Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896471_1576855075
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2019 15:17

Job Description

Do you want to work in an exciting company who develop technology for the Civil Aerospace, Defence, Space, Industrial, Medical and Scientific industries? If so, this global company who work on some of the highest profile projects such as Eurofighter Typhoon and the CERN large hadron collider are expanding and are keen to recruit a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer.

Your primary function will be to develop and manage a team of skilled engineers/designers that provide all aspects of mechanical and industrial design to areas of the business, in support of projects, primarily Electronic Assemblies. You will also take on management of project work packages, giving direction to other mechanical design engineers as you may lead a small team on projects.

Electronic assemblies / packaging / enclosure experience is essential for this role.

Your duties and responsibilities as Lead Mechanical Design Engineer will include:

Motivate and lead a mechanical engineering and design team to achieve set objectives
Ensure the team work in a well-disciplined, structured and professional manner at all times, this includes behavioural, use of the CAD tools and adherence to company procedures and systems.
Plan and optimise resource to ensure engineers with the required skills and competencies are available to support new projects.
Ensure a highly skilled and competent resource is available to the business, training plans in place, succession planning, new skills being developed, creation of an environment that promotes innovation and out of the box thinking.
Provide support for standard products changes in support of the Design Office, ensuring timely completion and good communication.

Your Qualifications and Experience will include:

Degree level Engineering qualification or equivalent relevant experience
Proven experience of leading and managing a technical team of mechanical engineers and design engineers
Will be technically and theoretically strong and able to carry out engineering calculations in support of design solutions. Have experience of FEA and CFD simulation to verify complex designs
Highly competent level of mechanical engineering and design knowledge and application (machining, sheet metal fabrication, joining techniques etc.)
Experience of electronics packaging, both compact assemblies and large electrical enclosures
Highly proficient use and administration of 2D and 3D CAD packages (PTC Creo and AutoCAD preferred)
Competent in technical draughting
Knowledge and experience of applying design and drawing standards such as BS8888
Understand drawing GD&T to a high level
Knowledge of material science
Experience of product and document configuration management
Disciplined approach and good communication skills
Be proactive in seeking resolutions to problems.

Job Title:Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary:Negotiable, Competitive
Location:Chelmsford, Essex
Job ID:896471


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.