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Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Gloucester, GB, GL51 6SP

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Location:                Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Onsite with working from home options 
Compensation:       £65,000 depending on experience +  Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF56050


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineerr at our Staverton site.


The role
As an Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. In this role you will be making a real and tangible difference to our customer's critical operations. You will be working in an environment where your contribution is crucial, recognised and rewarded. You will have opportunities to be hands-on with the aircraft we modify, and you will be able to see the output of yours and your teams work from concept to flight.

Day to day, you’ll manage the mechanical design engineering team in the production of part, assembly and installation drawings, in compliance with the Design Office Handbook (DOH) and appropriate Certification Basis e.g., CS-27, CS-29 etc.


As well as:

  • Support the development and growth of the mechanical design engineering team. 
  • Where approved by the Head of Airworthiness, be accountable for the checking and compliance verification of design data produced within the Design Organisation. 
  • Liaise with other Senior Engineering functions and external sub-contractors relating to mechanical/structural design aspects of the delivery. Supporting the development and evolution of processes and procedures relating to mechanical design
  • Be the focal point for the production and installation engineers in matters relating to mechanical/structural design. 
  • Create and contribute to customer facing design reviews throughout the design life-cycle.  Management and execution of detailed aircraft surveys during quotation and delivery stages. 


This role is full time and based onsite at Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton.


Essential experience of the Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Previous experience working within an Aerospace Design Office as a Structures (Panel 3) check signatory and CVE, or be able to evidence significant progress towards this. (Essential) 
  • Proven record of creating conceptual structures / mechanical designs. (Essential) 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to select, appropriate mechanical/structural techniques and solutions for aerospace applications e.g. material selection, corrosion protection, fuselage hardpoint interfaces, cabin structures. (Essential) 
  • Knowledge of current and future aerospace structural manufacturing processes. (Essential) 
  • Experience leading people and/or projects in a complex engineering environment (Essential)

Qualifications for the Aerospace Senior Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • HNC / HND / Degree in a relevant engineering subject. (Essential)

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave. 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement.
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity.

Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 24/04/2024



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