Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Design and Development Engineer


Job Description:



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

As a Design and Development Engineer, we are looking for candidates ready to step up to the next level, to be responsible for owning and delivering work packages within the new product development function. Personal mentorship, endless opportunities, and the chance to establish yourself within a serious future competitor in the Aerospace interiors market make this company stand out from most.

A passion for all things engineering and Aerospace is key to succeeding, alongside experience of working on structural mechanical product development in a design, manufacturing and test environment.

Responsibilities of the Design and Development 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.
  • Continually drive the design towards DFM (design for manufacture) and DFA (design for assembly).
  • 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, adhering to the NPD Process.
  • Perform fundamental engineering hand calculations (including stress and stiffness) to substantiate the design of the product where necessary.
  • 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.


Experience of the Design and Development Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience in the latest manufacturing techniques such as injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions, and machining from solid.
  • Diligent, enthusiastic, and driven, with an excellent work ethic, and a “can do” attitude.
  • Experience of working on structural mechanical product development programmes in a design, manufacturing, and test environment.
  • Experience in an aircraft seating environment is desirable.
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing
  • Years Experience

    2+ years