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Composite Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  46163
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Shepshed Group (1120)

Loughborough, LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9NH



Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”.

These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 11,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe



The Composite Design Engineer will report to the Mechanical Design Group Team Leader, the candidate shall have an engineering background in the aerospace or automotive industry and would have been involved in the design and/or stress analysis of composite components from concepts to certification. It is envisaged that the candidate would have a minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience.  The skills set requirements and responsibilities for the position are listed below.  

Core Responsibilities


  • Develops comprehensive technical services across the business and supports the process of new business development
  • Provides accurate and timely evaluation of the cost structure for new business opportunities and proposes technical solutions
  • Generation of manufacturing drawings, generation of qualification plans, QTPs and QTRs etc
  • Attend internal and external design reviews and work as part of a small team
  • Develops item master data, cost structure, tooling and identifies capital equipment requirements to support a quality engineered and cost effective bid
  • Supports program plans in terms of manufacturing engineering issues and assists operations In insuring that new business items are successfully transferred into production
  • Conducts and supports discovery and validation of engineering research
  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Designing aerospace composite and hybrid structures to customer requirement specifications to programme and budget.
  • Generation of manufacturing drawings, generation of qualification plans, QTPs and QTRs etc.
Key Skills and Attributes


  • An education to degree / HND level in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • Demonstration of competence in the design and/or analysis of fibre reinforced composite materials
  • Familiar with aerospace composite design methodologies and best practice
  • Proficient in the use of CAD systems, preferably CATIA V5
  • Good communication skills and presentation  and able to work within a small team with a willingness to learn


Preferred Skills


  • Experience in the stress analysis of composite components using FEA software such as NASTRAN, ANSYS or HYPERWORKS
  • Familiar with military and civil certification requirements for aerospace structures
  • The generation of detailed manufacturing drawings to BS8888 and ASME Y14.5
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques for fibre reinforced plastic and thermoplastic materials
  • Knowledge of anti-icing and de-icing of structures for the aerospace industry

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