Mechanical Design Engineer

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  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Maritime Defence , Security Cleared, Marine Design Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Parratt

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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A vacancy has arisen for a professional Mechanical Design Engineer to work within the weapons design team on projects from design and development stage through to the final manufacture and implementation.

Typically duties and tasks:

* Populate Design development documentation by working with the Integrated Project Teams (IPT) using a Formal Design Review process (FDR) through the stages of:
o Requirements & Root Cause Analysis
o Developing Candidate Solutions
o Candidate down selection and risk reduction
o Development for manufacture
o Qualification
* Derive functional system requirements from customer needs.
* Concept generation and development of weapons sub systems including:
o Structures
o Ammunition feed systems
o Elevation / traverse systems
o Man Machine Interfaces
* Weight optimization of systems / structures via re-design and / or use of advanced materials.
* Develop designs in line with requirements and all quality and technical standards.
* Perform technical investigations, including evaluation of technical options, supporting calculations and preparation of reports with recommendations.
* Integration of sub-systems into an evolving product design, including laboratory tests, shop-floor development testing and off site trials.
* Participate in bid preparation to facilitate the development of successful bids.
* Participate in internal and external meetings or design reviews
* Definition and control of interfaces via interface control drawings and space envelopes.
* Ensuring that the product will operate safely and reliably in the military operating environment, and can be manufactured cost effectively.
* Preparing drawings, and other technical outputs, consistent with the contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands.
* Support Quality department with ongoing NCR (non-conformance report) work.

Educational Background:

The candidate will have ideally been educated to degree level or equivalent in a mechanical engineering discipline with at least 3 years postgraduate experience within an engineering environment, or to HNC level with 5 years relevant experience.
The candidate should meet the requirements for registration as incorporated or chartered engineer and preferably be a member of a relevant professional body.

Essential Experience / Skills:

* Analytical skills
* Problem solving skills
* Presentation / report writing skills
* Good communication skills and ability to operate at all levels within the company and with the customer
* Experienced in CAD (PTC Creo - essential

Desirable Experience / Skills:

* Engineering background in a weapons system or design for military use.
* Structural / Stress analysis (MS Excel, Mathcad, FEA {PTC Simulate / Ansys})
* System control (Matlab /Simulink)
* Hydraulic system design
* Pneumatic system design