Applications Engineering Manager

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LOCATION: Hingham, Norfolk (NR9) – Office based role
DEPARTMENT: Engineering / Applications
SALARY: Competitive
TYPE: Full time/permanent - 38 hours per week (Mon – Thurs: 8hrs/ Fri: 6 hrs – finish early)

About the role

As a crucial and valuable member of the applications engineering team, you and the team will cover a broad array of responsibilities. Primarily to customize, reconfigure and deliver to our customers seating projects to a high quality, on time and to a budget.  Customers will include OEMs, including Airbus and Boeing, airlines and integrators.

The applications team will also be responsible for configuration management of our seating products through managing and maintaining released modules of the seat to maximize agility and accuracy when reconfiguring seats for customer projects, along with being responsible for engineering support.  This will include sales support, through proposed solutions, LOPAs, NRE estimates, production support and product support, i.e supporting our customers with any technical issues or requests.

In your role as our Applications Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the Applications Engineering Team, including determining and setting goals and objectives for the department that supports the business objectives.
  • Promote and drive personal development for all individuals within the Engineering team.
  • Manage the co-ordination of engineering delivery. Driving the engineering team to ensure the delivery of Engineering programmes, products & services to schedule, agreed budgets and required quality levels.
  • Provide input into the business planning budget cycle within area of accountability for engineering, including sizing and shaping the team to deliver the business needs.
  • Support the Sales Team and bid process through providing a technical steer and an assessment of risk, engineering cost and timing.
  • Act as a change catalyst within the business driving functional and business excellence for Engineering. Driving the implementation of process improvement initiatives to deliver opportunities to the engineering team.
  • Deliver team growth through driving recruitment and identifying and utilising internal talent
  • Provide effective technical product support to our customers and production support to our suppliers and production lines.

About you

To help Mirus continue our journey of growth, you will bring your expertise within an technical application engineering capacity, a passion for and drive to manage people effectively, have a personable managerial style, an innovative, problem solver with the ability to deal with conflict along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • Leadership – Provides steer to the engineering team and looks for opportunities for talented individuals ensuring they have sufficient support to be successful
  • Commercial and Technical Insight
  • Strong Mechanical or related Engineering degree
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and managing a team of engineers and experience of technical product ownership
  • Experience working within aircraft interiors/aircraft seating
  • Experience in delivering complex and highly regulated products to customers and OEMs
  • Extensive experience from an aviation, automotive or other relevant sectors
  • Extensive experience in a mechanical engineering related field utilising CAD for product definition.
  • Experience in the use and configuration of PDM (product data management) software.


  • Chartered Engineer
  • Extensive experience in aircraft seating
  • Experience in developing and implementing best-practice methodologies
  • Experience of integrating and certifying a product onto an aircraft interior
  • MS Project experience and capability

Personal skills / attributes:

  • High level of competence in planning, organising, prioritising.
  • A strong influencer, negotiator and confident relationship builder
  • An organised, planned, yet flexible approach to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities

Eligible to work in the UK and ability to work flexible hours

We really want to hear from you, so don’t miss your opportunity to join our community of passionate and exceptional people who challenge the accepted norm! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and be a part of a company that values your skills and contributions, we encourage you to apply for our Applications Engineering Manager position.  Come on a journey with us and be part of shaping the future!

Please kindly note, at this moment in time we are respectfully not engaging with any agencies for our roles.

About the company

Founded in 2015, Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd has grown rapidly to become a leading aircraft seating OEM, with operations in the UK, Malaysia and China.   We seek excellence at every step, from conception to delivery and beyond.


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way, by those who dare to challenge the accepted norm.”

Ben McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

We believe form, function, innovation, sustainability, and the best possible passenger experience are all mutual cornerstones of success when putting pen to paper on a new design and delivering to our airline customers.

Along with our proven record of delivering large and small scale OEM and airline retrofit programs to some of the biggest names in the industry, we are committed to bringing the highest quality seating and unparalleled service to our customers.

Our benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • Enhanced Pension – up to 8% contribution (4% Employee/ 4% Employer)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • An additional day off on or around your birthday
  • Christmas shut down
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Long Service Award
  • Agile working – flexibility around start and finish times in line with our policy
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Training and development – Support, coaching and guidance from a team of industry leading renowned specialists
  • Generous Family Friendly Benefits
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • SimplyHealth – helps cover every day healthcare costs such as eye tests and dental check-ups, as well as providing mental health support and access to GP services
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Free on-site parking
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