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Senior Composite Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  41128
Business Unit:  AS Loughborough Polymer Seals (1110)

Loughborough, LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9EQ

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

Role Summary


The Senior 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.   


The successful candidate will be responsible for designing aerospace composite and hybrid structures to customer requirement specifications to programme and budget. Other responsibilities include the generation of manufacturing drawings, generation of qualification plans, QTPs and QTRs etc.

The successful candidate will be required to attend internal and external design reviews  and work as part of a small team.

Core Responsibilities


  • Provides extended expertise in the design, development aerospace structual components
  • Participates in engineering activities to define product requirements, create designs, perform simulation testing
  • Performs mechanical component development and integration, while using Computer-Aided-Design concepts
  • Works as part of the Mechanical Engineering Team to meet high level of engineering standards per design specifications
  • Uses existing procedures to solve a range of problems; analyzes information and standard practices to make judgments
  • Solves a variety of mechanical engineering issues and improves existing designs
  • Performs value analysis during the product design phase while optimizing product development costs
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities




  • 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
  • Proficient in the use of CAD systems, preferably CATIA V5
  • Good communication skills and able to work within a small team with a willingness to learn




  • 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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