Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location

    Dorset, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Design and Concept

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  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Role Overview

Supporting development of cutting edge systems developed by our Mechatronics Department.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent and worked in a multi-disciplined design environment for a significant period
  • In depth knowledge of Computer Aided Design(CAD) modelling techniques (Solid Edge preferred)
  • An excellent appreciation for mechanical, electrical, electronic and software design principals
  • Good knowledge of appropriate drawing and defence standards
  • Designing and implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and efficiency
  • Developing, testing and evaluating theoretical designs
  • Discussing and solving complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers
  • Knowledge and understanding of system engineering principles
  • Able to interpret user and system requirements, generating system concepts, designs and test approaches
  • Have a drive and ability for continuous product and personal improvement
  • Self-motivating and able to work unsupervised
  • Ability to gain SC security clearance (essential)

Key responsibilities

  • Meeting challenging timescales
  • Managing multi-disciplined teams of mixed abilities
  • Undertake designs of complex systems suitable for marine above and underwater environment
  • Meeting stringent technical specifications and requirements at the cutting edge of technology
  • Undertake analysis of designs provided and recommend design changes were appropriate
  • Provide justification through calculation for design approach
  • Able to define systems at all stages of the design process defining system architecture
  • Trials support including occasional long or unsociable working hours

Behavioural requirements

  • Team Player
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Discretion and Trust
  • Drive and determination with clear bias for action
  • Attention to detail
  • Focus on delivery