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2 months ago
McGinley Aviation
Salary: Up to £50000 per annum
Location: Bedfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Jamie Janner
Sector: Aviation
Category: Aerodynamics Engineer Jobs

McGinley Aviation is working alongside an aerospace market leader in rapid prototyping of new aerospace concepts, and modifications to existing aerospace platforms.

As the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you'll be a senior member of the Mechanical Design Office team within the Airborne Systems Group (ASG), you will fulfil the role of Mechanical Design Engineer, providing input into all phases of the design process. This may include, design specification preparation, survey work, model creation and production of drawings using CAD software (CATIA V5) for manufacture and installation and the provision of support to manufacturing and installation. The designs produced shall be of a standard that can be manufactured, installed and, where necessary, certified. The role will be working closely with multi-discipline engineering teams undertaking technical challenges. Reporting to the Chief Mechanical Design Engineer for the quality and integrity of work and the Project Management team regarding programme schedule.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conform to the company procedures, processes and standards to meet the Technical Specification and to satisfy the Terms and Conditions of contract
  • Produce programme deliverables (concept schemes, detail drawings, assembly drawings, parts list etc)
  • Ensure design work undertaken is conducted and executed in accordance with the company's procedures, design standard practices and in compliance with BS8888 and ISO 9001
  • Interact with internal departments to ensure effective and efficient development of design specifications and drawings
  • Actively contribute to problem-solving activities throughout the design, manufacturing, qualification and 'in service' phases of the programme
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers to resolve product design issues
  • Satisfy project and specification requirements while maximising the application of standard concepts and keeping the design for manufacture and installation as a critical aspect in mind
  • Plan, forecast and release of detailed documentation for reviews to meet or exceed programme schedule
  • Other duties to support company as and when mutually agreed with the Line Manager


  • Mechanical/Design engineering degree preferable but other routes that demonstrate an understanding of Mechanical Design are acceptable
  • Demonstrable ability to use a solid modelling CAD package, CATIA V5 preferable
  • Driving licence preferable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of mechanical design. Aerospace preferable
  • Ability to utilise CAD solid modelling and surfacing techniques to produce detail part and assembly designs and associated manufacturing drawings. CATIA V5 preferable
  • Working knowledge/understanding of manufacturing processes (sheet metal, machining and composites) and design for manufacture and assembly
  • Working knowledge/understanding of the application of Geometric Dimension & Tolerance Techniques (BS8888)
  • Ability to evaluate the mechanical behaviour of designs
  • Ability to develop design solutions
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrable understanding of the practical influences pertaining to mechanical design
  • Numerate and computer literate

Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • Clear and concise reporting.
  • Team player. Ability to work solo and as part of a team to ensure department objectives are achieved required.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with a 'can do' attitude and a determination to deliver results in a timely manner.
  • A methodical worker with the ability to self-check work
  • Good customer interface and presentation skills. Ability to communicate effectively and engage with people at all levels both within and outside the business
  • Good communication skills; adjusting style to different audiences.
  • Able to prioritise work and operate on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capable of working assiduously to meet deadlines
  • Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

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