Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Lead Design & Development Engineer


Job Description:

As our Lead D&D Engineer, you will be expected to lead a team of engineers, providing technical supervision, guidance, and coordination to efficiently deliver multiple engineering tasks, products, and projects, ensuring they adhere to required programme timings, specification, budget, product cost, weight, and quality.
To be technically responsible for the products that you and your team are engineering and develop a depth and breadth of product knowledge for your assigned products, to inform business decision making and ensure the effective management of the product throughout its lifecycle (Engineering Product Owner).
You will be responsible for the technical sign-off of engineering changes and design releases generated within your team, utilise, maintain and support the use and development of a PDM system to aid the control, release, and output of engineering data. You will also Support the Engineering management team in the day-to-day operation and continual development of the Engineering Team.

Main Duties:

  • Defining, driving, planning, monitoring, and controlling the design engineering team output to ensure achievement of the defined schedule and specification
  • Lead and support direct reports with the design and development of the aircraft seat, including the checking of designs (including clash detection) and drawings (including tolerance stack assessment), raising and managing ECR's, drawing sign off, ensuring accurate BOM output and authorising concessions.
  • Provide status reports to management on project targets and status
  • Preparing for, managing and presenting internal and external engineering reviews on behalf of their team.
  • Leading problem-solving activities.
  • To support the Engineering management in continuous improvement & best practice activities, including setting up systems, processes, tools to maximise the efficiency, quality of output and agility of the engineering team.
  • Perform design activities of structural components, including metal, plastics and composite using Solidworks. Will undertake design studies and progress their own work through to production.
  • To perform fundamental engineering hand calculations (including stress and stiffness) to substantiate the design of the product.
  • To work with the Stress team to analyse and resolve structural performance concerns in order to achieve weight and durability targets.

What we look for:

  • Proactive attitude to projects and developing new ideas
  • Knowledge of Aerospace technologies and product development
  • Strong Mechanical or related Engineering degree
  • The ability to communicate and present at all levels
  • Familiar with working to tight deadlines or within a target driven climate
  • Willingness to learn
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Experience in leading/managing/supervising a team of engineers and demonstrable experience of technical product ownership
  • Finite Element Analysis experience
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other