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Aerospace Design Engineer

Location: South East
Industry: Aerospace
Discipline: Design Engineer
System: SolidWorks
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

Aerospace Design Engineer

We're excited to be working with a specialist in unmanned aircraft designs, working on some exciting projects for the private and public sectors. Not only do they design these bespoke crafts from concept, but to prototype and to manufacture.

They're looking for an Aerospace Design Engineer that's fully competent in understanding the mechanical engineering element and offering a creative flare using Solidworks to design these unmanned crafts.

Primary Duties:

  • Design and optimisation of scalable airframes of a hybrid drone, focusing on the mechanical composite and rapid prototyping elements of the design
  • Working with external suppliers to optimise / minimise component weight whilst maximising component strength
  • Define, design and optimise ducted fans for the thrust-vectoring propulsion system of hybrid drone
  • Determine the aerodynamic loads on the airframe and propulsion units
  • Prepare, follow and analyse CFD studies to assist on the drone design and optimisation of both airframe and ducted fans, evaluate the performance, and extract aerodynamic coefficients and control derivatives
  • Optimise the aircraft mechanical design, mass distribution, centre of gravity position and structural analysis
  • Improve the propulsion models and tools used to calculate the performance of the drone propulsion units (open and/or shrouded rotors)

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent professional work experience
  • An appreciation of the particular weight demands and sensitivities when designing aerial unmanned systems
  • Extensive design experience with SolidWorks Premium and SolidWorks Simulation Premium and Solidworks PDM

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