Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 894305_1516109989
Contact Name: Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2018 13:39

Job Description

Our client is a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of large and high integrity power supplies for the defence engineering and energy industry sectors, and packaging extremely powerful electronic equipment in small boxes. They are seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer to develop niche solutions for harsh environments across a wide product range, covering electric field sensors for deep ocean exploration to high power electric motors and converters for a range of customers.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

Generate concept design proposals and feasibility studies to support product development programmes
Management and Co-ordination of technical activities within a small team
Carrying out elements of the product design
Responsible for the structural and thermal performance of products
Guidance and support to other mechanical engineers
Design review authority for mechanical aspects of projects
Contribute to the development of engineering excellence within the business
Provide the engineering department with mechanical engineering expertise in support of future business opportunities

Skills and Qualifications

A degree-level qualification or higher in Mechanical Engineering
Broad knowledge of all aspects of engineering (e.g. systems, electrical, electro-mechanical)
Appreciation of electrical aspects of cabinet design (e.g. EMC, stray fields, creepage and clearance, insulation systems)
Experience in manufacturing methods applicable to electronic cabinets; sheet metal fabrications, welding, machining, corrosion protection
Proficient in the use of 3D CAD. SolidWorks is preferred but not essential
Use of CFD/FEA tools for thermal analysis and structural analysis, fatigue life assessments.
Good knowledge of materials
Good knowledge of best practice design lifecycle process; gated design phases, design reviews.
Good in front of customers; willing and able to make presentations

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Location Rugeley, Stafford, Staffordshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: DOE
Job ID:894305


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.

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 is a Permanent position.

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