Systems Engineer

This is an exciting position is in a growing team with many interesting program and design challenges. The individual will be part of a mechanical engineering team primarily supporting the build line but as importantly be part of the main design engineering team covering the designs beyond the existing airframe and supporting equipment such as transportation equipment's and ground control stations.

As our programs advance so will the need to meet increased build rate expectations, so achieving the fast turnaround of emergent build line queries is critical and this is a key role within the engineering team.

Job Profile:

  • Take responsibility for the collation and resolution of arising build line queries
  • The post holder will attend regular shop floor reviews and provide technical status reports on existing issues and take receipt of emergent issues
  • Provide 'at elbow' build line support to production team - resolving emergent issues
  • Provide detailed design solutions for airframe projects either individually delegated or as part of the wider airframe engineering team
  • In conjunction with wider team help develop and define build processes and methods required to build/install/function new design solutions
  • Oversee and guide the build of development aircraft and any supporting equipment required to achieve the design aims in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Provide technical inputs and advice to the wider product development team on design matters and arising issues
  • Own/support any associated testing to clear designs; resulting from issues or new modifications
  • Own/support and/or run engineering reviews associated with delegated work packages
  • Work closely with production and procurement teams to ensure consideration has been given for Design for Manufacture (DfM) aspects early in the design lifecycle
  • Capture agreed changes in-line with change control processes to protect the content and currency of the issued design and build record
  • Continuous improvement - Proactively identify improvements that could positively affect either quality, product, product performance or the production cycle
  • Provide a pro-active input to and ensure the continuity of your own ongoing professional development



  • Extensive experience in an aviation design role
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting and working within production/manufacturing environment
  • Pro-active problem solver and interrater of data to resolve emergent build issues
  • ONC or similar relevant qualification/experience in mechanical design/production engineering
  • Proficient user of CAD design/modelling package(s) - ideally using Solid Works.
  • Demonstrable experience of taking a system technical requirement and evolving into a complete design solution
  • In depth knowledge of drawing standards specifically BS8888, and tolerancing


  • Experience in the use of a PLM toolset
  • Use of a PDM tool
  • Experience of overseeing/managing design changes within the design record
  • Ideally experience of design and manufacturing using composite components