Commerce and Industry

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supporting the Integrated Project Team in defining all necessary engineering work required to gain final acceptance on new and existing company's products.
  • Supporting the Team Lead in reading, understanding and translating customer performance-based specifications, related documents, EU directives, associated standards and other legislative requirements into engineering specifications.
  • Supporting the Team Lead/Senior Design Engineer in conducting trade studies into potential engineering solutions to determine the best, most commercially sound solution within the given parameters whilst optimising manufacturability using 3D CAD.
  • Carrying out all necessary performance and structural calculations via hand calculations and other software tools such as spreadsheets and finite element analysis etc. to support design development.
  • Producing top level design layouts from which detailed parts may be developed.
  • Calling and chairing design reviews as required.
  • Producing and maintaining engineering PDI in accordance with engineering procedures.
  • Consulting extensively with associates and others, with a high degree of reliance placed on scientific interpretation and advice.
  • Developing and maintaining cost and mass models for products.
  • Producing and presenting design review presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Produce a variety of detailed reports including e.g. CE marking technical files, load and stress reports.
  • Checking engineering drawings for functionality and correctness and ensuring drawing complies with Engineering Drawing Best Practice.
  • Produce quality 3D models, suitable for downstream consumption by CAM and CMM (Inspection) software.
  • Generating a variety of engineering documents including reports, e.g. Mass Reports, Costed BOMs, DFMEAs etc.
  • Supporting trial installations and take part in 'voice of the customer' visits.
  • Conducting clearance and interchangeability analysis as required.
  • Preparing retrofit and modifications designs.
  • Producing, modifying, updating and up-revising engineering PDI in accordance with company's engineering change procedures.
  • Identifying opportunities for continual improvement in MBA products and processes.

Education & Qualifications:

  • An Engineering Degree Accredited by IMechE / RAeS / IET
  • 2.2 or above and a Mechanical Engineering Degree being desirable

Specific / Technical Skill

  • An experience in design software including 3D CAD modelling.
  • MS Office (suite of applications).
  • Knowledge of finite element techniques.
  • Experience of the following would be beneficial:
    • NX and Teamcenter.
    • ANSYS, Strand7, NX Nastran, LS Dyna.
    • Multibody dynamics modelling tools such as ADAMS.
    • TK Solver or MathCAD
    • SAP ERP system.
    • MBA design policies, processes and procedures.

Person Specification:

  • Attention to detail - thorough, accurate and concern for all the areas involved. Right First Time approach to design.
  • Drive to achieve results - sets own standards, checks own work, and demonstrates a positive approach.
  • Judgement and decision making - evaluates key decision-making criteria.
  • Planning and organising work.
  • Analysis and problem solving - sees basic relationships and reacts positively.
  • Working collaboratively - actively contributes to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Professional / technical expertise - uses technical and professional knowledge, skills and judgment effectively.
  • Initiative - acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so.
  • Innovation - uses original thought to propose a meaningful innovative change.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Managing design projects under tight time and quality constraints.
  • Experience of full design process, ideally gained from designing machines or test equipment which involved gaining CE certification.
  • Experience in areas such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, layout of engineering drawings in relation to US/UK standards.
  • Product costings and analyses
  • Good understanding of modern manufacturing methods and processes.
  • Creation and delivery of presentation work.
  • Experience of the following would be beneficial:
    • General knowledge and experience of working within US MIL STD / UK Def. Stan.
    • Patents demonstrating track record of innovative designs.
    • Knowledge and application of Aerospace / Defence or similar design.
    • A good awareness of electrical and pneumatic devices, able to select suitable gearboxes, motors, switches and valves etc.
    • Gaining product CE certification