Design Engineer- Aerospace Turbines (Derby)

£35 - £40 per hour

Ford & Stanley – The Recruitment Experts are seeking Design Engineers to join a leading global Manufacturing company that have been supporting their customers in the UK and Worldwide for over 60 years.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to work for a company who over the last 60 years have become the global leaders in their manufacturing field. This is a company that are forward thinking and are always looking at ways to expand their service offerings.

You will be carrying out challenging programmes of work on state of the art aircraft engines. This role offers the opportunity to develop your skills, experience and knowledge.

You will be capable of progressing to a Design Approver role within the Turbines sector of the business.



Contract duration

6 months-12months +

Key Role and Responsibilities

  • This role involves design investigation producibility tasks associated with non-conformance management applying design and engineering principles
  • Review inputs from team and estimate the effort for delivery of a work pack while meeting the detailed requirements associated with the progression of tasks through review processes
  • Ensure that all project stakeholders have the right information at the right time, through pro-active communication
  • Adhere to Progression to the DA plan
  • Review assessment of non-conformances Turbines components assigned to the design team for:
  • Accurate and complete understanding of the non-conformance and its impact on the component
  • Completeness of the assessment including impact on adjacent components and assembly
  • Whether all required layups/ tolerance stacks etc. have been included and are correct
  • Whether all required specialist assessments are identified
  • Contribute to development of best practices and productivity improvement

The Candidate


  • Holds a Rolls Royce Design Approval delegation
  • As a delegated Design Authority (DA) the individual is expected to be fully conversant with the relevant GQPs for non-conformance management
  • A proven background in Aero engines at component, sub system, system and installation levels

Ability to

  • Drive process adherence
  • Drive technical competence and quality
  • Understand complex geometries and understand the interfaces with other systems
  • Conduct tolerance analysis and assess tolerance stack ups
  • Generate design requirements documents’
  • Understand the meaning and relevance of analysis results; apply this to a design strategy or specific solutions
  • Develop technical solutions, compliant with requirements
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of gas turbine stress and vibration considerations
  • Understanding of the behaviour and limitations of aerospace materials
  • An understanding of component lifing strategies and limitations
  • An understanding of manufacturing methods and processes


  • BEng Level or above (or equivalent) in Aeronautical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Hands on experience in the design of Aero gas turbine hot and cold section components / assemblies
  • Design signatory experience and preferably Non-Conformance Authority holder in previous engagement would be desirable
  • Specific experience in Compressor Fan Rotatives and/or Statics

RF: RL5149


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