Project Engineer

Job description

Be part of an unique growth story!

Join us to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company. Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry. Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What is your new job?
The role of Project Engineer is responsible for a variety of tasks in order to successfully deliver projects. These tasks may vary from time to time and project to project.

  • Develop engineering solutions within the framework of company systems and procedures and utilising such engineering tools as are appropriate and available (CAD, FEA, Hand Calculations) with due consideration of budgets. These solutions will be aligned with company commercial strategy and constraints. Specific tasks will include:
    • Conducting Feasibility studies with clear understanding of project requirements.
    • Process development such as manufacturing trial.
    • Knowledge and application of composite manufacturing processes
    • Characterisation of materials and material testing plans
    • Understanding an application of automation within composites domain
    • Development of quality plans and inspection and test plans.
    • Planning and supervising process qualification.
    • Generation of production documentation and reports.
    • Assistance with troubleshooting production problems.
    • Coordinate third party test houses to meet project objectives.
    • Design for manufacture of products and support of detail design and stress analysis
    • Project management using company’s best practice
  • Development of commercial offers considering likely materials, manufacturing process, production hours and profit margins.
  • Participating in identifying and developing technology for targeted opportunities.
  • Supplier management
  • Identification of Intellectual Property to allow it to be secured.
  • Ensure the security of work though company IT systems.
  • Personal attention to health, safety and environmental related aspects.

Reporting Lines and Interactions

You will report directly to the Engineering Manager of Airborne UK. You will work together with project stakeholders: Clients, internal relationships, suppliers, certification bodies.

Job requirements


  • Masters in Mechanical/ Materials Engineering or other relevant degree/qualification


  • PhD in specialist area
  • Chartered Fellow with a professional institute (IMechE, IOM3)

Work Experience

  • Substantial engineering experience with composite materials


  • Being a self-starter, passionate about your work and having the drive and sense of urgency to achieve results
  • Able to express complex/specialist technical information effectively and succinctly
  • Has professional gravitas, smart and confident as a technical ambassador

What we offer
Working at Airborne International will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.
We offer you a well rewarding job in an inspiring environment with like-minded and talented colleagues. You will become part of our inspiring company where innovation, quality and creativity are key to meet our company goals. We will give you the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job and coaching.

​Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment
  • Generous annual leave of 25 days
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Flexible working hours; you can start between 7:00 and 9:30

A great opportunity to be part of an unique growth story!

Information & Procedure

In case you would like to apply, please do so via the apply button.

This job requires in person interview at Airborne UK office, full UK/EEU driving licence and the right to work in the UK.

Please do not try to contact company or hiring manager directly as this will disqualify your application.