Technical Lead – Composites

The Role

The Technical Lead will manage the delivery of engineering projects within the Composite products business unit, this will include solution development, preparation of enquiry responses, de-risking activities, validation activities, product ionisation, development projects and improvement projects. The role will require project ownership from conception through to production.

The Technical Lead will become the business expert for a given product set and work as part of a wider team of specialists, offering task management and expertise in the field of mechanical design engineering. This role will contribute to exciting civilian and defence projects.

Technical Lead responsibilities include:

  • Lead the delivery of engineering projects including enquiry responses & development projects
  • Manage the development of new products and processes
  • Specification & execution of test programs for development and validation of new products
  • Supporting the business development team with on-site visits, customer calls and event
  • Acting as a point of contact for suppliers, customers, sister sites and internal departments
  • Become the technical expert in the business for a product range
  • Mechanical design engineering with composite & metallic materials
  • Completion of numerical and mechanical analysis, as required to demonstrate and validate
  • Occasional UK travel likely, infrequent overseas travel possible

Key skills and attributes:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Well organised and comfortable completing multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience in technical writing of reports
  • Experience of preparing technical summaries, proposals and presentations
  • Basic knowledge of stress analysis by FEA & Hand Calc
  • Demonstrable experience in mechanical design engineering
  • Familiarity with composite materials desirable
  • Familiarity with aerospace and/or defence industry desirable
  • Excellent attention to detail and enjoy working in a procedure driven environment
  • Eligible for Security Clearance

In exchange we offer:

  • 26 days of annual leave
  • 3% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Income protection scheme and Private medical cover
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000.00-£40,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

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