West Sussex, England
£35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent
8 months ago
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000pa
A leading design & manufacturing organisation with a cutting-edge product range, servicing the surveillance and defence industries with products that aid specific client requirements are seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.
Key Responsibilities- Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
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
Produce detail engineering and assembly drawings for manufacturing, 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 - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Have a flair for innovation, new concept designs and a passion for mechanical engineering.
Have experience in the design of complex mechanisms and structures for use in harsh environments - preferably in the defence industry.
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 SolidWorks 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.
Be experienced in managing the day-to-day activities of a small project design team, controlling workload, design output.
Have experience and knowledge of coaching in support of talent development within the team.
Must 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.
Key skills and qualifications - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
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 is preferred.
Proficient in performing engineering calculations.
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