The role

Mechanical Design Engineer

To provide mechanical and structural designs and drawings as required by the Head of Design whilst maintaining compliance with company design and drawing standards.

Key responsibilities

  • In close liaison with the Head of Design, establish overall concept, design and produce detailed drawings for all aspects of aircraft modifications with particular emphasis on meeting airworthiness requirements, customer specifications and company goals.
  • Cooperate in establishing the certification program (certification plan, compliance checklist).
  • Compilation and checking of drawings, specifications, reports and compliance documents for technical accuracy and compliance with applicable airworthiness and environmental protection requirements.
  • Create and maintain close and effective liaison between the systems designers.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of the Company’s Design Office Handbook and other Company design and drawing standards.
  • Shop floor liaison with regard to manufacturing and installation relating to mechanical design.
  • Shop Floor liaison with regard to fault diagnosis and component queries.

Health and Safety

  • Understand individual operational safety and security responsibilities
  • Be aware of personal health and safety and the health and safety of others at work 

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Have a Degree or HND/C in an aeronautical/mechanical engineering or related discipline; alternatively, several years’ experience in aerospace structural/mechanical design.
  • Sound knowledge of civil regulatory requirements related to design (EASA Part 21, CS-25, CS-27, CS-29).
  • A solid background in aerospace design.
  • Be computer literate especially with 3D CAD.
  • Be able to take a global view of each task and to recognise the broader implications of any design decision.
  • Build positive relationships with customers and suppliers and resolve problems.
  • Work closely with all internal teams, promoting good relations and team working.
  • Must have the right to live and work in the UK. Due to the nature of our work, we will only accept applications from NATO-passport holders or Australia/New Zealand.
  • Accurate, numerate and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with a degree of autonomy.
  • Flexibility to travel when required.

SAS Values

  • Passionate about performance
  • Learning and striving for continual improvement
  • Showing kindness and supporting our colleagues
  • Rigorous in attention to detail and procedures
  • Celebrating success and having fun


Desirable Skills

  • Past experience of working for a Part 21J Design Organisation.
  • Apprenticeship or shop-floor experience within an aviation environment.
  • Previously held CVE status for Mechanical or Structural design.


Please complete your details along with a copy of your CV.


Join our team

If there is nothing suitable at the moment we would be happy to take your details and keep you informed of new vacancies when they arise. You can do this by contacting the People Department team via email.