Design Engineer - SAFRAN - Wizbii

Design Engineer

  • Omagh (United Kingdom)
  • Engineering / Production Management

Job description


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 Nacelles is the world's leading aircraft nacelle manufacturer with over 20,800 pieces of equipment in use and over 125,000 flight hours a day. The company operates on all market segments, from regional aircraft and business jets to the biggest jetliners.  

Job details

Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - Architecture and systems engineering

Job title

Design Engineer

Employment type


Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Number of hours per week


Job description

Job title: Design Engineer
Job reference: 2018-
Role type: Permanent
Locations: Burnley
Salary: Competitive

If you are interested in this opportunity and in joining a global, forward thinking organisation with an excellent suite of benefits and high technology products being manufactured, please apply now.

Role description

To design and develop products for the Safran group that are cost effective, high quality, not complex to manufacture / service and that meet the requirements of the associated Customer / Technical specifications. To support manufacturing in problem solving, dispositioning and taking corrective actions.

• Work collaboratively with your stakeholders to meet their needs and foster a culture of Great Place to Work.
• To support the in service department in the definition of repair solutions relating to In Service problems.
• To support Spares in the resolution of design related problems.
• Provide excellent quality products and superior service to your stakeholders.
• To investigate potential design solutions for new components / assemblies and modifications to existing components / assemblies.
• To optimise the design solution selected for each component / assembly, based on the correct balance of cost, quality, manufacturability, serviceability and performance.
• To provide evidence of design compliance with Customer / Technical specifications.
• To produce engineering schemes, models and drawings for components / assemblies in line with the requirements of the Programme.
• To produce supplementary drawing sheets (e.g. Nomenclatures).
• To provide structured problem solving (8D) support to manufacturing areas and to resolve any identified design issues.
• To provide dispositions to manufacturing non conformances and to define repair solutions where necessary.
• To complete design related Corrective Actions resulting from manufacturing non conformances.
• To work rigorously to Safran group procedures.
• To support the preparation of engineering changes and to provide design rationale for / against the Engineering Change.
• To provide design inputs to Technical Reviews

Travel specifictity

Seeked profile

UK with occasional travel to other Safran sites both here and UK when necessary.

Candidate skills & requirements

Candidate skills & requirements

• Experience in Computer Aided Design, utilising CATIA and/or CADDS5 Essential
• Knowledge of Composite and Metallic structures and materials Essential
• Knowledge of Design principles and material selection Essential
• Knowledge of Tolerance management
• Good understanding of stress principles
• Good understanding of manufacturing processes and techniques
• Excellent communication skills
• Good time and priority management skills
• Intermediate Planning and Organisation skills
• HND qualification/B Eng degree (or equivalent); or equivalent relevant experience
• French Language Skills while beneficial isn't essential

Offering a competitive salary & suite of excellent employee benefits ensuring we make this a fantastic place to be, some below for example:

- Excellent company contributory pension scheme
- Private health care
- Health cash back plans (dental/wellbeing)
- 25 days holiday + BH
- Corporate Gym Membership
- Burnley Football club benefits (Including chance to get tickets and be treated to meal in corporate box during the game)
- Restaurant onsite with excellent food at subsidised price
- Free car parking
- Flex-time options dependant on role/circumstance
- Share purchase scheme

We take great pride in supporting our employees who in turn are proud to work here, if your application is successful further information on our benefits will be provided and a member of our HR team will contact you.

Apply now if you are interested -



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Safran devient en 2018 le 3° acteur aéronautique mondial* !

Implanté sur tous les continents, le Groupe emploie près de 58 000 collaborateurs pour un chiffre d’affaires de 16,5 milliards d’euros en 2017.

Safran occupe, seul ou en partenariat, des positions de premier plan mondial ou européen sur ses marchés. Pour répondre à l'évolution des marchés, le Groupe s'engage dans des programmes de recherche et développement qui ont représenté en 2017 des dépenses de 1,4 milliard d'euros. Safran est une société cotée sur Euronext Paris et fait partie des indices CAC 40 et Euro Stoxx 50.

Safran est classé dans le Top 100 Global Innovators de Thomson Reuters. Safran est également classé en tête du palmarès « Happy at work », classement réalisé par le site, sur le podium des entreprises préférées des jeunes ingénieurs** et dans le classement LinkedIn des entreprises les plus attractives en France.

En février 2018, Safran a pris le contrôle de Zodiac Aerospace, élargissant ainsi son périmètre d'activités dans le domaine des équipements et systèmes aéronautiques. Zodiac Aerospace emploie environ 32 500 collaborateurs et a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires annuel de 5,1 milliards d'euros au 31 août 2017.



 Safran en chiffres clefs:

- 1 DÉCOLLAGE TOUTES LES 2 SECONDES d’un avion civil court et moyen-courrier équipé de nos moteurs(1)

- + DE 54 000 ATTERRISSAGES par jour grâce à nos équipements

- 1 MOTEUR D’HÉLICOPTÈRE SUR 3 vendus dans le monde

- + DE 75 LANCEMENTS CONSÉCUTIFS réussis d’Ariane 5(2)

- 3 000 AVIONS DE COMBAT équipés de nos centrales de navigation inertielle


- + DE 35 000 TRANSMISSIONS DE PUISSANCE ayant effectué plus de 850 millions d’heures de vol

- 17 300 COMPOSANTS NACELLES en service


* Hors avionneurs

** Enquêtes Universum et Trendence

(1) En partenariat avec GE au sein de CFM International. 

(2) En partenariat avec Airbus au sein d’ArianeGroup


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Twitter: @Safran et @SafranTalent




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