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Senior Design Engineer


Leighton Buzzard, CBF, GB

Requisition ID:  443668

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions based at our Leighton Buzzard facility, including a Senior Design Engineer.   


Reporting to the Engineering Project Lead, the Senior Design Engineer researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy.


Key responsibilities include –

  • The design and detail modelling of a variety of suite components in order to meet the programme requirements
  • The creation of Service Bulletins, Repair Schemes and Service Letters that meets the customers modifications or repair needs and that conform to EASA requirements through our DOA procedures
  • Managing and meeting cost and weight targets
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with customers and suppliers, translating technical information (Airbus, Boeing, Sukhoi and other Commercial airlines)
  • Participating in Design Reviews throughout each phase of the New Product Introduction process
  • The selection and application of materials and processes appropriate to each design element
  • Ensuring the successful integration of each design element with the product as a whole
  • Following and contributing to the development of the Best Practice guidelines as laid out in Quality documentation
  • Checking engineering packages
  • Generating and/or revising specifications
  • Participating in the validation of the product (using such methods as prototyping, test, DFMEA)
  • Compiling compliance matrix to customer specification requirements
  • Guiding, mentoring and advising other design engineering staff
  • To help produce engineering quotes to specifications or customer repair demands
  • Any other reasonable duties

The Ideal candidate will have the following –


  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • The ability to work with a low level of supervision and intervention
  • Sufficient engineering capability and experience to create effective engineered solutions based on interior design experience of Aircraft Galleys, Crew rests and other related monuments
  • Competent user of the incumbent CAD and data management systems
  • MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A working knowledge of the various methods of manufacture to be employed such as: Machining, Casting, Vacuum forming, Injection moulding, Composite materials, Trim and finish


A good understanding of:

  • manufacturing capabilities and limitations
  • methods of assembly employed by Operations
  • material selection
  • protective treatments
  • best practice for the integration of mechanical and electrical systems

The following would be an advantage –

Previous experience of using Unigraphics or Catia v5


A good understanding of:

  • aircraft interior architecture with a working knowledge of Boeing, Airbus requirements
  • effective application of tolerances and G D & T
  • awareness of the certification framework within which the work is undertaken
  • the companies change control process

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