Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Maintenance and Engineering

Full Time



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Our client has an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join them on a permanent basis. You will serve a key role within the team and will be involved throughout the entire project lifecycle; from initial proposal and costing, through to concept design and delivery.

Role: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Cheltenham
Hours: Full time. Some Flexibility of working hours is available on agreement, however the role is predominantly based on site, due to the nature of work carried out.
Salary: Discuss Upon Application

What you’ll be doing:

  • Delivery of high quality, accurate design data delivered on time and to budget.
  • Supervision 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.
  • Where approved by the Chief of the Office 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.
  • Supporting the wider business activities, such as certification and production planning where required.
  • Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times.


  • HNC / HND / Degree in a relevant engineering subject (Essential)
  • 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. (Essential)
  • Knowledge of current and future aerospace structural manufacturing processes. (Essential)
  • Ability to work to a high and consistent level of accuracy. (Essential)
  • Proven record of creating conceptual structures / mechanical designs. (Essential)
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc). (Essential)
  • Previous experience working within an Aerospace Design Office (PART 21J) as a mechanical or structures CVE. (Desirable)
  • History of supervising the delivery of complex projects, including management of resource and budget (Desirable)
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Experience of the full design life-cycle from conception to delivery of design packages. (Desirable)
  • Understanding of ergonomics and associated design principles. (Desirable)
  • Proficient user of Solid Works CAD (training can be provided). (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of CAA / EASA Part 21 Subpart J (DOA) & G (POA) requirements. (Desirable)
  • Highly collaborative and able to work and communicate successfully as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of engineering principles
  • Previous experience as a drawing checker and CVE is beneficial
  • Experience of a 3D CAD system (SolidWorks is desired)

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.

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

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