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Design Manager

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sectors:

    Design & NPD

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum

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    Emma White

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    24 days ago

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    Emma Bryan

Design Manager

Aerospace / Defence


North West- Manchester/ Warrington/Blackburn

The Role

My Aerospace client is looking for a mechanically bias Design Manager just outside of Manchester to join their team. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing a small team of both permanent and contract engineers

  • Manging design deliverables

  • Lead process improvement activities

  • Technical Authority for the business, knowledge and understanding of CE marking

  • Any hands on mechanical engineering work necessary

  • Authorise and approve design specifications and modifications

  • Uphold design compliance to standards both internally and nationally

  • Management of assigned area

  • Develop new technologies

  • Manage budgets

  • Forecasting

  • Manage design data within the company computer systems

  • Attend project reviews

  • Customer facing / face to face meeting

  • Ensure documentation is up to date

The Person


  • Aerospace /Defence experience

  • 5+ years' experience in a Senior Design Engineer role

  • Hands on mechanical design engineering

  • Experience with CAD Software - SolidWorks, Inventor, PDM, Vault

  • Chartered engineer

  • NPI experience

  • Ability to carry out and check engineering calculations

  • Good communications skill across a range of different stakeholders and departments


  • Knowledge of Stress Analysis, Hydraulics, Pneumatics would be an advantage

The Company

The company are market leaders in their field with a diverse product portfolio of Aerospace & Defence products with an order book in place for the foreseeable and the ability to offer genuine progression in the future!

The Package