Innovative design skills in Electro-Mechanical mechanisms;
Technical lead within a small, mixed discipline, project design team to produce quality design solutions in line with cost, time and quality requirements;
Lead in the creation of designs in 3D CAD using SolidWorks software;
Lead and work in collaboration with the team to perform classical engineering analysis on designs, including stress, fatigue & vibration using conventional analysis and computer simulation;
Perform lab testing for verification and conformance of design outputs to meet the design inputs;
Be responsible for leading and developing engineering reports to support new product designs, failure investigation and any other formal documentation to support customer requirements;
Coordinate with wider engineering teams to integrate electronic, control and drive systems into equipment designs;
Provide support for the production, test and field engineering teams. Support the sales teams with bids and quotations;
Work with project managers and sales teams to provide time estimates for design activities and keep appraised of progress;
Support and assist the Sales Team in producing proposals and quotations/sales literature.
The Successful Applicant will:
Have a flair for innovation, new concept designs and a passion for mechanical engineering;
Have experience in the design of complex mechanisms and structures;
Have proven experience in the design of systems from original concept design, produced from a specification, through to production in a Lead role;
The ability to analyse the loads on, and design solutions for, items such as gear drives, bearings and motors;
Have an understanding of the application of machining, casting, fabrication and moulding techniques;
Have experience in the use of a 3D CAD system;
Take the lead with responsibility for timely delivery of outputs within defined deadlines;
Strong understanding (where required) of the technical work being carried out and related activities;
Ability to lead the technical activities of a project design team, controlling workload and design output;
Experience of working in ideally the Defence or related sectors particularly in R&D and manufacturing (for example, scientific equipment manufacturers, special purpose machine builders or high-end customisation companies).
Have experience in designing for use in harsh environments;
Have experience in the Defence industry or similar sectors (for example, scientific equipment manufacturers, special purpose machine builders or high-end customisation companies;
To be proficient in SolidWorks 3D CAD system;
Have experience and knowledge of coaching in support of talent development within the team;
Have previous experience in a similar level position in a ‘Senior’ level role, preferably in a small or medium-sized company and/or relevant business model.
Person Spec - Key Skill:
Have the ability to liaise with customers verbally and in writing in an effective manner, producing reports and participating in formal design reviews;
Have excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills;
Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with all stakeholders to understand diverse and complex requirements;
Have the ability to fit in and work well both in a team and in working autonomously when required;
Degree educated in Mechanical Engineering;
Proficient in performing engineering calculations.