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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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Company : Safran Engineering Services Job field : Mechanics Location : Gloucester, Gloucestershire , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Professional, Engineer & Manager
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Job Description

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.

Safran Engineering Services, a division of Safran Electrical and Power, benefits from over 25 years of experience, providing excellence in engineering services to its customers in various markets (aerospace, automotive, rail, and ground transportation industries).

With its 3000 employees, the company includes Business Units all around the world (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Mexico, Morocco, Canada, Brazil and India) organized into competences centers combining expertise in Electrical systems, Aerostructure, Mechanical Systems, Software and Electronic Embedded Systems.

Safran Engineering Services is committed to high performance and very good employee benefits packages such as Flexible Working, Individual Pension Plan options, 8% Employer Pension, Safran Share option schemes & Attractive Career Development Plans to suit individual perspectives.


We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our growing team. The SMDE role is seen as a planning and coordination authority, through knowledge, experience and exposure to high complexity category programmes. In this role you will provide input and support to Chief Engineers.

You will need to be experienced in leading and developing others, managing workload and resources across multiple programmes concurrently, ideally within the Aerospace industry.

Key responsibilities & duties

* Planning and coordination of all design activities to ensure on time delivery
* Participate in all MER / Technical Audits
* Develop tools, processes and methods for delivery of design deliverables for project deadlines
* Reporting / Forecasting of status and updating of KPIs
* Support ITCM, PDR and CDR when required
* Audit Design engineering deliverables
Line Management for a small team

Skills & requirements

* Mechanical / Aerospace / Structural Engineering degree
* Significant experience gained in project leadership through a full programme lifecycle
* Highly proficient in Catia and PLM
* Strong ability to plan and schedule design activities across multiple design modules
* Effective communication skills, able to clearly define expectations and gain understanding
* Strong problem solving ability
* Good leadership skils to engage and motivate others
* Ability to advise and influence across functions

Specificity of the job

Hybrid role with ideal expectation of 2-3 days onsite in Gloucester
Expectation of 3 days a week onsite at Cwmbran for 3 months to learn the programme

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

England United Kingdom

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83,000
employees worldwide
27
Number of countries where Safran is located
35
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