Graduate Product Design Engineer

Type: Graduate
Region: South West

HQW Aerospace is a world-renowned manufacturer of super precision bearings, pushing the boundaries of innovation and precision engineering for over 75 years. We’re committed to nurturing talent. Situated in the vibrant city of Plymouth, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, we offer not only a stimulating work environment but also a lifestyle that blends work with leisure seamlessly. With stunning beaches, vibrant culinary scenes, and a plethora of social and sporting activities, Plymouth and its surroundings provide an exceptional backdrop for both personal and professional growth.

We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. If you’re an Engineering Graduate ready to embark on an exciting career journey in precision engineering, we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us:

– Competitive Salary

– 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays.

– Professional Development Investment from Day 1.

– Subsidised Canteen.

– Engagement and Rewards platform, with access to discounts at over 100 retailers.

– Free Parking, with electric charging points available.

Please Note:

– HQW Aerospace currently does not hold a sponsorship license. Therefore, all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

– Due to the nature of our business, security clearance may be required.

Job Description:

Working within the existing Product Lifecycle Management approaches, take concept designs and evolve production ready configurations and all supporting documentation, tooling and instructions to allow realisation of products in a timely, cost effective and profitable manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Work within the product design process and ensure regulatory compliance.

Support continuous improvement and communicate with stakeholders.

Utilise guiding design rules for products and their realisation.

Generation of product data packs providing the definition of the finished product and steps required through the product lifecycle.

Support functions such as documentation, SAP entries, and SOP maintenance.

Provide support to the wider business, disseminate knowledge, technical reports and assist in problem solving.

Develop and maintain closer cooperation with all aspects of the business locally and at other sites


Masters Degree, equivalent or higher, in a STEM subject such as Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics etc with a strongacademic core

Languages: Fluent English essential, others desirable but not essential (German preferred)

Knowledge and Skills:


Mechanical Design and Rotating Equipment

Practical engineering experience(e.g. Formula Student in lieu of industrial experience)

Material properties and selection

Commercial awareness.


Excellent communication skills, written, verbal & presentation

Ability to adapt quickly applying fundamental knowledge to new projects

Ability to work autonomously

3D CAD (Preferably Solidworks)

Join Our Team:

Join us today and become a part of our mission to redefine the future of high-precision aerospace engineering. Apply now to embark on an extraordinary career journey with HQW Aerospace.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

At HQW Aerospace UK, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values and respects the diversity of all individuals. We believe that embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for driving innovation, creativity, and success in our future endeavours.

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