Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Maintenance and Engineering

Full Time



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Our client has an opportunity for a Senior Aerospace Mechanical Design Engineer to join them on a permanent basis. In this role you will be making a real and tangible difference to our client’s customers critical operations. You will be working in an environment where your contribution is crucial, recognised and rewarded. You will have opportunities to be hands-on with the aircraft the company modifies, and you will be able to see the output of yours and your teams work from concept to flight.

Role: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Gloucester Airport, Staverton
Hours: Full time – hybrid – 3 days onsite 2 days remote however must be flexible.
Salary: Discuss Upon Application

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Management of the mechanical design engineering team in the production of part, assembly and installation drawings, in compliance with the Design Office Handbook (DOH) and relevant Certification Basis e.g. CS-27, CS-29 etc.
  • Supporting the development and growth of the mechanical design engineering team.
  • Supporting the development and evolution of processes and procedures relating to mechanical design
  • Where approved by the Head of Airworthiness, be accountable for the checking and compliance verification of design data produced within the Design Organisation.
  • Liaison with other Senior Engineering functions and external sub-contractors relating to mechanical/structural design aspects of the delivery.
  • Focal point for the production and installation engineers in matters relating to mechanical/structural design.
  • Creation of and contribution to customer facing design reviews throughout the design life-cycle.
  • Management and execution of detailed aircraft surveys during quotation and delivery stages.
  • Ensure company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times.

Skills and experience:


  • HNC / HND / Degree in a relevant engineering subject.
  • Previous experience working within an Aerospace Design Office as a Structures (Panel 3) check signatory and CVE or be able to evidence significant progress towards this.
  • Proven record of creating conceptual structures / mechanical designs.
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to select, appropriate mechanical/structural techniques and solutions for aerospace applications e.g. material selection, corrosion protection, fuselage hardpoint interfaces, cabin structures.
  • Knowledge of current and future aerospace structural manufacturing processes.


  • Experience leading people and/or projects in a complex engineering environment
  • Experience of the full design life cycle from conception to delivery of design packages.
  • Experience compiling / verifying compliance reports.
  • Understanding of ergonomics and associated design principles.
  • Proficient user of Solid Works CAD (training can be provided).
  • Knowledge of CAA / EASA Part 21 Subpart J (DOA) & G (POA) requirements.

Our Benefits

  • Pension Scheme – Company match contributions to 8%, 1% loyalty scheme + life assurance 4 x pensionable salary as part of scheme.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Holiday Trading (ability to buy and sell up to 5 days leave)
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity + Paternity Pay
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Employee Ovation Scheme

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately!

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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