Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Aaron Stone

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer


Lead Mechanical Design Engineer required to join a globally established Defence / Engineering company in the Staffordshire area as part of their Engineering team. The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer will be working on projects for Power electronics and inverter systems.

Working with specialists from other engineering disciplines, the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer will provide mechanical design expertise in support of business opportunities. This will include feasibility studies, technology developments, concept designs for new products and bids and proposals. The successful Engineer will also be required to provide guidance and support to other Mechanical Engineers within the engineering team.

On offer for the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer is a fantastic salary with a wealth of benefits.

Key responsibilities

  • Generate concept design proposals and feasibility studies to support product development programmes
  • Management and Co-ordination of technical activities within a small team
  • Carrying out elements of the product design
  • Responsible for the structural and thermal performance of products
  • Guidance and support to other mechanical engineers
  • Design review authority for mechanical aspects of projects
  • Contribute to the development of engineering excellence within the business
  • Provide the engineering department with mechanical engineering expertise in support of future business opportunities

Skillset required

  • A degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of engineering (e.g. systems, electrical, electro-mechanical)
  • Appreciation of electrical aspects of cabinet design (e.g. EMC, stray fields, creepage and clearance, insulation systems)
  • Experience in manufacturing methods applicable to electronic cabinets; sheet metal fabrications, welding, machining, corrosion protection
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD. Solidworks is preferred but not essential
  • Use of CFD/FEA tools for thermal analysis and structural analysis, fatigue life assessments.
  • Good knowledge of materials
  • Good knowledge of best practice design lifecycle process; gated design phases, design reviews.
  • Good in front of customers; willing and able to make presentations
    It is likely that in future the candidate may perform mechanical lead roles in complex power developments
  • Eligible for SC clearance.

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