Design Engineer

Job Ref: 60164
Sector: Aviation
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 14 June 2019
  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK Gloucester Gloucestershire GBR gl2 9ql
  • Competitive
  • Jamie Birch
  • 01329 227000

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Design Engineer - Gloucester

Role Summary

The role involves the full product lifecycle from New Product Introduction (NPI) through to modifying & supporting in service products on various programmes, including Airbus, Boeing, SAAB, Leonardo and other major customers. The Design Engineer will be designing and supporting actuation products (hydraulic or electro-mechanical), and/or hydraulic control valves within an aviation business.

Requirement of the Role

  • Interpret customer's requirements/specification.
  • Identify means for verification of requirements.
  • Ensure that the product meets safety, performance, weight, schedule, cost and reliability requirements.
  • Identify and communicate technical risks to projects stakeholders.
  • Create and modify technical documentation (e.g. drawings, procedures and reports).
  • Contribute and assist in design and programme reviews
  • Participate in cross-functional teams and support problem solving and corrective action activities to resolve design issues, ATP failures and customer returns/failures.
  • Support engineering changes, using Documentation Control Tools. [Windchill]

Requirements of the individual

Technical Skills

  • A solid engineering background - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a related discipline (or qualified to an equivalent level) / or equivalent experience.
  • A good understanding of Reliability, Safety / Airworthiness, Production methods,
  • Materials and Processes, and Stress and Performance analysis
  • Familiarity of designing from customer specifications using 2D & 3D design tools, preferably SolidWorks.
  • 3+ years' experience of designing mechanical and/or hydraulic products, preferably within an aviation business.
  • Good knowledge and experience of mechanical components, geometric tolerancing, processing, precision machining, castings, forgings, metallic materials, military and industry standards.
  • Appreciation of the drivers / requirements of Procurement, Design for Manufacture, Production and Quality.
  • Understanding of design (FMEA), test and analysis tools (Mathcad, FEA)
  • Experience using problem solving tools (8D, 5Why and other Lean tools).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Behavioural Skills

  • Integrity - Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Team Work - Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with other Engineers [Design/Analysis/Test] to iterate and optimise design solutions.
  • Innovative- Able to offer alternative solutions and solve problems
  • Committed to deliver on schedule.

For more information please get in contact with Jamie Birch at Carbon60 on 01329 227006 or

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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