Design Engineer


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Reading – occasional travel to Norfolk required


A brilliant design opportunity has risen to join an ambitious Aerospace interiors company focused on innovation, quality, and sustainability, taking the industry by storm.

As a Design Engineer, we are looking for candidates ready to step up to the next level. Personal mentorship, endless opportunities, and the chance to establish yourself within a serious future competitor in the Aerospace interiors market make this company stand out from most.

A passion for all things engineering and Aerospace is key to succeeding, alongside experience in best practice modelling and drawing techniques in CAD, understanding PDM systems, and knowledge/experience of the latest manufacturing techniques.

Responsibilities of the Design Engineer

  • To deliver line fit and retrofit engineering projects on time, to specification, ensuring compliance with the airframe and regulatory (CAA,EASA and FAA) requirements.
  • Take responsibility for assigned elements of the seat design, ensuring parts and assemblies are designed to achieve an integrated seat and aircraft installation design solution.
  • Continually drive the design towards DFM (design for manufacture) and DFA (design for assembly).
  • Generate and contribute to the generation of development timing plans, and actively engage in measures to adhere to the plan.
  • To provide technical guidance and co-ordination to the applications engineering team and to have technical sign off of engineering changes and design releases.
  • Produce high quality 3D & 2D design definitions using Solidworks and PDM, along with supporting documentation.
  • Liaise with certification, test, and stress teams to ensure designs meet the structural and aircraft airworthiness requirements.
  • To work closely with suppliers to develop the design, taking into consideration supplier capability and piece cost, as well as identifying & exploiting opportunities for technical or commercial advantage.
  • Manage, track and report to ensure adherence to programme deliverables on time and to the right quality.
  • Liaise with internal and, where applicable, external customers to ensure design requirements are understood and achieved. 
  • Perform fundamental engineering hand calculations (including stress and stiffness) to substantiate the design of the product where necessary.


Desired experience for the Design Engineer

  • A Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent).
  • Diligent, enthusiastic, and driven, with an excellent work ethic, and a “can do” attitude.
  • Highly adaptable and capable of making decisions in a fast and pressured environment.
  • Experience in the latest manufacturing techniques such as injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions, and machining from solid.
  • Ideally structural design experience

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