Role Summary
To design and develop Mechanical structures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

New Product Development:

  • Develop Mechanical components and assemblies in compliance with specified requirements and Engineering best practices
  • Generates and updates 3D models and 2D drawings following relevant standards
  • Generates the required engineering documentation during design & development stages
  • Produces and tests mechanical prototypes to determine technical feasibility
  • Contributes to component/material selection, coordinates mechanical component sourcing with Supply Chain
  • Contributes to Design sessions to generate new design ideas and techniques
  • Interacts with Production Engineering, Supply Chain, and Electronics teams to help optimise design decisions.

Sustaining Engineering:

  • Follows Design & Development Processes and Procedures
  • Identifies and supports opportunities for the improvement of the engineering function
  • The role develops into a Mechanical Design Engineer.

Key Experience/skills


  • University Degree qualified in Mechanical/Product Design/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
  • An eye for detail and a methodical work process
  • Initial experience of operating in a New Product development engineering environment
  • Experience in using a parametric 3D modelling software
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing technologies including part finishing, e.g. injection moulding, extrusion, machining and additive manufacturing
  • Understanding of engineering part specification, including drawing requirements, dimensional tolerancing, and process control
  • Understanding aspects of mechanical testing, e.g. environmental, stress, vibration, water ingress
  • An understanding of the complete Engineering Development Lifecycle from Requirements definition to Volume manufacturing
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office tools
  • Strong numerical and technical capabilities.


  • Working experience using SolidWorks 3D modelling software
  • Knowledge of compliance to ISO9001 or other regulated industry standard (e.g. AS9100)
  • Basic understanding of Design for Manufacture (DfM) and Design for Assembly (DfA) techniques
  • Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.

Key competencies

  • Communication: to be able to communicate clearly and with confidence in the English language to internal team members and other functional stakeholders
  • Relationship building: to develop strong collaborative relations with staff and third parties
  • Team working: to be able to support other team members and take instructions in order to achieve company goals
  • Time management: to be able to effectively prioritise to achieve goals
  • Thoroughness: to ensure own work and information are complete and accurate; following up with others to ensure that commitments have been fulfilled
  • Analytical thinking: to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Creativity and curiosity: Ability to get inspiration from other sectors and think imaginatively to solve design problems.


If you want to be part of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary team focussed on developing quality products with an innovative edge, then please send your CV and covering letter to Closing date is 28th May 2021: please quote job reference ST0321.

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