Senior Design & Development Engineer

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LOCATION: Hingham, Norfolk
SALARY: Competitive
HOURS: Full time/permanent - 38 hours per week (Mon – Thurs: 8hrs/ Fri: 6 hrs – finish early)

About the role

As a Senior Design and Development Engineer, you will work closely with other Mirus functional teams and external stakeholders to ensure effective & efficient design and development, including Design for Manufacture & Assembly, cost, weight, reliability and performance.

In your role as our Senior Design & Development Engineer, you will:

  • Act as a senior member of the engineering team, championing best practice, developing less experienced colleagues and providing effective support to your line manager, deputising when required.
  • Apply professional expertise & judgement appropriately to deliver engineering programmes, using own initiative and with minimal supervision, independently identifying issues & risks & proactively coming up with solutions to overcome them, while escalating issues and risks to management in a timely manner when necessary.
  • Support the engineering management team in identifying and implementing improvements to engineering processes systems and tools to maximise the efficiency, quality of output and agility of the engineering team.
  • Take ownership for the design & development of key modules of the seat system achieving comfort, reliability, performance, aesthetic, cost & weight targets.
  • Work closely with suppliers to develop the design, taking into consideration supplier capability and piece cost, as well as identifying & exploiting opportunities for technical or commercial advantage.
  • Continually drive the design towards DFM (design for manufacture) and DFA (design for assembly).
  • Produce high quality 3D & 2D design definition using Solidworks and PDM, along with supporting documentation.

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:

  • 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 developing product in an aircraft seating environment
  • Experience of working on structural mechanical product development programmes in a design, manufacturing and test environment

Desirable:

  • Experience in the latest manufacturing techniques such as injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machining from solid

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
  • A team player

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 Senior Design & Development Engineer position.  Come on a journey with us and be part of making a positive and impactful difference!

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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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.