Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896633_1580987165
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 06, 2020 11:06

Job Description

Our client is a leading aerospace, avionics, and defence engineering company in the UK, designing and manufacturing projects for such clients as the UK MOD for military and civil purposes for the last 80 years.

We are looking for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer with aerospace / aviation experience to be responsible for providing technical guidance and supporting project delivery.

In this role you will be expected to be creative and innovative in the generation of concepts and detailed designs using 3D CAD and FEA simulation tools. You will provide expert technical guidance to the mechanical design team and to systems engineering to ensure robust requirements definition and management. You will provide line management to a small team of Mechanical Engineers and support the Chief Mechanical Engineer in maintaining a high-quality technical output on time and to cost on projects.

As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer your main responsibilities will include:

Produce concept and detailed designs using 3D CAD ensuring that solutions are fit for purpose and cost effective.
Undertake development and leadership of an assigned group of Engineers.
Act as Lead Mechanical Engineer for Key Developments
Use FEA and CFD tools supported by hand calculations to simulate mechanical behaviour
Generate and amend drawings and documentation to appropriate standards including BS8888.
Undertake tolerance analysis of designs including Geometric Dimensioning and tolerancing.
Continuous improvement of processes and tools including support to corporate change initiatives
Provide Focus for Customer technical queries (both external and internal)
Requirements management and derivation (for area of expertise)
Work package management

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (alternatives considered)
Experience in all aspects of engineering product life cycle and development phases.
Preference will be given to Chartered candidates
Experience of using 3D CAD packages, use of SolidWorks would be an advantage
Experience working within the Aerospace Sector or similar regulated industry experience of leading technical teams
An understanding of most aspects of mechanical engineering, especially structural analysis.
A broad understanding of materials, treatments and finishes, and their environmental implications
Experience of the airborne environment
A proven ability to support change within an organisation.

Job Title:Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary:Competitive + Corporate Benefits
Location:Bournemouth, Dorset
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:896633


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 Nationals. 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.