Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Repair Design Engineer

Last updated: 5 months ago
Expires: 3 months ago
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Aircraft type:
United Kingdom

Job description

Role Overview

Working as part of an expert multiskilled team you will be responsible for the design of repairs on metallic and composite structures. Your primary role will be to work closely with Static Stress and F&DT engineers to assess and validate repairs to damaged aircraft structures.

Additionally as the Design Engineer you are required to run the repair task which will involve liaising with Customer Services Engineers to negotiate target deliveries and to ensure that the end customer is kept up to date on the progress of the repair. Additional tasks may include guiding and supporting apprentices and less experienced members of the design repair team.

You will ensure adherence to airworthiness regulations, relevant design principles, processes, methods and manufacturing capabilities guidelines.

We are a dynamic multifunctional team delivering structural repairs and repair processes to support the Airbus fleet. We work closely together to provide complex repairs in support of planned major repair activities and wing major test programmes or reactive support to in-service aircraft to expedite the return to service of the damaged aircraft. We enjoy the challenge of creating and delivering repairs for any sort of damage, anywhere on the wing.


  • Working closely within a skilled team of Stress and F&DT Engineers you will develop and design an optimum repair for any reported damage to the wing structure (composite or metallic)
  • Creating, compiling and coordinating engineering documentation to deliver the required technical data for repairs
  • Leading the individual repair tasks, coordinating with Customer Services and any other relevant department to ensure a timely delivery of the repair solution.

Skill Set


  • Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent) or relevant aerospace engineering experience
  • Aircraft structural engineering background, Airbus programmes preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working "hands on" or as lineside engineering support on aircraft either in manufacturing, in-service support or heavy line maintenance
  • Good understanding of CATIA and interrogation of both individual part models and DMUs
  • Knowledge and experience on both metallic and composite structures
  • Understanding of the airworthiness regulations
  • Understanding and ability to, with a good rationale, restore the fit, form and function of a damaged part
  • Ability to read and interrogate Airbus production drawings across all programmes
  • Ability to liaise/negotiate with other disciplines, Customer Services and suppliers
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent computer skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into operational deliverables
  • Capability to work under pressure and ensure the delivery is technically correct, on time and on quality within the tight time constraints
  • Be pragmatic, able to solve the problem and ability to make decisions based on a good engineering rational


  • Be conversant with technical requirements for repair design
  • Working knowledge of the Wing Structures of the Airbus fleet
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Understand the relevant Airbus design principles, processes, methods and manufacturing capabilities
  • A good proven track record of capability and ability to mentor and train inexperienced engineers within the team

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


repair, design, CATIA