Principle Mechanical Design Engineer( Electronic Enclosures)

  • Location

    Hertfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £37000.00 - £47000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Principal Mechanical Engineer to join a growing team of Electronic Enclosure design engineers to develop mechanical solutions to ensure cutting edge electronic equipment survives in the harshest of environments (Land/Air/Sea) whilst maintaining full functionality over many years of service.
The Role
The successful candidate will undertake all necessary activities in the Mechanical design, development and proving activities of Electronic equipment throughout the product life cycle (Concept à develop à sustain).
Undertake Work Package Management activities (design cycle scheduling, budgeting and resource profiling) for assigned projects to ensure delivery on time, on cost, on quality.
Manage physical interfaces between internal customers, suppliers and subcontractors
Contribute to Mechanical Engineering improvement activities including internal research and development (IRAD) and Mechanical Design/analysis method harmonisation with our international teams.
What's in it for you?
You will be creating innovative packaging solutions that meet the most challenging environments for current and future Air/Sea/Land missile systems.
The opportunity to further develop management skills across a portfolio of products with a large team with budgetary responsibility.
The opportunity to work on a diverse range of products at different stages of the Product Life Cycle.
You will have opportunities for exposure to all levels of the company though various people development, technology and innovation initiatives.
Opportunity for international collaboration and foreign travel.
The role provides great opportunities for personal development including Chartership and Professional Accreditation.
What's great about the team?
You will be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for delivering world class engineering solutions whilst developing staff and building capability for the future.
This team of like-minded engineers are dedicated to developing the best equipment to help protect our service personnel and to protect our nation.
You will be supported with the use of state of the art engineering tools and extensive in house facilities and capabilities.
What are we looking for?
Ideally a recognised higher level qualification in Mechanical Design, plus relevant engineering experience in Mechanical design and development using appropriate engineering tools and techniques:
High level of capability in the use of industry standard 3D CAD packages such as PTC Creo, CATIA, PRO Engineer etc.
An understanding of FEA analysis techniques (Finite Element Analysis) to assist in rapid development of designs.
Experience of operating in an environment employing development techniques such as FMEA, DFA, DFM etc.
Evidence of design capability from first principles.
Definition of bespoke Mechanical Packaging designs to house PCB assemblies.
Generation of physical PCB assembly models and electronic data exchange to PCB tracking/processing tools.
Design development planning capability.
Excellent problem solving skills.
You will have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, able to set priorities and deal with multiple issues.
Good commercial and financial understanding to ensure value engineering.
Negotiating and influencing skills.
Highly developed communication skills: able to communicate verbally and in writing.
Good cultural awareness and the ability to work in a diverse environment.
Knowledge of the business, its operations and company goals and developments.
What would you get?
Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.