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Mechanical Engineer

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What will you be doing?
The role is responsible for the delivery of the product mechanical architecture requirements and typical responsibilities include:
- Establishing the product Airframe Task Requirements Specification (TRS) to ensure a structured & coherent mechanical response to the overall product
- Management of the mechanical interface with the launcher
- Management of Mechanical & Thermal Interfaces across the product
- Defining the optimum mechanical architecture for all variants of the product, ensuring the mechanical architecture and interfaces meet requirements
- Implementation of GMA Policies to ensure Modularity & Reuse objectives are achieved
- Development of the overall proving logic for the validation of the Airframe
- Ensuring mechanical compliance to the Airframe TRS for product certificate of design
- Interface with and manage customer expectations throughout the development process
- Producing Statements of Work and plans for activities within their sphere of responsibility
- Direct technical supervision of engineers within their team and indirect management of engineers in the extended project team
- Controlling assigned budgets, managing personal workload and identifying any further resource needs
Who and what we are looking for from you?
- Educated to degree level with 10 years' experience or an equivalent qualification having obtained significant experience of mechanical engineering
- Ability to technically manage internal & sub-contract activities
- Strong leadership skills, able to establish a clear engineering vision
- Good knowledge & experience of mechanical design, including:
- Static & Dynamic Analysis
- Design for Environment
- Thermal Management
- Good understanding of broader engineering disciplines, including:
- Aerodynamics
- Testability
- Production
- Experience developing proving logic and managing the generation of compliance evidence towards Certificates of Design
- Experience across the full Product Life Cycle
- Ability to influence senior managers and other stakeholders
- Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal)
- Willingness to travel within UK and Europe