Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Attractive + Benefits


Sector: Manufacturing
Function: Manufacturing
Contact: Peter Heap
Phone: 01384 446127
Job Ref: 67722

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Attractive - Gloucestershire - Permanent -  Manufacturing Equipment and Machinery - Electrical, Industrial and Automation

A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join an international Electrical, Industrial and Automation Company that is expanding their product development team. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for leading the design and development of a wide range of standard and special purpose automation machinery for industry.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will take the design lead on new product development projects, delivering solutions and implementing cutting edge technology that will help advance our market leading equipment, as well as supporting continuous improvement activities on or existing range.  

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will assist the Product Development Manager in coaching engineers to develop their design and development skills and support their continued professional development. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will report to the Product Development Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Lead mechanical design and development of standard and special purpose machinery.
  • Support all aspects of new product development from initiation to delivery.
  • Ensure the designs fully comply with machine specifications and applicable safety regulations.
  • Lead and support mechanical design reviews for all development projects.
  • Write and execute verification and validation test plans.
  • Identify and report design and project risks to the Product Development Manager.
  • Creation of engineering component and drawings for manufacture and assembly.
  • Work with operations, manufacturing/production engineers throughout product development.
  • Report progress to the Product Development Manager and Technical Director.
  • Creation of technical reports and documentation.
  • Lead onsite customer installation and testing as required.
  • Coaching and supporting Mechanical Engineers in design techniques.
  • Be an advocate of departmental improvement processes and engineering good practice.
  • Ensure compliance to departmental and company processes.
  • Undertake additional tasks or duties as required which are reasonably within capabilities.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Engineering degree or relevant apprenticeship.
  • Experience in a design engineering role and experience designing machinery is desirable.
  • Experienced in leading product development projects.
  • Experienced in the design of special purpose machinery would be ideal.
  • Production of detailed drawings and geometrical tolerancing.
  • Strong CAD skills (preferably SolidWorks).
  • Hands on experience with assembly, build and test.
  • An excellent communicator with strong engineering problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective time and task management, confident, proactive character, with ability to take the lead.
  • A team player who is self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to travel internationally for occasional customer visits.

If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Mechanical Design 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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