Composites Design Engineer

Engineering | Permanent | Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1UZ, UK

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27 Apr 2023

Description

Hill Helicopters has captured a 56% market share of the global light helicopter market with its HX50 5-seat, modern, high-performance, turbine powered, aircraft which is delivering a reboot of the stagnant general aviation market. HX50 is powered by our own GT50, 500hp twin-shaft turboshaft engine, designed, developed and entirely manufactured by Hill, in Staffordshire in the UK. Hill is a vertically integrated manufacturer meaning that all manufacturing is carried in-house by us in our state-of-art modern manufacturing facilities.

Hill is exceptionally well financed, has sold over 800 aircraft in 56 countries over the last two years, and has an order book of over £320M and growing.

As our business grows, we are seeking a capable, amenable & self-motivated composite design engineers to join our team and drive our current and future aircraft programmes forward, sharing in our success.

Hill Helicopters has developed a ‘Skunk Works’ type approach to aircraft and engine development, that cuts out the viscosity and bureaucracy of big-company, aerospace development and production. By so doing we are delivering world-class new products to market faster, and at a game-changing price-point, which has generated unparalleled aircraft sales.

This is an opportunity, to be in at the ground floor, with a new British aircraft and aero-engine manufacturer, that can deliver levels of professional fulfilment, financial security and rewards unmatched by any business in the sector, particularly the large OEM’s.

It took a long time to develop your professional skills and knowledge, now is the time to make a bold step and use them to take on a role that is truly fulfilling and will transform both an entire industry sector and your future alike.

Key qualifications
    • BSc/BEng in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or HNC/HDC with equivalent experience)
    • 5+ years of relevant composite design experience (aerospace, composites or F1 and advantage)
    • Proficient in modelling parts & assemblies in 3D CAD (CATIA V5 or CREO) (ideally, but not essential, training provided)
    • Proficient in producing detailed manufacturing drawings.
    • Experience with a PLM system (ideally Windchill, training provided)
    • Experience in aerospace design a major advantage.
Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work within the design team being responsible for the development, optimization and detailing of the aircraft mechanical design, involving:

    • Working with the Chief Composites Engineer and technical specialists to develop composite design schemes and detailed designs of aircraft parts and assemblies.
    • Develop static and rotating structural components.
    • Develop complex composite parts, laminate & core schemes, bonded assemblies, metallic inserts, patterns, and tools.
    • Develop schemes for composite parts, assemblies and installations supported by relevant technical specialists.
    • Verify assembly processes.
    • Develop schemes for controlling tolerance stacks and critical fits and clearances.
    • Creating high quality 3D CAD models of composite parts and assemblies.
    • Working closely with the production team to ensure parts and assemblies are robustly optimized for efficient manufacture.
    • Creating high quality technical drawings, laminate books & documentation.
    • Working strictly to agreed deadlines.
    • Management of design and airworthiness requirements.
    • Working closely with technical specialists to rapidly optimize the design.
Our Company

The Hill Group is a privately owned engineering organisation developing and manufacturing both the HX50 Light Helicopter and the GT50 Gas Turbine Engine. We are a pioneering aerospace manufacturer disrupting the market with our ground-breaking new aircraft and modern vertically integrated approach to development & manufacturing. Every element of the HX50 and GT50 are designed and manufactured by us, in-house, at our production facility in Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.

We employ a fantastically talented, motivated and driven team of professionals. Working as a close- knit flat management structure, we share a common vision for the future of general aviation and a passion to deliver HX50 to our hundreds of global customers.

Hill is currently offering appropriately qualified and suitable individuals the opportunity to become a crucial part of our team developing, industrialising and supporting HX50 & GT50. Few, if any, organisations can provide the levels of professional fulfilment offered by such an exciting, fast-paced and game-changing aircraft development programme and our refreshing new approach to manufacturing. Furthermore, with such a fast-growing organisation, the only limit to your professional development and growth within our company is your own drive and ambition.

We are looking for the people with whom to build our future and we’re ready to invest in you.

Our Industry

General Aviation is the sector of the aerospace industry that produces and operates light aircraft. Since the early 1980’s investment in new product development across the sector has been poor and today the market lacks products that truly meet the expectations of modern owner-operators. Hill is revolutionising the General Aviation market with our new HX50 Helicopter, which combines ‘supercar’ appearance, with unparalleled levels of performance and cost-effectiveness.

Salary range
Generous Salary + Benefits
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