Position: Design Engineer (Mechanical)

Location: Fairoaks Airport, UK

Salary: £ Highly Competitive (dependent on experience)


Job Information:

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer to join our existing team at Fairoaks. The Design Engineer will be responsible for a variety of tasks associated with the preparation of various aspects of mechanical related design and certification data.

Main Responsibilities of Position:

The scope of design, certification and project management activities will depend on the engineer’s level of experience and qualifications; all activities will be agreed and approved by the Head of Design. These activities will include:

  • Preparation of design documents
  • Preparation of design drawings
  • Liaison with customers to address design requirements/delivery dates/queries
  • Checking drawings and/or documents
  • Maintaining an awareness of current aeronautical practices/issues
  • Continued professional development: attending training courses, seminars, etc.
  • Ensuring that all design procedures are adhered to
  • Assisting with customer quotations where requested
  • Adhering to project timescales/time management of own projects/cost tracking
  • Participating with EASA audits
  • Developing internal procedures and processes
  • On-site aircraft surveys
  • Approval of external testing facilities
  • Peer group training, e.g. mentoring new staff, developing existing staff knowledge
  • Liaison with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) or tasked National Aviation Authority (NAA)
  • Addressing in-service difficulty reports/design queries after completion of a design
  • Providing on-site assistance to aircraft maintenance staff


The Person:

Working with the Head of Design to improve company design procedures, to resolve issues resulting from EASA audits of the design department and to improve the scope of the design department, so as to increase the company’s design capability and productivity, including any other associated tasks as deemed necessary to support/improve the company’s design activities. The design engineer may be required to represent the company at meetings with customers and/or aviation authorities.

 Detailed Requirements for the Position:

Detailed mechanical design processes, including but not limited to:

  • Material selection
  • Fasteners
  • Surface treatment
  • Environmental testing requirements


  • Structural substantiation reports
  • Reviewing equipment approvals, e.g. TSO, ETSO
  • Weight and balance schedule amendment instructions
  • Air test/post flight evaluation requirements

Please note this role includes outside work as well as working at heights and driving vehicles.  There is an element of lone/out of hours working – and from time to time, you may be required to travel on Company business.

Based – Fairoaks

Salary – dependent on experience, full benefits apply.  This will be discussed at interview.

Company Benefits include: Pension, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Travel Insurance, Group Health Scheme. 

To apply for this position, please EMAIL your current CV to us stating the particular position you are interested in.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. However, please note that due to the nature of our work and our location, on occasion we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have the right to live and work in the European Union or who cannot provide a Basic Scotland Disclosure.

We do not accept applications or speculative approaches from agencies.