Senior Structures Engineer

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Structural Engineering

Are you a Senior Mechanical/Structure Engineer with experience in the Aerospace industry?

Want to live and work in the beautiful canton of Solothurn?

Read below to find out more about your potential mission!


The mission:

  • Lead a team of engineers to deliver complex projects on time, within budget, and exceeding performance targets. Manage resources, schedules, technical achievements, and risks to ensure a smooth and successful execution.
  • Possess a strong understanding of the “big picture” and how your projects align with the company’s overall goals.
  • Foster collaboration across the company by working with other project leads to leverage combined capabilities.
  • Regularly report project progress, potential risks, and achievements to company management.
  • Contribute your technical skills in relevant areas (e.g., mechanical design, electrical design, thermal analysis) to directly support project success.
  • Mentorship and Development: Provide guidance and mentorship to your engineering team, especially junior members, to help them grow their skills.
  • Develop clear and concise documentation to support design decisions, address issues, and prepare presentations for design reviews. Lead technical discussions and program reviews both internally and with clients.
  • Contribute to customer proposals by estimating costs and outlining project tasks.
  • Support recruiting efforts to ensure sufficient and qualified engineering resources are available for technical projects.


Your profile:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related technical field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional engineering experience, including involvement in complex systems projects.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to understand and solve intricate engineering challenges.
  • Possess the ability to visualize components and systems both mentally and through drawings or CAD software.
  • Prior experience leading small engineering teams or projects. Experience as a Design Lead within a larger team is a plus.
  • Communication Excellence: Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Possess experience with lightweight aerostructures (a plus).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in industry-standard design software, preferably Siemens NX or CATIA.
  • Have some experience using analytical software like FEM applications or MATLAB.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of composite manufacturing techniques.


If this advertised position interests you, apply now, or get in touch via as CV’s will be immediately reviewed!


Darwin Recruitment AG is a Zurich based, SECO licensed, privately owned subsidiary of Darwin Professional Staffing Group Ltd (a Global IT Recruitment Consultancy).

Darwin Recruitment AG manages client relationships whilst also utilising Darwin Professional Staffing Group databases and networks to source Candidates and fulfil client requests.

We do not ask for a placement fee from Candidates/Employees.

If you wish to contact a specialist regarding this role, or your job search in general, please contact +41 (0)43 456 29 09

James Stares

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