needs and that conform to EASA requirements through our DOA procedures
• Managing and meeting cost and weight targets
• Communicating effectively and professionally with customers and suppliers, translating technical information (Airbus, Boeing, Sukhoi and other Commercial airlines)
• Participating in Design Reviews throughout each phase of the New Product Introduction process
• The selection and application of materials and processes appropriate to each design element
• Ensuring the successful integration of each design element with the product as a whole
• Following and contributing to the development of the Best Practice guidelines as laid out in Quality documentation
• Checking engineering packages
• Generating and/or revising specifications
• Participating in the validation of the product (using such methods as prototyping, test, DFMEA)
• Compiling compliance matrix to customer specification requirements
• Guiding, mentoring and advising other design engineering staff
• To help produce engineering quotes to specifications or customer repair demands
• Any other reasonable duties


We are looking for someone who has a Engineering degree or ONC/HNC in design related field and/or proven related experience
• Previous experience of using Catia v5
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Good team working skills
• The ability to work with a low level of supervision and intervention
• Sufficient engineering capability and experience to create effective engineered solutions based on interior design experience of Aircraft Galleys, Crew rests and other related monuments
• Competent user of the incumbent CAD and data management systems
• MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• A working knowledge of the various methods of manufacture to be employed such as: Machining, Casting, Vacuum forming, Injection moulding, Composite materials, Trim and finish