Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £40 - £50 per hour
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: James Giblin

Mechanical Design Engineer



Contract - 6 Months


Mechanical Design Engineer needed for a leading Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with an in-depth CREO CAD and Defence experience

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Mechanical Design Engineer will include:

  • Use requirements specifications and a design brief to develop innovative yet robust design solutions that are compliant and fit for purpose
  • Use CREO Parametric CAD to produce both concept and detail designs
  • Produce supporting calculations and analysis to justify design decisions
  • Work with SMEs, Users and Lethality/Physical Design Authorities to develop concept design solutions
  • Work with a team of Design Engineers with agreed interfaces to develop a single sub-system design solution
  • Work with CAD engineers to enable the production of drawings and design data pack.
  • Create and present Design Review data packs to Senior Engineers and Governors.
  • Assist with the production of prototypes and confirm designs with manufacturing/purchasing teams
  • Perform physical testing and design proving activities on engineering prototypes
  • Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable, industry and business standards.
  • Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable programme safety requirements and governing safety legislation.

What you need to be the successful Mechanical Design Engineer:

In order to be the successful Mechanical Design Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Bachelor's/Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or Product Design. Alternatively, a time served, apprentice trained engineer to HNC level with proven experience of working in a mechanical design environment.
  • Proven experience in the design and development of mechanical products.
  • Experience of working within the Defence or industrial automation industry is essential.
  • In-depth working knowledge of CREO CAD software and experience of using the tool to produce designs.
  • Extensive knowledge of complex mechanism design and principles.
  • Ability to perform basic structural and kinematic calculations.
  • Proven track record of successful design and product development for use in harsh environments
  • Understanding of current materials, treatments and finishing technology for use in Defence products.
  • Impeccable attention to design detail.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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