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Mechanical Design Engineer

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GB, GL51 6SR
MCS Onshore

About the role
Here at Babcock International, we're looking to recruit a Mechanical Design Engineer.

You will be based in our Design Office at Gloucestershire Airport near Cheltenham.

Babcock Design and Completions conducts in house design, manufacture, installation, test and certification activities for modifications to Civil and Military Aeroplanes and Helicopters including Major Avionics upgrades, Special Mission conversions and Mission Equipment, External Loads and Night Vision Cockpit conversion.

You'll work closely with the Project Management team. Our core design is mission systems and integration for Police forces and also civilian aircraft (e.g. Western Power Distribution Mission System). Prevalently EC135, EC145 AW139 aircrafts.

Babcock is an international aerospace, defence and security company. We have a world-leading naval business and provide critical services across the UK, France, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Our purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our vision for working here is that Babcock will be a place where everyone feels they belong; and where everyone feels respected, included and supported. We have a new Executive Team, a new HR Leadership Team, a new business strategy, operating model and we're embedding a more agile, collaborative and people-focused culture.

We want Babcock to be an inclusive place to work where difference is valued, where everyone can thrive, give their best and fulfil their potential. We want a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of wider society and to be a business that inspires and shapes the communities in which we operate. That's where you come in.

You'll serve a key role within the team and will be involved throughout the entire project lifecycle; from initial proposal and costing, through concept, design and delivery. You'll be responsible for the creation of high quality, accurate design data delivered on time and to budget.

The main tasks associated with the role are:
* Production of part, assembly and installation drawings using Solid Works in compliance with the Design Office Handbook (DOH) and relevant Certification Basis e.g. CS-27.
* Provision of support to the avionics/electrical design engineers in matters relating to mechanical/structural design.
* Provision of support to the production and installation engineers in matters relating to mechanical/structural design.
* Carry out aircraft surveys to define design solutions as required.
* As a key member of a small and dynamic team, you must have the ability to support wider business activities, such as design, certification and production planning where required.

Our team consists of 2x Certifying Engineers, 2x Electrical Designers, 2x Mechanical Designers (in which we now need a third person with leading responsibilities), Chief of Office of Airworthiness and Head of Design.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll need HNC / HND / Degree in a relevant engineering subject, knowledge of and the ability to select, appropriate mechanical/structural techniques and solutions for aerospace applications e.g. fuselage hard-points, cabin structures. It would be beneficial if you have experience working within an Aerospace Design Office.

Would also like you to hold experience in the following:
* Knowledge of aerospace structural manufacturing processes
* Ability to work to a high and consistent level of accuracy.
* Conceptual structures/mechanical design.
* Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.).
* Experience of the full design life-cycle from conception to delivery of the design package.

What else do I need to know?
* The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance
All applications should be made online using PC, Laptop or Mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please click here. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 12/09/2021

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