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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Working as part of the engineering team, this is a crucial role developing designs from concept through to production.   

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

With excellent communication and problem-solving skills, you should be able to prioritise  and manage your own workload with great attention to detail. 


  • Organise and lead mechanical engineers to fulfil numerous orders and projects.
  • Developing designs from concept through to production intent.
  • Creating CAD models and fully detailed engineering drawings using GD&T.
  • Products include, but are not limited to:

    • High speed compressors
    • Enclosures for power electronics
    • Cooling structures
    • Testing hardware, prototypes, jigs & fixtures
  • Liaising with members of the wider engineering team, as well as external suppliers.
  • Work with Mechanical Team Leader to continue to build and develop the mechanical engineering team to fulfil company strategic road map.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to other mechanical engineers.
  • Ensure products are developed to achieve compliance with automotive requirements.
  • Provide technical liaison and support for customers.
  • Contribute to the creation of FMEA's.
  • Participate in problem solving processes, such as 8Ds.
  • Create/Review tolerance stack-ups.
  • Create/Review and sign off reports, drawings, designs and calculations.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in functionality and manufacture.
  • Create DVP&R plan for setup and running a test cell for validation work.

Essential Skills:

  • Mechanical engineering degree, either BSc/BEng or MEng.
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software.
  • 10 years' experience.


  • Proven experience of developing electro-mechanical components within the automotive sector or similar.
  • Good understanding of solid body dynamics, structures and materials, heat transfer and fluid dynamics.
  • 3D CAD modelling (Solidworks desirable) and GD&T as per BS 8888.

  • Desirable - experience in any of the following areas would be beneficial:
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Motor drive architecture
    • Motor design and/or electronic enclosures
    • Electronic power device functionality/Cooling methods
    • Rotordynamics - Shaft stress analysis
    • Balancing
    • Carbon fibre/Magnet retention
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) - 3D Experience, Team Centre, etc.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel, Projects).

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills within multi-disciplinary team and with external customers.
  • Self-starter, able to prioritise and plan effectively and manage own workload.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Confident in use of basic workshop tools and processes.


Range £50-60k depending on experience.

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