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Lead Designer

Lead Designer

Job title: Lead Designer
Contract type: Contract
Location: Bristol
Salary: £38 - £48 per hour
Start date: 2022-06-08
Reference: BH-17936
Contact name: Lauren Weller
Contact email:
Published: 16 days ago

Job description

Our client in Filton is looking for a Lead Structures Designer to join them for a 6 month contract.

You will ideally hold approver status although non-approvers will also be considered as well.



• Responsible for the delivery of Design engineering tasks and projects to quality, working with both the Technical and Project leaders to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget. Technical steering of internal designer, sub-contract, suppliers and partners.

• Lead Design investigations where required to enable DFM milestones to be met to time, cost & quality.

• Integration of the solutions within the Wing as well as other systems and structures of the Aircraft.

• Exploring the best of existing capabilities from around the business and outside of the company to maximize re-use of knowledge and to inspire new ways of doing things.

• Technical risk identification and mitigation support.

• Innovation in design and solution of technical challenges.

• Working in a multi-disciplinary team (ME, Systems Installation, Procurement, Quality, Programme etc) to deliver an optimised solution for the business/customer.


Skills and experience required

• Experience of the detailed development of metallic or composite structures.

• Worked closely with manufacturing to translate your designs into products and understand the key manufacturing processes, their limitations and the impact design decisions have on the product cost.

• A high level of proficiency with Catia V5 or V6.

• A delegation of Design Check and/or Design Approve or are on a path to delegation.

• Knowledge of product structures, 2D/3D definition dossiers and configuration management.


Other Information

Contract role

Duration: 6 months

Location: Filton

Rate: £38-£49ph DOE


Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.


Keywords: Lead design, aerospace, design approver, design check, design checker

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