Mechanical Design Engineers

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    Tyne and Wear

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    Automotive, Defence

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    £30k - 40k per year + Annual bonus + perm benefits

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    Jade Whitmore

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    3 months ago

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Job title: Mechanical Design Engineer                        

Salary Range: £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + annual bonus

Hours: 37.5-hour week    

Location: Washington, UK   

Permanent role working for a leading defence/military design and manufacturing client.    

2 Mechanical Design Engineersarerequired with knowledge and experience of the design & integration of equipment at the system and sub-system levels.

The System Mechanical Design Engineerswill be able to analysis customer requirements, work with Mechanical Engineers, create 3-D CAD models and design schemes, 2-D detail designs and production data packs using Unigraphics NX CAD packages for the solution of design problems. Candidates with knowledge of Defence vehicle systems will be well received.

Due to expansion this MOD/Defence client based in Telford, Shropshire requires 2 dynamic, leading Mechanical Design Engineerson a permanent basis. As a Mechanical Design Engineeryou will be required to:

  • Assisting in the analysis of customer requirements and their subsequent decomposition into functional system and sub system design requirements
  • Working with Designers to create CAD design schemes, detail design and production Technical Data Packs in response to design solutions to customer requirements for military armoured vehicles
  • Conducting all activities in a professional manner and delivering mechanical design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestones 
  • Conducting a wide range of activities including feasibility studies, research, design, development and post design services, involving the full Engineering Lifecycle, to meet defined project or business requirements
  • Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation
  • Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
  • Preparation and submission of technical proposals and tenders as directed by bid manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work
  • Maintain accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken
  • Liaison with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of project or the business
  • When appropriate, the supervision of undergraduates or young persons assigned for training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skills
  • Promoting the skill areas capabilities and department to attract new work 
  • Responding to any new requirements which management request for new work or 
    business need

The System Mechanical Design Engineers should have the following skills or experience:

  • Degree level of education, or an equivalent level of competence with appropriate training and significant proven engineering experience
  • Achieved Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status or be working towards that objective
  • Competence either immediately or with training and / or experience, to act as Design Authority (DA) for mechanical systems, when authorised by both Project Manager and Divisional Chief Engineer
  • Practitioner in the broad discipline of mechanical engineering and its integration with others, capable of managing and supporting a design solution through the full Engineering Lifecycle
  • Competence with Microsoft applications, CAD PLM tools such as TeamCentre and knowledge of a SAP data management tool
  • Proficient at using 3D CAD tools, specifically Siemens NX or equivalent
  • Experience of at least one of the following would be highly desirable:
    • Off-highway vehicle mobility systems and performance
    • Design and analysis (static and fatigue load cases) of heavy steel welded fabrications
    • Design and performance of heavy positional gearboxes
    • Design of off-highway passenger and operator seating
    • Design and performance analysis of military armoured land vehicles
    • Design & integration of crew survivability systems for armoured vehicles
    • Design and integration of military vehicle ordnance.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with expert knowledge of  Mechanical Design Engineering within an MOD/Defence manufacturing company. In return for your experience, this Washington based defence specialist will offer you:

  • Full time permanent contract
  • 37.5 hour working week
  • £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefit package
  • Annual Company Bonus of up to 5%
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days
  • Contribution pension 

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Mechanical Design within the manufacturing and defence field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Jade Whitmore at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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