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Structural Designer Lead –

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Structural Designer Lead

Location: Warton

Salary: £52,084 - £57,344

What you’ll be doing:

    Leading the initial preliminary ‘Structural Layout’ of theAir Vehicle concept and configuration and liaising with other stakeholders

      Producing and issuing Airframe engineering design data to meet project requirements in line with design standards, whilst maintaining quality, cost and schedule adherence

        Undertaking formal independent quality engineering Approval of others design data, to ensure compliance with project standards

          Identifying product technical risks and associated mitigation plans

            Responsible for a number of direct reports, strategic planning, day to day tasking, mentoring, performance reviews and development

            Your skills and experiences:


              Proven experience of design within the Aerospace industry including approving designs

                Experience of using 3D CAD

                  Demonstrable ability to lead and manage a diverse group of stakeholders to coordinate activities


                    Background in Aeronautical Engineering and an understanding of the main phases of an airframe design product lifecycle

                      Experience using CATIA V5 or equivalent toolset

                        Experience of integrating product development in a multi-stakeholder environment


                        You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                        Concept Design Team:

                        Would you like to play a part in the development of advanced combat aircraft products and technologies, developing your design skills and capabilities whilst working in an agile and collaborative business environment? We currently have vacancies for Airframe Design Engineers at our UK sites

                        You will be part of a team producing the airframe product definition to satisfy a set of multidisciplinary system functional requirements, taking account of safety, cost, manufacturing, in-service support and other considerations. You will develop skills within Concept & Configuration Design, Structural Design (Metallic & Composite), Mechanical Systems Design, Fluid Systems Design, Electrical Circuits and Electrical Installation Design, Build & In-Service Design Support

                        This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop your career working on leading-edge programmes such as Tempest, Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II with opportunities for career progression within the team or wider business.

                        Why BAE Systems?

                        This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

                        We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

                        Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.