Mechanical Project Engineer / Technical Manager

Posted 4 months ago

Our client is an exciting space hardware company who are looking for a Mechanical Project Engineer / Technical Manager to join their exciting and expanding award winning company.

Main duties:

  • Develop clear understanding of customer requirements and impact on designs to determine sensitivities
  • Demonstrate a clear and logical approach to problem solving
  • Perform design and analysis (mechanical-structural, thermal and dynamic-vibration) to support projects
  • Creation and documentation of design concepts and development plans through engagement with appropriate functional teams
  • Preparation of thorough and detailed analysis reports which focus on the verification of requirements
  • Documentation of test plans and detailed procedures through interaction with test facilities and teams
  • Support technical reviews with customers
  • Provide technical support to manufacture and test activities
  • Support business development team in preparing technical proposals for customers
  • Assist in the production and presentation of technical papers for industry conferences and peer reviewed journals
  • Visit customer sites in support of business development activities.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • It is essential that the candidate should have a strong Bachelor’s degree-level in Mechanical engineering from a reputable university. Additional postgraduate (Masters or above) education is preferred, especially if relevant to space engineering
  • Previous engineering experience working at a senior level (>5 years)
  • Previous experience of the Space Industry (1 to 2 years) or a strong desire to work in the space industry is essential
  • Familiarity with ECSS standards highly desirable
  • Experience in active and passive thermal control of Spacecraft
  • Experience with shape memory alloys/composites in spacecraft deployment elements
  • Must be able to conduct complex static, thermal, thermo-elastic and random vibration analyses using SW professional/ANSYS/ESATAN/FEMAP.
  • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential
  • Experience with software packages for mechanical, thermal analysis and mathematical modelling (SW professional, ANSYS, Matlab etc) is essential.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Practical experience of building (space) mechanisms or mobile structures (i.e. mechanism that act as both deployment and support structures) and validating them through testing is preferred


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent 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 time-scales 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
  • Ability to gain SC clearance. (Be resident in the UK for at least 5 years)

Please apply NOW for more information!

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