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Gama Aviation

Senior Design Engineer (Mechanical)

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Gama Aviation
Aviation / Aerospace Manufacturing
Fairoaks Airport, UK


Job Information:

The successful candidate will work with the Head of Design to improve company design procedures, resolve issues resulting from EASA design department audits and improve the scope of the design department, so as to increase the company’s design capability and productivity. They will have 5 years’ experience within an EASA Design Organisation Environment, 2 years of which will have been producing drawings and reports. They will be responsible for a variety of tasks associated with the preparation of various aspects of mechanical related design and certification data together with the ability to supervise staff.

Main responsibilities include:

Preparation of design documents

Preparation of design drawings

Liaison with customers to address design requirements/delivery dates/queries

Checking drawings and/or documents

Maintaining an awareness of current aeronautical practices/issues

Continued professional development: attending training courses, seminars, etc.

Ensuring that all design procedures are adhered to

Assisting with customer quotations where requested

Adhering to project timescales/time management of own projects/cost tracking

Participating with EASA audits

Developing internal procedures and processes

On-site aircraft surveys

Approval of external testing facilities

Peer group training, e.g. mentoring new staff, developing existing staff knowledge

Liaison with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) or tasked National Aviation Authority (NAA)

Addressing in-service difficulty reports/design queries after completion of a design

Providing on-site assistance to aircraft maintenance staff

Supervision and co-ordination of design engineers (mechanical).

Ensuring the design engineering team (mechanical) deliver completed projects on-time and within agreed budgets.

To carry out annual staff appraisals, set key objectives and operating plans, monitor progress throughout year.


The Person:

All applicants should have as a minimum completed a further education course (BTEC National/ONC/HNC, etc.) in a Mechanical Engineering discipline and be proficient in Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD mechanical and Microsoft office packages.

Detailed mechanical design processes, including but not limited to:

Material selection


Surface treatment

Environmental testing requirements

Structural substantiation reports

Reviewing equipment approvals, e.g. TSO, ETSO

Weight and balance schedule amendment instructions

Air test/post flight evaluation requirements

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Based at Fairoaks.

Salary is dependent on experience and will be discussed at interview. Full Company benefits apply.

To apply for this position, please EMAIL your current CV to us stating the particular position you are interested in.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. However, please note that due to the nature of our work and our location, on occasion we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have the right to live and work in the European Union or who cannot provide a Basic Scotland Disclosure.

We do not accept applications or speculative approaches from agencies.