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Design Engineer - Composites

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire, S. E. England, England

  • Sectors:

    Design & NPD

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

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    Emma White

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    2 days ago

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    Emma Bryan

Design Engineer


Southampton/Salisbury/ Basingstoke

£40,000 - £45,000


Our client is looking to add a Design Engineer to their talented team with extensive composite and Design knowledge. You will take ownership of a number of Design Projects from blue sky thinking into production. Also responsible for:

  • Transform ideas into real products and solutions,

  • Plan, manage and coordinate the execution of composite engineering projects

  • Study design brief and develop possible composite design solutions

  • Ensure that products can be made cost effectively and efficiently

  • Study, research & develop ideas for new composite products and the processes

  • Provide composite engineering support to other departments

  • Composite subject matter expert

  • Modify existing products and processes to increase efficiency or improve performance

  • DFA

  • Supply drawings & 3D modelling using CAD/ Solidworks

  • Create prototypes

  • Collect and analyse data

  • Modify and retest designs

  • Write regular progress reports and present them

  • QC procedures & assist inspection

  • Work with projects

  • Manage subcontractors

  • Develop a thorough understanding of business products and processes

  • Assist workshop for assembly or manufacture of parts where required


  • Qualified to HND/Degree level in an engineering discipline

  • Strong composite material experience

  • Blue sky thinking approach

  • Ambitious and innovative

  • Must possess a sound knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and product design processes

  • Strong working in a team

  • Maths and IT skills

  • Commercial awareness

  • Excellent IT skills (Solidworks and MS Office)


  • Aerospace experience

  • Management, leadership or the desire to lead would be an advantage

  • 5-10 years' experience

  • Project management experience

We are currently recruiting a Composites Design Engineer for a prestigious award winning Aerospace business. They are for excellent with development and training and offer strong career development as their business grows.

They are looking to bring someone into their successful team immediately.


  • £40,000

  • Pension

  • Holidays

  • Excellent development