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Aerospace engineers design, develop, conduct research, run tests, and maintain aircraft, space vehicles, satellites, missiles, and weapon systems. These engineers work towards improving the fuel efficiency and safety of the flights and also address the environmental impact of air travel. Some areas that they can specialise in include avionics, propulsion, system integration, aerodynamics, and materials and structures.

You can pursue an aeronautical or aerospace engineering degree by studying electric and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, or doing space-related courses that can also get you jobs in aerospace. Bigger aerospace companies require candidates with good degrees 2.1 or above. A master’s in aerospace engineering will be helpful if your first degree is not in the same subject.

The average per annum aerospace engineers salary varies depending on the employer, experience required for a position, and level of expertise. The senior-level positions are more financially rewarding. Large aviation organisations offer larger salaries and benefits like annual profit share, a competitive pension scheme, paid leaves, and career progression opportunities.

The number of working hours for aerospace engineers depends on the kind of job. Consultancy and contractual jobs may not require the usual working hours. The job hours may also differ for the avionic, aeronautical, propulsion, and other engineers. So, the hours for these engineers to design, develop, test, and perform other tasks aren’t definitive.

Aerospace engineers generally work in offices and indoors. They can be required to work in a manufacturing/testing workshop with loud noises and have to wear protective gear. They usually have to perform their tasks in a shared working space. Looking for an engineering job in the UK’s aviation industry? Explore the latest listings by top employers on Aviation Job Search!

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What are Aerospace Engineers Jobs Like

Aerospace engineers design, develop, test, maintain and carry out research on aircraft, air vehicles, satellites, and weapon systems. After doing aerospace engineering the engineers can work as aircraft/spacecraft designers, avionic engineers, aeronautical engineers, military aerospace engineers, mechanical engineers, and data processing managers. The engineers that specialise in aircraft are aeronautical engineers and the ones that are experts in spacecraft are astronautical engineers. The engineers who are interested in propulsion and system integration can make their careers in the respective fields. Aerospace engineers are employed by aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers, the armed forces, government research agencies, Defence Engineering, and Civil Aviation Authority. 

Aerospace Engineers Job Responsibilities 

The responsibilities of aerospace engineers include designing and building aircraft, components, and support equipment, conducting research, and creating design specifications using CAD software. They oversee the assembling of airframes and installation of the devices, engines, and other equipment. They measure take-off distances and monitor other metrics while participating in the flight-test programmes. They resolve the issues pertaining to the design, development, and testing processes. They gauge and work towards improving the performance of aircraft, components, and systems. They perform inspections, servicing, and maintenance on aircraft on a regular basis for keeping them operational. They modify the designs of air and space vehicles for improving safety measures and fuel efficiency. 

Skills Required to Build an Aerospace Engineer Career 

Thorough knowledge of aerospace systems and manufacturing is mandatory for building a career in this field. The ability to think critically and analytically is needed for the jobs these engineers do. When handling the repairs and testing, problem-solving skills and keen attention to detail are required. Individuals with stellar communication skills and team spirit will better fit in the aerospace engineering roles. The capability to work under pressure and meet deadlines will help in coping with challenging situations and completing the tasks within the given timelines. Simplify your job search by signing into Aviation Job Search. Get alerts for the vacancies matching your area of interest!