Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 1 month ago
Job CategoryMechanical Engineering

My client is an award-winning space technology business developing novel systems for spacecrafts and they are now
looking to grow their mechanical team due to volume of business.

Main duties

  • Design of mechanical systems/devices from concept stage through to detailed design to enable analysis and manufacture
  • Negotiate technical issues/requirements/design solutions with customers
  • Trade off technical solution with other disciplines
  • Creation of piece part drawings from 3D models to enable manufacture of components
  • Write documentation for Design definition, Manufacturing, Assembly and Integration and detailed procedures through interaction with MAIT teams
  • Manage configuration of all designs (control of BOM)
  • Support technical reviews with customers
  • Provide technical support to procurement, manufacture and assembly activities
  • Support business development team in preparing technical proposals for customers

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Strong Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level in mechanical engineering related subject or HNC minimum with strong relevant experience
  • Innovative thinking – the ability to be given technical requirements and to create robust design solutions using own initiative and the ability to critique own ideas
  • Very good understanding of mechanical and thermal properties of engineering materials and their practical implementation, correct use of tolerances, Engineering drawing standards and manufacturing techniques
  • High level of experience using CAD software packages for mechanical design (preferably SolidWorks) is essential.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Hands-on practical experience (preferably apprentice trained) in mechanical engineering field would be a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving – ability to find simple solutions to complex problems
  • Experience of working within a regulated industry would be an advantage – Aerospace, Nuclear, Medical
  • Familiarity with ECSS would be an advantage
  • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential


  • Due to the sensitive nature of projects applicants must be eligible to gain SC clearance (normally have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years), exceptions will be reviewed on individual merit
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated to meet objectives
  • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task
  • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones
  • Ability to work on several projects at any one time
  • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team

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