Lead Engineer

Coventry £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 012645

A leading design and manufacturer of composite components to the aerospace sector has a new vacancy for a Lead Engineer. A qualified senior engineer you will lead a team in the development of new composite products and must have a good understanding of product design, verification and certification.


Commutable from: Coventry, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coventry, Tamworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick.

Salary: £ 40,000 – £ 50,000 p.a. + benefits

Suitable for: Lead Development Engineer, Lead Engineer, Principal Engineer, Head of Design, Senior Engineer, Design Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Development Engineer.


The Role

Working on a number of cutting-edge composite programmes for aerospace & defence applications, you will lead the development team in the advancement of current programmes to drive R&D, design through to qualification and certification.

Your role will involve design, developing and improving manufacturing processes to high levels of quality and consistency, introducing standard operating procedures, designing and implementing new tooling, testing of composite materials and products for both quality and qualification purposes.

You will be expected to work in a team to control projects to individual quality, cost and timing objectives and be able to work in and coordinate across other teams to achieve this. You will provide engineering solutions to new and existing products.


The Candidate

Candidates must be qualified to degree level in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and have proven manufacturing or development engineering experience. An understanding of composites would be beneficial but not essential.

Applicants must also have good CAD skills, be well organised and be able to cope with multiple tasks and priorities. Familiarity with certification requirements for aircraft structures, systems or components and the AS9100 quality standards is also highly desirable.


For more information send a CV to: Alex Hodgkins
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