Chief Mechanical Engineer


Attractive + Benefits


Sector: Construction Equipment
Function: Mechanical Engineering
Contact: Peter Heap
Phone: 01384 446127
Job Ref: 67507

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Chief Mechanical Engineer - Good Salary - Permanent

Industrial an Off-Road Systems - South Derby Area - Rail and Mining Sector

A Chief Mechanical Engineer is required to join a market leading Innovative Industrial an Off-Road Systems Company that nearly 100 years old and is a leading UK supplier with significant growth expectations, so an exceptional time to join the organisation. The Chief Mechanical Engineer will be Reporting to the Operations Director.

The Chief Mechanical Engineer will be part of a small but growing team, working on designs for Industrial Systems and related off-road products for the rail and mining sector. The products and size of platforms range dependent on project and end client and are powered by Diesel, electric, battery or hybrid technologies.  This Chief Mechanical Engineer opportunity is a chance to join a team that is close working with all employees, including the Directors, Engineers and support personnel.

Chief Mechanical Engineer - Essential Criteria

  • Degree in a related subject (BEng, BSc) - Mechanical or Product Design Engineering
  • Experienced within an engineering and product design environment.
  • Ability to lead a team of engineers.
  • Ability to liaise with the electrical engineers and other departments
  • Commutable to the South Derby area.

Chief Mechanical Engineer - Key Responsibilities and Experience Required

  • To mechanically design products in 3D, including 2D detail production drawings.
  • Update existing designs, in conjunction with the electrical design engineers.
  • Supporting the technical author as required.
  • Able to work with an ERP system (Microsoft NAV or similar).
  • Able to work with associated Bills of Materials.
  • Skilled with 3D CAD (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Similar).
  • Skilled with hand calculations and FEA Design experience.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and large fabrications.
  • Experienced with a low volume product experience.
  • Able to Support production with technical enquiries.
  • Preferred Industrial, Rail or Off-Road product design experience

Hours and Holidays

  • 37 hours/week
  • Hybrid working available if needed
  • 7.30 - 16.00 Mon to Thurs
  • 7.30 - 12.30 Fri
  • 25 days + 8 statutory holidays

Other and Benefits - After successful 3-month probationary period.

  • Pension 4% employer contribution (+ 4% employee contribution).
  • Death in Service equal to 4 x salary.
  • Bonus scheme Dependent on Company performance (Non-Contractual).
  • Flexible working scheme.
  • Healthcare Group Scheme membership.

If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Chief Mechanical Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446127 or email suitable MS Word CV's to


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