Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Design Engineer


Job Description:


Design Engineer



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

Working on either legacy products, or New Product Integration, the chosen Design Engineer will be tasked with owning and delivering work packages achieving on time delivery whilst meeting all specific requirements including reliability and performance.


NPI Design engineer

  • To design & develop discrete elements of the seat system achieving comfort, reliability, performance, aesthetic, cost & weight targets.
  • 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.
  • Perform fundamental engineering hand calculations (including stress and stiffness) to substantiate the design of the product where necessary.


Legacy Design Engineer

  • To deliver linefit and retrofit engineering projects on time, to specification, ensuring compliance to the airframe and regulatory (CAA, EASA and FAA) requirements.
  • To ensure that all airframer, integrator and customer requirements are successfully negotiated and met.
  • To provide technical guidance and co-ordination to the applications engineering team and to have technical sign off for engineering changes and design releases.


Both roles’ responsibilities


  • Support the Supply Chain and Quality teams to aid suppliers to deliver to the required quality and specification.
  • 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 plan.
  • Drive problem solving activities related to design, development, quality, and manufacturing issues.
  • 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.
  • Produce high quality 3D & 2D design definition using Solidworks and PDM, along with supporting documentation.
  • Substantiate designs from a 3D perspective to ensure clash detection and DFA have been evaluated. 
  • Validate & develop design through evaluation of prototypes where appropriate.
  • Progress assigned work packages from concept through to supporting production.
  • Liaise with internal and, where applicable, external customers to ensure design requirements are understood and achieved. 
  • Conduct presentations internally and at critical reviews to the customer.
  • Liaise with certification, test, and stress teams to ensure designs meet the structural and aircraft airworthiness requirements.
  • Manage, track and report to ensure adherence to programme deliverables on time and to the right quality.
  • Support multiple programmes.


Desired Experience


  • A Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent).
  • Proficient user of CAD and PDM systems with experience of best practice modelling and drawing techniques.
  • 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.
  • Experience of working on structural mechanical product development programmes in a design, manufacturing, and test environment.
  • Experience of delivering aircraft interiors product that is compliant to the airframe spec and CAA, EASA & FAA regulatory requirements.











  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing