Job Purpose:

Working as part of the Mechanical Design Office team within the Airborne Systems Group (ASG), you will fulfil the role of Mechanical Design Engineer, providing input into all phases of the design process. An interesting and varied workload where you’ll make a tangible difference to CAeS projects. This may include, design specification preparation, survey work, model creation and production of drawings using CAD software (CATIA V5) for manufacture and installation and the provision of support to manufacturing and installation. The designs produced shall be of a standard that can be manufactured, installed and, where necessary, certified. You will be working closely with multi-discipline engineering teams undertaking technical challenges that will stretch and challenge your skills. Reporting to the Chief Mechanical Design Engineer for the quality and integrity of work and the Project Management team regarding programme schedule.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conform to the company procedures, processes and standards to meet the Technical Specification and to satisfy the Terms and Conditions of contract
  • Produce programme deliverables (concept schemes, detail drawings, assembly drawings, parts list etc)
  • Ensure design work undertaken is conducted and executed in accordance with the company’s procedures, design standard practices and in compliance with BS8888 and ISO 9001
  • Interact with internal departments to ensure effective and efficient development of design specifications and drawings
  • Actively contribute in problem solving activities throughout the design, manufacturing, qualification and ‘in service’ phases of the programme
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers to resolve product design issues
  • Satisfy project and specification requirements while maximising the application of standard concepts and keeping the design for manufacture and installation as a critical aspect in mind
  • Plan, forecast and release of detailed documentation for reviews to meet or exceed programme schedule

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of mechanical design. Aerospace preferable
  • Ability to utilise CAD solid modelling and surfacing techniques to produce detail part and assembly designs and associated manufacturing drawings. CATIA V5 preferable
  • Working knowledge/understanding of manufacturing processes (sheet metal, machining and composites) and design for manufacture and assembly
  • Working knowledge/understanding of application of Geometric Dimension & Tolerance Techniques (BS8888)
  • Ability to evaluate the mechanical behaviour of designs
  • Ability to develop design solutions
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrable understanding of the practical influences pertaining to mechanical design

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