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CAD Engineer



Hengelo, Netherlands
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
At Destinus, we are on a mission to build near-space vehicles and infrastructure to power the world’s fastest transportation network. To achieve this, we are developing hydrogen-powered hypersonic vehicles. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of aviation! You will be primarily responsible for developing mechanical and structural systems for subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flights.

You will support the propulsion and vehicle teams in designing for the manufacturing of various parts. The position requires adaptive learning and problem-solving skills, as you will face technical, time, and development challenges associated with the rapid prototyping of next-generation technology.


  • Generate 3D CAD models and related drawings for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Document technical specifications from the mechanical design and manufacturing process.
  • Define parts and interfaces to meet the requirements derived from their expected thermomechanical loads and environment.
  • Design the vehicle structure, assemblies, and sub-assemblies, while balancing weight and manufacturability costs.
  • Maintain the consistency of the layout and the building files.
  • Serve as an interface between technical teams, quality assurance, procurement, and manufacturing inside and outside of the company to ensure product development success.


  • MSc in mechanical or aerospace engineering or equivalent, and BTech/Beng with a few years of trade school/artisan experience [at least 5+ years of industry experience in mechanical design]
  • Practised with “catalogue engineering”
  • Seal and fastener design knowledge
  • Auxiliary component selection – general electro/mechanical components
  • Good knowledge and background in manufacturing and assembly processes: machining, sheet metal forming, composites, and additive manufacturing.
  • ISO GD&T knowledge is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in prototyping
  • Conduct a more detailed design study (e.g. basic calculations, material selection, tolerance stack-up, etc.)
  • Good engineering material knowledge, and a clear understanding of how tension, compression, bending, buckling, torsion, and shear loads affect structural parts.
  • Fluent in English as a working language. The Dutch language is beneficial

Highly Valued

  • Proficiency in Siemens tool suite: NX, and TeamCenter PLM system.
  • Knowledge of Metallic and composite structures and a clear background
  • Knowledge regarding the latest prototyping methods like additive manufacturing

Destinus is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity within our company and teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.