Development Engineering


What is the role of the Development Engineer?

  • To ensure that Contour products can be produced to the intended design, within a specified time, at the right quality and on budget.
  • Involved from concept of a new product right up to delivery to the customer of the first aircraft set.

What kind of applicant are we looking for?

  • Suitable applicants should be self-motivated and self-starting with a hands-on attitude.
  • Strong quality ethic and right first time approach with logical problem solving
  • Careful approach and attention to detail.
  • A sound team working ethic.

What does Development Engineering offer to graduates?

  • The development department offers the opportunity to develop and enhance a wide variety of skills along with the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ to the company’s success.
  • There is the excitement and satisfaction of developing a product from its concept to its first passenger flight.
  • The very nature of the development department gives candidates the opportunity to work with and gain understanding of many other departments.
  • International travel to support the installation of our seats in the many facilities around the world.

What are the objectives of the Development Engineering placement?

  • Hands on build of a product.
  • Scrutinise the design of a product to ensure it can be assembled efficiently to meet the stringent quality and safety standards.
  • Identify and design jigs, fixtures and tooling.
  • Design a production line that meets variable Takt times.
  • Initial training of production operatives in the build methods.
  • Root cause analysis


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