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Senior Structures Design & Development Engineer

Virgin Atlantic
Heathrow Airport, London, Greater London
Full time
9 days ago

Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits 

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30

Location: The Hangar, LHR

Closing date: 17th April 2024


In a nutshell

At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we’re harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo.


We have one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the sky, from Airbus A350s and A330neos to the Boeing 787s. Our Engineering team is made up of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, and supply chain teams that help make sure they’re well maintained and ready to get our customers to their chosen destinations. So, if you’re ready to take your career to new heights, read on!


Day to day

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Design and Development Engineer to join Virgin Atlantic’s (VAA) Engineering Department, focusing specifically on the provision of Structures technical & design expertise in support of the VAA Aircraft Fleet.


You will be accountable for specification & implementation of fleetwide structures maintenance & modification policies, investigation of structural defects & formulation of corrective actions to maintain maximum safety, structural integrity & reliability at optimum cost.


About you

To succeed in this position, you will hold an engineering degree/HND in a field relevant to aviation or an CAA B1 Licence (or equivalent), coupled with experience in an airline or manufacturer’s design / development / structure repair department would be highly advantageous.


You’ll be thorough, detailed and analytical and work well on own initiative. Whilst in this role, conveying key business information will be prevalent, and therefore you will have strong verbal and written communication skills. Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to adapt and respond to changing work demands whilst working under pressure. Ability to make clear and unambiguous decisions and the ability to communicate those decisions to all levels in situations of acute pressure is vital to the success of this role.


If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

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