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Lead Design Engineer 5830

Lead Design Engineer


Location:  Nailsworth

Hours:  Full-Time Monday to Friday

Salary:  Up to £50,000 DOE + Benefits


Our client manufacture world-class aviation re-fuelling systems, at our site in Nailsworth, Stroud.

When it comes to quality, performance, reliability, we accept nothing less than the best, this is why we attract some of the world’s largest airports, oil companies and military organisations as our customer base.


Key Responsibilities of a Lead Design Engineer


  • Managing a team of design engineers
  • Design and detailing of Aircraft Refuelling vehicles and associated equipment
  • Creation of engineering proposals
  • Generation of tender documents from customer specifications
  • Selection of components, compilation of BOMs and costings
  • Communication of preliminary designs to both Sales & the customer
  • Preparation of 3D CAD data & 2D manufacturing drawings using Inventor & AutoCAD
  • Project management of contracts from concept through to delivery


Key Skills of a Lead Design Engineer


  • Candidates must have a minimum of an HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering or MEng / BEng in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in a design role in an engineering environment
  • Knowledge of sheet metal, welding, fabrication and GD&T
  • Experience using 2D & 3D CAD packages specifically AutoCAD & Inventor and data management software (AutoDesk Vault)
    An understanding of fluid dynamics, pneumatics and hydraulic systems
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work to short deadlines


To be considered for this role, please email your CV to or call Zee Powell on 01453 755330.


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