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6 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: £31 per hour
Location: Bristol
Job type: Contract
Contact: Neil Leighton
Category: Designer Jobs

Line Up Aviation has carved its own place in the recruitment of Aviation and Aerospace personnel all over the world for more than 25 years. We work with some of the industry's best known companies who demand the highest standard of applicants.


Our client is a major participant in the aerospace/space sector, they are currently seeking an experienced Lead Design Engineer (A330neo Incremental Development)

Description of the job

A vacancy has arisen within the Engineering organisation for the position of Lead Design Engineer within the incremental Development team on A330neo, based at Filton. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Engineering for Trailing edge Incremental Development (ID) Team and the Wing ID Senior Design engineer, to ensure that all technical solutions meet all relevant requirements for product integrity, safety, reliability and design for manufacture and assembly.

The Role will focus on (1) developing and delivering new Weight variants of the A330 family of Aircraft in line with the business and customer needs and (2) developing new innovative solutions to drive added value into the A330 product.

Tasks & accountabilities

The main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to and leading Design studies in accordance with validated Airbus methods that will lead to successful cost and weight trades and for future wing concepts. This includes both metallic and composite technologies. The work includes leading a team of designers to create new innovative design concepts and their implementation through the Change process
  • Ensure adherence to airworthiness regulations, relevant design principles, processes, methods and manufacturing capabilities guidelines.
  • Lead Integration activities with all stakeholders, internal and external suppliers.
  • Continuous quality monitoring of all inputs and where applicable instigate processes to recover.
  • Develop new initiatives to weight optimize and reduce costs on the product through innovation.
  • Initiate and provide support to Continuous Improvement and Lean projects to minimize waste and ensure maximum functional and operational efficiency.
  • Identify and develop team members to meet both their and the business needs.

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Engineering or a related discipline
  • Experience on aircraft development and/or serial programmes
  • Composite and metallic design
  • Proficient in Catia V5 and DPDS
  • An innovative approach; looks for new ways of doing things
  • Strong practical problem solving ability
  • Systematic and organised approach
  • Flexible to changing customer needs
  • Negotiation level in English
  • Past Airbus composite design signatory rights (checker) strongly preferred

Additional Information:

-Contract Rate: £31ph (Ltd Co)

-Job type: Contract, full-time

- Location: Filton

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Neil Leighton at Line Up Aviation

Due to the number of applications we receive, it's not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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