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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Cheltenham

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Staverton, Cheltenham
MCS Onshore


About the role

Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.


Babcock Design and Completions conducts in house design, manufacture, installation, test and certification activities for modifications to Civil and Military Aeroplanes and Helicopters including Major Avionics upgrades, Special Mission conversions and Mission Equipment, External Loads and Night Vision Cockpit conversion.


You’ll serve a key role within the Design Office and be involved throughout the entire design process; from initial proposal and costing, through concept, design and testing, to certification. In particular, you’ll liaise with multiple internal and external parties during the design process to ensure that their team delivers an airworthy, cost effective design solution on time and to budget.


Main Tasks:
• The production of engineering drawings.
• The supervision of Designers and planning of team workload to ensure timely delivery of agreed milestones.
• Verifying compliance of drawings and reports as authorised by the Chief of Office of Airworthiness
• Providing engineering input for design proposals and estimates.
• Liaison with the other design leads regarding co-ordination of all aspects of design.


You’ll be part of a small and efficient team consisting of 2x Cert Engineers, 2x Electrical Designers and 2 Mechanical Designers.

Core design is mission systems and integration for Police forces and also civilian aircraft (e.g. Western Power Distribution Mission System).  

You’ll work mainly on EC135, EC145 AW139 aircrafts.

What do I need to do the role?

You’ll need extensive experience in an Aerospace Design role, working knowledge of EASA Part 21J and Certification Specifications and have previous experience as a Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer.


What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants:

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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Strength in Diversity
Advancing an inclusive and diverse Babcock

In Babcock, we are committed to equality of opportunity and we appreciate and value the benefit we get from the different life experiences of all of our colleagues. We will continually strive to improve the diversity within our organisation because we know we’re not representative of the society we work within and we want to change that. Although we have some way to go to achieve our ambitions, we want to continue to attract the best talent, no matter who they are or how they identify. This will ensure our culture is one centred around respect and inclusivity with people at the heart of what we do. Not because we are the same, but because we accept individuals for who they are and value their differences.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 26/05/2021


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