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Principal Design Engineer

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General information


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. As a partner to 30 airframers working in the fields of commercial, regional, business and military transport, the company provides support to 27,000 aircraft completing more than 54,000 landings a day.  

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - Mechanics

Job title

Principal Design Engineer

Employment type


Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

As a Principal Design Engineer you will be required to propose and agree Landing Gear Design conceptual studies, co-ordinate the technical quality of the work package activities, to act as the Design Technical focal and mentor for the team, represent SLS as the Design technical focal for the team, check and approve design deliverables, ensure the creation, progression and usage of new Design methods within the team.

The role requires;
•A practising expert in a technical engineering discipline
•Coaching engineers in theoretical and ‘real life' best practice
•Representing Company as a technical expert in both internal and external projects
•Advising the Company of appropriate technical developments to take Engineering forward
•Influencing the Aerospace community in appropriate technological developments

Additional description

Noms Contract, dayshift

Travel specifictity


Candidate skills & requirements


A strong general Mechanical Engineering knowledge gained over several years, able to work autonomously with little supervision in this role.

Ideally will have knowledge of Aerospace materials and manufacturing processes and hold an appreciation of how this knowledge is applicable to the Design process in terms of fatigue and stress limitations.

Will have strong commercial Catia v5 experience, ideally on Airbus programs and have specific Landing Gear structural design experience.

This role requires Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) experience in order to be able to define and communicate acceptable engineering tolerances within the design process.

Technical Competencies:
• Catia v5 experience
• Landing Gear structural design experience
• GD&T
• Building & Maintaining
• Business Awareness
• Applying & Anticipating
• Maximising Performance
• Analysis

Key Behavioural Competencies Required:
• Influencing/Networking
• Coaching
• Personal Drive
• Team Working
• Personal Drive

Educational Requirements:
At least HND or equivalent level in an Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of five

Job location

Job location

Europe, UK, England, South West

City (-ies)