Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location

    Templecombe, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Jack Parratt

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

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Primary Purpose of the Role:

  • To carry out general engineering tasks as required by the business.
  • With the support of other members of the team, carry out more specialised mechanical design tasks associated with design for the sub sea environment.
  • Actively make steps to learn from other members of the Thales family.
  • Share their knowledge and experience with other members of the team.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • The role may include, but not be limited to the following activities:
  • To develop and agree a development plan with the team leader and then take responsibility for following the development plan and requesting assistance as needed.
  • To carry out mechanical design activities in a team environment with other engineers.
  • Work collaboratively with production and procurement to produce cost effective, easy to manufacture design solutions.
  • Provide support to the preparation of detailed estimates and bids.
  • Provide support to production as required.
  • Trials and integration support as required.



  • Basic experience of Manufacturing Processes.
  • General understanding of Engineering Development lifecycles.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proactive "can-do" mentality
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must have Microsoft Office suite experience
  • The individual will be expected to demonstrate a level of autonomy.
  • A logical approach to problem solving is required.
  • Desirable:
  • Thermal management (use of CFD tools useful but not essential)
  • Carry out basic static stress and FEA analysis using Pro-E Mechanica



  • Strong demonstrated experience of Mechanical Design Roles including at least a subset of the following:
  • Packaging of electronics and associated cabling.
  • Designing for platform installation. Ship / submarine.
  • Designing of assembly and mould tooling.
  • Designing of lifting equipment.
  • Producing key point manufacturing drawings in support of machine from model.
  • Producing detailed manufacturing and assembly drawings.
  • Providing support to the preparation of design requirements.
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD system.


Proficient in the use of Pro-Engineer.

The key areas of design undertaken for which previous experience would be beneficial will include: -

  • The design of sonar assemblies and equipment for the sub-sea environment.
  • The design deployment systems
  • Design processes involving moulding of polyurethane, epoxy and other resins.
  • Design of composite structures and sonar domes.
  • Design / specification of sub-sea cable assemblies.
  • Thermal management (use of CFD tools useful but not essential)
  • Carry out basic static stress and FEA analysis using Pro-E Mechanica

Financial / Budgetary Responsibility:

  • Monitor compliance of designs against target costs and lead time.
  • The Engineer is expected to monitor their performance against agreed commitments to Time, Cost and Quality.