Role details

Senior Design Engineer

Crawley   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Design Engineer role with a rapidly expanding, innovative business
  • Aircraft seating design, investigation and concept engineering work

About Our Client

Acro Aircraft Seating are an innovative, award winning and rapidly expanding business. They are already one of the world's leading integrated manufacturers of aircraft seating, fusing ergonomic design with comfort and simplicity. They have a proven track record of delivering leading edge seating systems to the aircraft industry in short lead times. Their core design values of simplicity, elegance, honesty and intuitiveness applied in the design and manufacture of their specialist products serve a number of OEMs, aircraft manufacturers and airlines across the globe.

Job Description

As a Senior Design Engineer, reporting to the Lead Engineer, you will lead a team of engineers and be technically responsible for the products that you and your team are engineering. You will ensure a right first time culture within your team and ensure that projects are delivered on time to the highest possible quality. Further responsibilities will include;

  • Provide technical guidance and co-ordination to the design team and to have technical sign off of engineering changes and design releases generated within your team
  • To utilise, maintain and to support the use and development of a PDM system to aid the control, release and output of engineering data
  • Support the Lead Design Engineer in the day to day running of your design engineering team
  • Carry out aircraft seating design, investigation and concept engineering work utilising Catia V5
  • Ensure that designs are carried out in accordance with the relevant EASA, FAA and Airframe Specifications
  • Ensure the design meets the aesthetic and technical ambitions of the customer
  • Be an effective communicator to ensure departmental requirements are met
  • To liaise direct with OEM's, Aircraft Manufacturers and Key suppliers.

The Successful Applicant

Applicants for the Senior Design Engineer role will have;


  • Strong Mechanical or related Engineering degree
  • A proven track record of engineering design
  • A proven track record of leading/managing/supervising a team of engineers and demonstrable experience of technical product ownership
  • Have extensive experience from an aviation or automotive sector (candidates from outside of these sectors will be considered)
  • Extensive experience of a mechanical engineering related field utilising CAD for product manufacturing
  • Must be capable of undertaking fundamental engineering hand calculations for example, stress analysis and reaction calculations
  • The ability to analyse problems and recommend a course of action
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques
  • Extensive 3D CAD capability and experience, preferably Catia V5


  • SmarTeam or other PDM experience
  • Finite Element Analysis experience
  • Experience in working within an Aviation seating sector
  • MS Project experience and capability
  • Experience of developing and implementing best practice methodologies

What's on Offer

c£45,000 DOE plus benefits

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