Expressions of Interest – Capability Development

Our Capability Development team are expanding and we are seeking Expressions of Interest from Design & Certification Engineers, Operational SME’s and Project Managers who want to be part of incredibly innovative & challenging aerospace programmes.

We are looking to receive Expressions of Interest to support the expansion of our aerospace design, certification, manufacturing, installation and testing lines of business over the next 24 months – this initial dialogue to the market is referred to as CD-EOI-1.  The planned increase in capacity will focus on narrow body CS25 and CS23 flight test aircraft and ISR platforms.

Based at 2Excel’s Doncaster facility, anticipated roles will include operational, technical and leadership responsibilities with some roles requiring all skills.  Roles will be both permanent and long-term contract with a requirement to be office based approximately 3 days per week. Some typical disciplines are listed below and in some cases the ability to hold a UK Security Clearance will be required:

Operational subject matter experts in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) development, testing and acceptance.
  • Development of operational procedures relating to types described.
  • Development, management and execution of trials activity.

Design and/or Certification Engineers specialising in one or more of the following areas:


  • Hydro-mechanical system – landing gear highly desirable.
  • Aero Structures – covering static, fatigue, damage tolerance, aero-elastics and decompression.
  • Weight and Balance.
  • Electrical generation and distribution.
  • Power generation – APU and generator control highly desirable.
  • Fiber Optics.
  • Cabin safety.
  • Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Icing analysis and ice protection systems.
  • Flight Test of large aircraft including FTI installation and use, auto-flight, flight envelope and stability.
  • Environmental Characteristics including noise and emissions.
  • Environmental Control Systems – including cabin conditioning systems, pressurization, oxygen and bleed air.
  • Liquid cooling system for large electronics.
  • Equipment qualification – including DO160/ED-14G, MIL-STD-810.
  • Lightning direct and indirect.
  • Technical Publications including ICA and OSD.
  • System Safety – FHA and SSA for systems up to DAL A.
  • TEMPEST, cyber security and EMC.

Additional Project Staff (aviation design and installation):

  • Project Management;
  • Project Support and Scheduling including use of MS Project; and
  • Security – including Security Aspects and flow downs.


Engineering Experience:

Extensive experience within an aviation environment with demonstrable competence in one of the above fields.

Excellent software skills (AutoCAD skills for electrical engineers, Solidworks skills for mechanical engineers) as appropriate to discipline.

The ideal candidates for all roles will be those that take pride in their work and always deliver to a high standard.

For Operational SMEs:

  • Ability to communicate concisely and accurately relating to project requirements and other project interfaces
  • Direct role experience.
  • Ability to manage own workload and deliver in accordance with agreed timelines.
  • Experience in either Developmental or Operational Test and Evaluation.

For Design Engineers:

  • Ability to communicate concisely and accurately in drawings/data/written technical reports to a high standard of presentation;
  • Detailed technical knowledge of specific technical discipline;
  • Ability to manage own workload and deliver in accordance with agreed timelines.

For Certification Engineers:

  • Ability to communicate concisely and accurately in written technical reports to a high standard of presentation;
  • In depth Knowledge of Certification Specifications;
  • Detailed working knowledge of Part 21J;
  • Experience working with regulators (UK CAA/MAA/EASA);
  • Desirable – Experience as a Compliance Verification Engineer for specific discipline; and
  • Desirable – working knowledge of DAOS.

Leadership Roles:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading team of 3 – 10 people in an aviation environment;
  • Responsible for time and costs budgets;
  • Co-ordination across various departments and external organisations;
  • Able to manage own and others workload; and
  • Accountable for delivery of team outputs.


  • Company: 2 Excel Aviation
  • Location: Doncaster
  • Job details: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive