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Mechanical Design Engineer

Ref no. BHN558405
Location Filton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months+
Job status Closed

Job summary

As a Design Engineer, you will play a crucial role in consultancy services, assisting in the design and development of aerospace structures, including composite materials.

Key skills required for this role

Mechanical Design, CATIA, Aerospace, Structural Design


Mechanical design, Aerospace

Job description

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Utilise your CATIA expertise to create detailed 3D models and engineering drawings, including those involving composite materials.
  2. Perform structural analysis and simulations to ensure compliance with industry standards, with a focus on composite structures.
  3. Collaborate with clients to define project requirements and objectives, considering composite material properties and performance criteria.
  4. Develop innovative design solutions for aerospace components and structures, incorporating composite materials where applicable.
  5. Conduct feasibility studies and assess the structural integrity of designs, particularly focusing on composite material behaviour under various loading conditions.
  6. Prepare technical reports and documentation to communicate findings, including analysis results and recommendations for composite material applications.


  1. Proven experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in the aerospace industry, with a focus on composite materials.
  2. Proficiency in CATIA for 3D modelling and drafting, including experience working with composite structures.
  3. Strong understanding of structural analysis and FEA, with expertise in analysing composite materials.
  4. Knowledge of aerospace regulations and standards pertaining to composite materials.
  5. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail, particularly in the context of composite material design and analysis.
  6. Effective communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate on projects involving composite materials.
  7. Signatory experience would also be beneficial, especially in the context of certifying composite structures.

Contract Details:

  1. Duration: 6 months (potential for extension).
  2. IR35 Status: Outside IR35
  3. Location: Bristol, Filton.
  4. Working Arrangement: Hybrid (combination of remote and on-site work- 3 days onsite).
  5. Rate: £38-£41ph (based on experience).

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