Principal Design Engineer


  • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
Are you a passionate Lead Designer looking to work within the Space industry? Do you enjoy getting the best out of your team and achieving goals together? Then this is the role for you!

Airbus are looking for an Experienced Design Engineer / Principle Design Engineer to oversee day-to-day activities for a small design team.

You will be joining the Mechanical Design Office (MDO) at Airbus Defence & Space in Stevenage and carry out Lead Designer activities for Spacecraft Structure design tasks. You will oversee day to day activities for a small team of Design Engineers ensuring all customer requirements are supported.

Task & accountabilities:
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Responsibility for the control, correctness, accuracy and relevance of all
drawings, models, Digital Mock-Up (DMU), bills of materials and Engineering Change Notes as related to the configured items for allocated project(s) to cost and schedule. * Ensuring all outputs from the Mechanical Design Office (MDO) are correct to the project requirements as stated by the core team (generally the Responsible Engineer) All the project Design Office outputs must be checked, signed and stamped by the lead designer to the MDO checklists and CATIA procedures.
  • Authorising design signatory for manufacturing drawings, BoM's and ECO's related to the allocated project.
  • Administer the release of drawings, BOM's & ECO's related to the allocated project.
  • Responsibility for the estimation and planning of DO related activities and manpower requirements to meet those tasks. Allocation of manpower is sought through the Team Leader.
  • Supervising and mentoring of other DO design engineers working on the project.
  • Providing support to other general DO activities, e.g. Process improvements, bids etc.
Required skills: * Excellent working knowledge and experience of CATIA V5/V6 (3dx)
  • Strong Engineering & technical background including working knowledge of GD&T (Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and DFM (Design for Manufacture)
  • Practical understanding of Design solutions.
  • Desirable skills / experience are of interest, but NOT essential as training / support will be provided.
  • Experience managing a small team.
  • Experience managing work packages, dealing with budgets and headcount requirements.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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