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Principal Design Engineer


Gloucester, GB, GL2 9QL

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Engineering

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


Type of role:        Permanent
Location:            TSS MS-UK at Staverton, Glos.
Hours:                Nominally 37 hours per week, additional hours may be required as necessary to meet business commitments.
Travel:                Occasional UK and/or Overseas travel to customers and other Triumph sites

Role Summary:

The role involves the full product lifecycle from New Product Introduction (NPI) through to modifying and supporting in service products on various programmes, including Airbus, Boeing, SAAB, Leonardo and other major customers.  The Principal Design Engineer will be leading the design and support activities of actuation products (hydraulic or electro-mechanical), and/or hydraulic control valves within an aviation business.


•    Interpret customer's requirements/specification.
•    Identify means for verification of requirements.
•    Own the design of our products and manage associated requirement compliance matrices.
•    Identify and communicate technical risks to projects stakeholders.
•    Ensure that the product meets safety, performance, weight, schedule, cost and reliability requirements.
•    Create and modify technical documentation (e.g. drawings, procedures and reports).
•    Manage and review work of other engineers.
•    Hold Design signature for the products they are responsible for.
•    Lead design reviews and participate in programme reviews.
•    Lead cross-functional teams and support problem solving and corrective action activities to resolve design issues, ATP failures and customer returns/failures.
•    Participate in design reviews for other products to identify opportunities and risks and provide mitigating recommendations throughout the design process.
•    Support engineering changes, using Documentation Control Tools. [Windchill].
•    Mentor junior engineers.
•    Review and update design guides to include lessons learnt and advances in technology.

Requirements of the individual

•    Technical Skills
o    A solid engineering background - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a related discipline (or qualified to an equivalent level) / or equivalent experience.
o    Demonstrable experience in delivering engineering designs in a highly regulated industry such as aerospace (knowledge of regulations and standards required).
o    A good understanding of Reliability, Safety / Airworthiness, Production methods, Materials and Processes, and Stress and Performance analysis. 
o    Experience of designing from customer specifications using 2D & 3D design tools, preferably SolidWorks.
o    Demonstrable experience of designing mechanical and/or hydraulic products, preferably within an aviation business.
o    Held signature approval in previous roles.
o    Good knowledge and experience of mechanical components, geometric tolerancing, processing, precision machining, castings, forgings, metallic materials, military and industry standards.
o    Appreciation of the drivers / requirements of Procurement, Design for Manufacture, Production and Quality. 
o    Understanding of design (DFMEA), test and analysis (Mathcad, FEA) tools
o    Experience using problem solving tools (8D, 5Why and other Lean tools).
o    Good written and verbal communication skills.
o    Proven mentoring capabilities.

•    Behavioural Skills
o    Integrity - Self-motivated and proactive.
o    Drive for continuous improvement.
o    Team Work - Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with other Engineers [Design/Analysis/Test] to iterate and optimise design solutions.
o    Innovative- Able to offer alternative solutions and solve problems.
o    Committed to deliver on schedule.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via HRDepartment@triumphgroup.com. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here