Job vacancy - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Position: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Reference: acsOFsmde
Location: Abingdon
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Job description

This position requires a highly competent and motivated Mechanical Engineer who can devise competitive solutions to meet challenging equipment requirements in the scientific and research community. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will also be responsible for validating design proposals through rigorous analysis and effective testing. Areas of interest include thermal management, thermal and vibrational stability, ultra-high precision motion controls and ultra-high vacuum (UHV) compatibility.

Key responsibilities:

  • Mechanical concept design of high stability systems, involving high precision movements and control feedback
  • Interpreting customer requirements and translating them into cost effective and elegant solutions
  • Defining requirements in clear and concise terms that can be implemented by the product design teams
  • Participating in design and product review processes
  • Providing back up calculations and analyses for proposed design solutions
  • Working closely with Controls Engineers to develop precision motion controls and feedback systems
  • Communication with customers and assisting them in the development of solutions that will exceed their expectations
  • Communication with vendors and subcontractors with the aim of identifying leading edge technologies, materials and processes
  • Assisting in the preparation of bid proposals
  • Maintain a flexible attitude and approach to changing priorities and requirements


  • 7% company pension contribution
  • Private healthcare
  • Group Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Flexible working hours

Candidates will be qualified to BSc or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate will have extensive 3D modelling and design experience and a high level of capability in mechanical design and design analysis. Project management skills including control of project costs, risk analysis, project planning and expediting are also desirable.

ACS are recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role you desire.