Job vacancy - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Position: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Reference: acsDCsmde
Location: Horsham
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum

An established Leading Design & Manufacturing business, with several sites across the UK. Our product range is cutting-edge and services the surveillance and defence industries with products that aid specific client requirements - driving innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 (in partnership with Engineering Leads) 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:

  • 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.
  • 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).

Key Skills:

  • 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.
  • Must be a UK Passport Holder and have a Full UK Driving License.
  • SC Security Cleared.

What's on Offer:

A competitive salary with benefits including 26 days Annual holiday (plus Bank Holidays), Contributory Pension, Income Protection, Life Cover and a High-Street Discounts Scheme.

ACS are recruiting 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.