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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Location: West London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Millie Jackson

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer

Location: West London

Key Skills: Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Design, MCAD, MCAE, PLM, ERP, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Windchill, IFS

Are you a meticulous Mechanical Engineer with a passion for precision and excellence? Are you ready to play a pivotal role in ensuring top-tier quality standards in a well-established engineering organisation? Look no further! We invite you to join our team in Staffordshire and be a key driver of engineering excellence.

The Role:

So, what will you be doing as a Mechanical Engineer?

  • Definition and management of Mechanical architecture, system and sub-system requirements and their validation and verification.
  • Develop, document, and deliver effective mechanical solutions for complex systems using the company's engineering toolsets.
  • Creation and peer review of technical artefacts, including mechanical design documentation, design data packs, analysis reports, plans and procedures in accordance with our product development framework.
  • Define, analysis and document predicted mechanical functional behaviours and performance.
  • Oversee the project's mechanical test solutions and develop test procedures to support product verification.
  • Lead mechanical integration, verification, and acceptance testing, collecting and presenting necessary evidence.
  • Prepare and present mechanical technical solutions and estimates to stakeholders

What are we looking for in our next Mechanical Engineer?


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Experience across the whole project lifecycle of developing mechanical solutions against design brief/requirements set.
  • Extensive experience in mechanical design and documentation using MCAD, MCAE, PLM and ERP toolsets (Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Windchill, IFS or similar)
  • A thorough understanding of key mechanical engineering principles e.g. material selection, assembly techniques and manufacturing processes.
  • Work package management responsibilities.
  • Preparation for, and participation in Product Design Reviews
  • Hands-on experience of designing complex systems involving multiple engineering disciplines and understanding of associated challenges and risks.
  • Successful delivery of reliable solutions to timescale and budget.


  • Experience of Mechanical Integration, Verification and Validation activities.
  • Experience of designing products in the Defence domain (preferably Maritime).
  • Experience of using mechanical design analysis techniques and toolsets to evaluate different potential solutions e.g. trade-studies, calculations, modelling and simulation.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer 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!

If you are interested in applying for this position you must eligible for UK security clearance up to SC level.

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