Mechanical Architect (Weapons Systems)

Mechanical Architect (Weapons Systems)

Job Title: Mechanical Architect (Weapons Systems)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + overtime and benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896732_1593692895
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2020 13:28

Job Description

My client, a world leader in the defence sector, requires a Mechanical Architect to join their Weapons System Equipment team and become involved in all aspects of Weapon System and Sub-system development.

Mechanical Architect (Launcher Systems)

The Mechanical Architect will be responsible for the technical management of launcher mechanical requirements, design proving and requirement/environmental verification and validation, as well as managing areas such as thermal interfaces, physical interfaces and the generation/use of performance models.

Responsibilities will include:

*Generation of launcher and equipment Design Verification Plans from supplier documentation.
*Generation of structure and pneumatics requirement sets.
*Generation of design assessment and compliance matrix for Launcher mechanical requirements.
*Maturation of Pneumatic performance model and support dynamic release model development.
*Conducting Mechanical and System DFMEA for launcher development.
*Supporting EMC verification and validation, aircraft integration and integration data pack generation.
*Supporting manufacture process and issue resolution, and design reviews.

Our client's Weapon System Equipment Department is core to the delivery of modern defence capabilities, so this is an opportunity to work as part of an integrated project team on a flagship programme delivering new capabilities. The role could be a stepping-stone to more senior technical leadership roles within the company, as it offers the opportunity to experience a broad view of the development process through interaction and influence of Systems Designers, Chief Engineers and Suppliers.

To be considered for this role, applicants will need to be qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as Mechanical Engineering or similar, with extensive experience in a similar Mechanical Architecture or Mechanical Design/Analysis role, working on highly technical, high integrity products, ideally within the defence sector.

You will have experience working at all stages of the product design and development lifecycle, with experience in areas such as thermal interfaces, physical interfaces and the generation/use of performance models. You will also need good verbal and written communication abilities and proven planning and leadership skills (interpersonal and influencing).

Technical Mechanical Architect
Circa £40-45k DOE plus paid overtime, bonus and excellent benefits

Key Skills: Mechanical Architect, Mechanical Design, Mechanical Engineer, Design Verification, Structural, Pneumatic, Design Assessment, Thermal, Physical Interface, Performance Modelling, Defence, Weapon, Weapon Systems.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 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.

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 resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position.

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