Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895256_1539697961
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 16, 2018 14:52

Job Description

Our client is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defence markets. They have a global presence and are one of the world leaders in aerospace electrical systems. As a pivotal player in the 'more electric' aircraft, the company boasts more than 13,000 employees dotted across 12 countries.

As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer you will be responsible for planning and on-time delivery of all engineering tasks required for new Electrical Generator or Motors projects from concept design through to completion of qualification. You would also be expected to provide specialist mechanical engineering guidance and leadership as an internal company specialist to support solving of complex engineering problems as needed.

Your responsibilities will include:

Lead a Project team ensuring a high performing, motivated and engaged team
Management of all Engineering activities to support project timescales and budget commitments.
To oversee and check design calculations such as interference fits, thermal growths, hoop and tensile stresses, thread loadings and tolerance analysis to support concept and detail designs.
To liaise closely with other project team members such as stress, manufacturing, sourcing and configuration with respect to new designs or design changes.
Plan and request resources required to deliver the project.
Provide 'peer review' advice, mentoring and leadership of less experienced engineers to help them in engineering design decisions across all Machines projects
Authoring, reviewing, and approving engineering documentation related to Mechanical Design.
Support the Product Introduction Process project design reviews as required.

Qualifications / Experience

Degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate Engineering discipline and proven track record of Mechanical Design experience
Experience of team leadership
Should be highly self-motivated and a self-starter
Should have a record of producing excellent engineering solutions to problems faced.
Must be able to effectively communicate, formally and informally with peer group, other team members, suppliers and customers.
Must have an understanding of engineering materials and production methods relevant to them
A sound understanding of the design and development process
An aptitude for working systematically, managing the work of others, and providing sound strategic visibility
in the management of the team and products
Leadership and team management skills with a proactive and energetic style
Ability to work within agreed timescales and budgets and follow tasks through to completion
May be required to travel, often at short notice, to UK, Europe and possibly including travel to Asia and America
Ability to gain credibility within the stakeholder audience, including peers, management and customers,
Produce and deliver presentations to employees at any level and customers
Liaison with customers, suppliers, partners and sub-contract agencies.
Ability to analyse and resolve complex problems by devising creative and effective solutions
Competent in using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project tools.

Job Title:Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary:Competitive, DOE
Location:Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:895256


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.

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