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Airframe Mechanical Design Engineer - flexible working available

BAE Systems
£30951 - £38690 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job title: Airframe Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Prestwick (South Ayrshire) / Hybrid

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £30,951 - £38,690 (Commensurate with skills and experience)


What you'll be doing:

  • Producing and issuing Airframe engineering design data to meet project requirements in line with design standards, whilst maintaining quality, cost and schedule adherence
  • Verifying design data after completion and prior to a formal independent check to ensure compliance with project standards
  • Liaising with other engineering and project areas in a collaborative environment in developing design solutions
  • Identifying product technical risks and associated mitigation plans
  • Evaluating and resolving design problems and supporting the generation of resulting modifications and changes
  • Adhering to all relevant project standards and procedures


Your skills and experiences:


  • HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Experience of Design within industry and/or within course in which you gained a suitable academic qualification
  • Experience using 3D & 2D CAD


  • Background in Aeronautical Engineering and an understanding of the main phases of an airframe design product lifecycle
  • Experience using CATIA V5 or equivalent toolset
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary integrated product development environment



You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


The Typhoon Airframe Team:

An exciting and rewarding opportunity for an Airframe Mechanical Design Engineer has arisen within the Typhoon Airframe Team at Prestwick, South Ayrshire.

As an Airframe Design Engineer, you will be part of a team producing the airframe product definition to satisfy a set of multidisciplinary system functional requirements, taking account of safety, cost, manufacturing, in-service support and other considerations. You will ultimately play a part in the ongoing development and build of the Typhoon combat aircraft product, developing your design skills and capabilities whilst working in an agile and collaborative business environment?

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop your career working on leading-edge programmes within the Typhoon team, with opportunities for career progression within the team or wider business.


Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments."

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


Closing Date: 3rd July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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