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Structural Design Engineer

Ref no. BHN550617
Salary £37.52/hour
Location City of Preston, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 months
Job status Open

Job summary

Structural Design Engineer - £37.52 - Samlesbury - 12 Months - Hybrid (3-4 days in the office per week)

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Structural Design Engineer

Job description

Would you like to play a part in the development of advanced combat aircraft products and technologies? Would you like to develop your design skills and capabilities while working in an agile and collaborative business environment? We have opportunities for Senior Structural Design Engineers at our Samlesbury site. As a Senior Structural Design Engineer you will be part of a team producing the physical product definition to satisfy a set of multidisciplinary system functional requirements, taking account of safety, cost, manufacturing, in-service support and other considerations. Your engineering capabilities will be developed across a range of design skills and product lifecycle stages, working both in a model-based and 2D Drawing engineering environment centred on Catia V5. This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop your career by working on the Design aspects of advanced, leading-edge Typhoon programme, with opportunities for career progression aligned to your personal and professional development.

Typically your design capabilities will be developed by the creation and definition of:

* Structural design layouts, structural components design, equipment integration; taking account of airframe materials selection, product technology developments, metallic manufacturing processes, 2D drawing creation.

A systematic design approach is adopted as the structural design evolves through preliminary definition to detail design and through-life, utilising best-practice methods and standards. A key aspect of the roles is to demonstrate compliance with functional requirements, including zonal safety analysis in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment.

Job Description

Working closely with other engineering disciplines and functions, supplier and customer areas, fostering a team-working and collaborative product development environment.

Producing and issuing Airframe engineering design data to meet project requirements, in line with design standards, whilst maintaining quality, cost and schedule adherence.

Verifying design data prior to a formal independent check criteria to ensure compliance with project standards. Identifying project technical risks and opportunities, and where appropriate propose mitigation plans.

Supporting all aspects of personal and professional development for yourself and, where appropriate, others in your team. Evaluating and resolving design queries, and supporting the generation of resulting modifications and changes.

Supporting the definition and resource planning of design workload delivery

The Individual

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills with an ability to engage with and influence a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be proactive, have good interpersonal skills, an ability to think creatively, to adapt to changing priorities, use your initiative and act independently as required.


Experience in an Airframe Design role, or equivalent 'near-neighbour' disciplines.

Degree or HNC/HND or equivalent qualification.

Experience of operating in an airframe design role, or equivalent in one or more phases of the product lifecycle. Proficiency in a CAD system, typically CATIA V5 or equivalent toolset, with experience in a PLM system.

Awareness of product lifecycle requirements and the importance of governance to product integrity.


Experience of working in a multidisciplinary integrated product development environment, influencing adjacent disciplines.

Experience of working with external customers, suppliers and partners.

Experience of managing Design tasks to meet engineering design requirements and programme requirements. Experience in leading and guiding other Design staff.

Experience in holding a design check signature

Hybrid (3-4 days in the office per week) and computer or DSE work

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