Senior Specialist Engineer - Mechanical Design

2019-08-12T11:19:03.69

Key information

Mechanics
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Pitstone, England, UK
Regular Full time, Full-time
2019-76263

Job description

Job purpose:
Propose original concept solutions to design challenges on new generation generator and starter generator products and to develop these into robust manufacturable detail designs.
Lead the design activities on projects, providing design deliverables on time for the project and supervising more junior staff as required.

Principal accountabilities;

  • • To lead the Design engineering activities on R and T projects from the concept stage through development and qualification test and into technology readiness.
  • • The production of Design Schemes, including CAD models, assemblies and 2D drawings for concept and detail designs of electrical machines.
  • • To carry out design calculations such as interference fits, thermal growths, hoop and tensile stresses, thread loadings and tolerance analysis to support concept and detail designs.
  • • To liaise closely with other project team members such as stress, manufacturing, sourcing and configuration with respect to new designs or design changes.
  • • Operate in accordance with the Safran Electrical & Power Product Introduction Process (PIP) and lead the necessary gateway reviews. Be able to provide PIP process guidance to more junior designers.
  • • The production of design assurance documentation including ERN's and Design Reports
  • • The production and maintenance of design monitors spreadsheets such as performance, cost and weight.
  • • The production and maintenance of parts lists as defined by latest CAD assemblies.
  • • To agree monthly milestone targets to support project needs and timescales. Monitor progress and ensure satisfactory milestone compliance.
  • • To arrange and run design reviews in accordance with Safran Electrical & Power design procedure.
  • • To support the Lead Engineer to ensure the technical integrity of the product and that it meets all performance, reliability, cost and safety requirements.
  • • Provide support to other team members in completion of their activities.

Job requirements

  • • A Mechanical, Automotive or Aeronautical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • • Must be self-sufficient and largely self-motivated.
  • • Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal means to all levels of staff e.g. direct reports, interact with other Engineering teams and the external customer.
  • • Ability to work under pressure to meet program deadlines
  • • Extensive Design experience esp. rotating equipment, shaft, bearings seals, structures etc.
  • • Experienced state of the art 3D CAD software.
  • • Good working knowledge of MS Software i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
  • • Knowledge of electrical machines
  • • Must have an understanding of engineering materials and production methods relevant to them.
  • • Must be able to produce designs with consideration of design to cost, and ease of manufacture and assembly.
  • • Good time management, proactive with an ability to prioritise.
  • • Must have the ability to plan work efficiently to meet agreed monthly milestone tasks.
  • • Must be able to produce and deliver technical presentations to employees and customers at any level.


  • • Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview process

Specificity of the job

As required

Company information

Safran Electrical & Power

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 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

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 Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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