Senior Mechanical Development Engineer

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Development Engineer – Airborne Avionics Systems


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Senior Development Engineer to be responsible for the research, design and development of Antenna System products for use in demanding air, land and sea environments.  


In this role you will be expected to be creative and innovative in the generation of concepts designs using 3D CAD and FEA simulation tools with evaluation to enable review and down select. You will lead the department research activities and ensure that the aims are achieved. 


An exciting part of this role is that you will present proposals to senior management for new ideas and concepts that will improve designs and reduce costs.  


We are looking for someone who is creative, understands the constraints of the airborne environment, has a very strong materials background including composites, adhesives and metallic and Design for Manufacture experience.  


As the Senior Mechanical Development Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

  • Experience working within the Aerospace sector.

  • Experience with evaluating paint systems, composites and adhesives preferable – although not essential for right candidate.

  • Experience with RoHS/REACH requirements

  • Experience of engineering product life cycle and development phases.

  • Experience working within the Aerospace Sector

  • Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Materials Engineering (alternatives considered)

  • An understanding of how to extract technical requirements from generic roadmaps and identify where gaps apply.

  • Proven track record in managing technical projects.

  • Extensive knowledge of composite Design & manufacture (ideally GFRP)

  • Hands on experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment

  • Ability to read and understand Technical drawings/documents

  • Innovative, creative, able to generate new ideas and concepts designs using 3D and FEA simulation tools.


As a Senior Mechanical Development Engineer your main responsibilities will involve: 

  • Research into new technologies to support project developing including management and leadership of the research WPs

  • Conceptual design of products and manufacturing techniques to support bids and initial project phases.

  • Evaluation of new materials, paints and report writing

  • Preparation of test plans

  • Review of technical documentation in support of development manufacture 


    Keywords:  Development, Design, Avionics, Aerospace, Airborne Systems, RoHS, REACH, Innovative, Creative, Manufacturing, Antennas, VHF, GPS, DSP, Mechanical, Composites, Materials engineering, Paint, Adhesives, GFRP, Concept Design, Metallics, Design for Manufacture, DFM, FEA Simulation Tools


Senior Mechanical Development Engineer – Airborne Avionics Systems

Salary:  Competitive, plus bonus, flexi time, 25 days holiday, large company benefits

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire