Lead Design Engineer

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Location: Reading, UK
Department: Engineering
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full time/permanent - 38 hours per week (Mon – Thurs: 8hrs/ Fri: 6 hrs – finish early)

About the role

As a Lead Design Engineer, you will be integral in leading a team of engineers, providing technical supervision, guidance, and coordination to effectively and efficiently deliver multiple engineering tasks, products, and projects, ensuring they adhere to required programme timings, specification, budget, product cost, weight, and quality as well as being integral in supporting the Engineering management team in the day-to-day operation and continual development of the Engineering department.


In your role as our Lead Design Engineer, you will:

  • be responsible for the technical sign-off of engineering changes and design releases generated within your team, utilise, maintain and support the use and development of a PDM system to aid the control, release, and output of engineering data.
  • have the opportunity to carry out aircraft seating design, investigation, and engineering work utilising Catia V5/ Solidworks
  • help ensure that designs are carried out in accordance with the relevant EASA, FAA and Airframe Specifications, and achieve Certification as efficiently as possible and assist in making sure the design meets the aesthetic and technical ambitions of the customer.

About you

To help Mirus continue our journey of growth, you will bring your expertise within a design engineering capacity, a passion for problem solving and drive for operational excellence along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • A Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent)
  • Proficient user of CAD and PDM systems with experience of best practice modelling and drawing techniques including G, D&T
  • Experience of working on mechanical product delivery programmes in a design, and manufacturing environment
  • Managerial skills and experience of leading a small team


  • Experience of delivering aircraft interiors product that is compliant to the airframe spec and CAA, EASA & FAA regulatory requirements

Personal skills / attributes:

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to propose innovative ideas
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

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 Lead Design Engineer position.  Come on a journey with us and be part of shaping the future of excellence!

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.

About our benefits

  • 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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At Mirus, we’re committed to creating a welcoming environment for all applicants. If you require any reasonable adjustments during your interview process, please let us know.