Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Oxfordshire

Line Manager: TBA

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Job Description

Reporting to one of the Principal Engineers, the successful applicant will take ownership of laying out complex assemblies and designing parts for a range of vehicles covering the Aerospace, Automotive and Marine sectors. The successful applicant will also be expected to lead a small team of engineers on relevant projects.

 

Responsibilities

Your duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Taking concepts provided by the Principal Design Engineers from initial design through to final design and development
  • Challenging existing designs and providing constructive feedback to more junior engineers
  • Contributing in technical meetings and leading design reviews.
  • Keeping to project plans and able to contribute to planning meetings
  • Checking hand calculations and drawings for manufacture confirming the design intent has been met.
  • Designing new components that satisfy stiffness and strength requirements staying within specified weight constraints
  • Sympathetically designing mechanical parts for manufacture. Knowledge of the manufacturing processes involved is expected. Knowledge of composite design and tooling requirements would be advantageous.
  • Liaising with Stress engineers on FEA and iterating designs accordingly.
  • Ensuring all CAD geometry is kept up-to-date and any changes or requests are clearly communicated with other engineers working on the same projects
  • Providing technical support for any off-site testing as required
  • Modelling and drafting using 3D CAD software

 

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (2:1 Minimum) in Mechanical/Automotive/Aeronautical Engineering or similar.
  • At least 6 years experience in a relevant high-level engineering industry
  • A sound knowledge of metallic materials and vehicle systems
  • A working knowledge of composite design and the various manufacturing techniques.
  • Some knowledge of electrical design would be advantageous although not crucial
  • Experience with high-end CAD systems (CATIA/NX preferred – other systems will be considered)
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision
  • Some leadership required to lead a small team of mechanical engineers/graduates