Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greenford, Middlesex
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895600_1550653981
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 20, 2019 09:13

Job Description

Our defence engineering and electronic products client in Middlesex is seeking a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to take responsibilities for designing and maintaining all mechanical aspects of their products. This includes management and configuration of the production drawing pack.

The purpose of this role is to support the mechanical development lifecycle consisting of requirements analysis, design, implementation, test and verification in order to deliver mechanical components and subassemblies into projects and products. You will be supporting the deployment and through-life maintenance of mechanical systems in service, and you will be conducting mechanical design engineering activities, either alone on a small project or as part of a larger project team, adhering to Engineering Function processes or project specific tailoring of those processes.

As Principal Mechanical Engineer your responsibilities will include:

Providing a technical lead role on selected projects.
Providing support for stress and thermal analysis activities
Employing continuous improvement principles to improve efficiency
Liaising with customers and suppliers as required
Collaboration with the other Engineering functions to ensure smooth engineering transition within projects
Providing mechanical engineering technical leadership on Projects.
Performing and managing the reviews of artefacts produced by less experienced mechanical personnel.
Mentoring/supervision of more junior employees within functional teams to ensure that they fulfil their roles and meet targets effectively and on a timely basis to agreed quality standards and using best practices.

About you:

Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Experience designing small and medium sized mechanisms and structures.
Experience using a 3D CAD modelling tool and creating 2D Technical Drawings in accordance with BS 8888.
Full driving licence
Capable of achieving Security Clearance (SC)
Occasional need for work at other sites, worldwide travel and being away from home for reasonable lengths of time.
Experienced user of Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, & Outlook)
Experienced user of 3D CAD modelling tool(s) including 2D technical drawings.
It is desirable that you have Creo Parametric 2.0 and Windchill PDM, Autodesk Inventor, and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Salary: TBC
Location: Greenford, Middlesex
Job Type: Perm
Job ID: 895600


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.