New Product Introduction - NPI Design Engineer

Key information

Design, Passenger Experience
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Bristol or aylesbury , England, UK
Regular Full time, Full-time

Job description

In order to develop and expand the capabilities of SAFRAN Engineering Services in the UK, a Design Engineer vacancy is open to support developments of Aerospace Cabin interior activities - based in either South Wales/Bristol area or Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Key Responsibilities:
Define design solutions for new components / assemblies and modifications to existing components (Composites mainly and, metallic).
Optimise the design solution selected for each component / assembly, based on the correct balance of cost, quality, manufacturability, serviceability and performance.
To provide evidence of design compliance with Customer / Technical specifications.
To produce engineering schemes, models and drawings for components / assemblies in line with the requirements of the Programme.
Prepare drawings and other engineering data required for the manufacturing of the product and data submittal to the customer.
Produce ECNs (Engineering Change Notice) as required to support manufacturing, customers, quality, and certification.
Design to mandatory regulatory requirements, customer and company specifications.
To provide structured problem solving (8D) support to manufacturing areas and to resolve any identified design issues.
Produce innovative, intelligent designs for production in a timely manner with respect to the project schedule, while optimizing ease of manufacturing, cost, weight, and function.
To promote and contribute to initiatives aimed at improving the performance of Design and the Business.
Support liaison during initial production of new product designs to prevent and/or solve any engineering issue that may arise.
Collaborate with Supply Chain to examine supplier lead times, costs and availability for parts and tooling necessary to manufacture the product being designed.
Ensure own quality of deliveries. Verify, check and sign off on Program co-workers' engineering drawings.
Specify parts and materials under guidance from the Project Engineer.
To work rigorously to customer group procedures.
Participate to progress review meetings with the project team
Support the planning definition (estimation of required time to perform tasks)

Job requirements

Degree level or equivalent, MSc preferred, with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Design of Composite and metallic components.

Essential skills:
Excellent knowledge of Aerospace Cabin Interior Systems (Galleys, Seats,..)
Excellent knowledge of computerized design and analysis methods (CATIA V5)
Experience with GD&T, (tolerance stack up)
Good experience of aerospace Composite (honeycomb) /Metallic materials and manufacturing processes
Good knowledge of Microsoft office
Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PDM)Customer focused/Ability to establish credibility with internal and external customers
Understanding of stress principles
Awareness of A/C industry standards, regulations and qualification requirements
Good English verbal and written communication skills
Able to work to tight, demanding deadlines and customer demands
Ability to work effectively within an integrated project team

Specificity of the job

If applying for a position in Aylesbury, some initial travel to South West is envisage for first few months initially

Company information

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Engineering Services offers high-technology engineering services in the fields of aerospace, energy and ground transportation. Building on 30 years' experience, the company relies on 3,000 engineers dotted across nine countries worldwide.

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