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Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering Professionals
Job Type:
£32,000 to £38,000 per annum
08 Nov 2023
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Our client is growing business who are looking to recruit a design engineer to join the team.

The purpose of a Design Engineer is to carry out all aspects of mechanical design for the production of customer General Arrangement drawings, and Design for Manufacture (DfM) output, including Assembly Drawings, Fabrication Drawings/ Output, Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and As-Built drawings, in accordance with company procedure and/ or customer specification.

Key Objectives

 Production of concept and detailed design deliverables, in accordance with all relevant company standards and procedure(s), to meet customer/ project demand.

 Deliver against department annual objectives and wider business strategy.

Main Responsibilities

 Timesheet completion, and sickness/ leave/ absence requests to be submitted to Engineering Supervisor for approval in accordance with company procedure.

 Maintain alignment with the company values and vision.

 Adherence to the Engineering Handbook modelling and drawing standards.

 Sourcing any bought in items from existing approved suppliers where applicable. Raise any necessary paperwork for new suppler audits prior to specifying new products.

 Attend in-house or external design/ manufacturing reviews.


 Ensure all designs consider on-site or sub-contracted manufacturing capabilities.

 Complete adherence to Engineering procedures in accordance with our ISO 9001 certification.

 Design using iLogic templates for Standard and Standard-Bespoke products. Liaise with the Engineering Supervisor or Project Technical Leads to identify base model from the Vault.

 3D Modelling of bespoke products in Autodesk Inventor pending project demand; including all associated output in accordance with company procedure.

 Production of 2D General Arrangement drawings from 3D Models to company standard, for customer approval.

 Production of detail drawings for assembly, fabrication, and as-builts.

 Produce BOM’s for issue to production or implementation into MRP.

 Responsible for self-checking of GA’s and 3D models prior to release to Engineering Department checker(s).

 Maximise change capture within the department. Ensure all change is captured on each project.


 Produce calculations and FEA analysis in-line with project requirements e.g., mechanical, structural, thermal, fatigue, acoustic, shock and blast.

 Responsible for self-checking calculations prior to release to Engineering Department checker(s)

 Correct use of calculation standards on all projects to deliver theoretical assurance.

 Support continuous improvement initiatives to increase departmental technical capabilities.

 Contribute to R&D activities as required.

 Discuss innovative design solutions for bespoke works with peers and superiors.

 As and when required provide technical support on projects, liaise with customer as required.


 Full consideration of product performance requirements prior to commencement of works (i.e. fire, thermal, acoustics, security, blast etc.)

 Understanding of the testing and assessment standards, including but not limited to:

o Fire integrity and insulation (BS EN 1634-1, BS 476-22, BS EN (phone number removed), and BS EN (phone number removed).

o Security (LPS 1175 v8.1; or latest version thereafter)

o General (CDM regulations. Building Regulations Part M, DHF-TS-012)

 Contribute to discussions around technical feasibility and appropriate design approaches from a testing perspective, at concept and DFM phases of projects.

 Attendance at testing (domestic and international), reporting on all failures, and proposals for remedial works as required.

Performance Standards

 Adherence to activity and delivery budget durations.

 Capture of design change hours on project change log(s) and notification to project Technical Lead or

Engineering Supervisor dependant on project type/ size/ structure.

 Individual NCR accumulation of < 3/ year.

 Contribute to department objectives year-on-year.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills

 Either:

1) Minimum HND in Engineering, plus 5 years’ engineering experience of industrial sheet/ steel fabrications OR

2) Minimum Bachelor’s degree (BEng Hons) in Engineering (preferably Mechanical Engineering), plus 3

years’ engineering experience of industrial sheet/ steel fabrications.

 Ability to operate Autodesk 3D Inventor, 2D AutoCAD and Autodesk Vault unaided.

 Ability to use Ansys FEA software is desirable.

 Ability to program templates using iLogic/ Visual Basic is desirable.

 Generation of hand and software-based calculations.

 Understanding of steel plate manufacturing principals and constraints, including laser cutting, weld limitations and press machinery.

 A focus on quality adherence and output.

 Attend shop floor as required.

 Flexibility to work overtime to achieve project plan as required.

 Ability to write reports and specifications.

 Strong communicator with internal and external customers alike.

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Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


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