Design Engineer

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As part of our continued support to a major OEM in the aerospace industry, we are currently looking for a number of aerospace Design Engineers with experience of Catia to support our customer projects.


This is a contract role for an initial period of 3 months, it will be working on site at the client’s facility in Bristol. Bristol offices.


The work will be inside of the IR35 regulations. The rate will depend on the experience level, seniority, etc.


Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering, quality services and management consulting for digital transformation. We help businesses harness unrelenting technological change to successfully deliver innovations that will help them gain a competitive advantage and improve the everyday lives of people around the globe.


Develop, integrate and implement technical solutions for some of our high-profile programmes of work. The Design Engineer will help to ensure designs are compliant with all relevant customer, regulatory, and airworthiness requirements and internal standards within the programme,  schedule, and manufacturing constraints.

  • Have a shared responsibility in the design of structural aircraft and helicopter components, identifying technical problems and creating technical solutions. The design engineer will be working with both metal and composite structures and different assembly techniques. The design engineer will be part of a multidisciplinary team together with analysis engineers, manufacturing engineers, cost engineers and tooling engineers.
  • Working in all phases of a programme, starting with the conceptual phase, the full-scale phase in which the detailed design is translated into product drawings/ models, up to the product maturation phase assisting with problems during manufacturing and proposing changes to the detailed design in order to contribute to weight and cost savings.
  • Work on the integration of all requirements and input from other engineering disciplines into the conceptual and detailed design, such that the product definition can be made and a cost-efficient and producible design is achieved.
  • Use a variety of methods and tools, for example CAD (experience using CATIA V5 and preferably 3DX) and PLM (Windchill, 3DX) software.


Qualification in Engineering (HND/HNC/Degree)


  • CATIA V5 (preferably 3DX)
  • PLM (Windchill, 3DX) software

Desired Skills

CAD tools like CPD and/or FiberSim.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in aerostructures design
  • Experience in designing composite structures is a preferred.


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