Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tring, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895214_1556717665
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 01, 2019 14:34

Job Description

Our client specialises in mission critical communication and networks. They produce market-leading secure communication systems, intelligence gathering and situational awareness technology for the world's most challenging environments.

They are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to responsible for the mechanical design of satellite communications equipment from concept design, detail design through to testing. Projects will range from small contract related customisation projects to larger new product development activities with timescales from a few days up to 6-9 months.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

Design of satellite communications antennas and associated electronics housings.
Design of machined, sheet metal and carbon fibre composite parts.
Production of detail drawings and bills of materials of designs to Company standards.
Produce high quality technical documentation to support new designs, including user manuals and maintenance instructions.
FEA on key structural components to simulate the effect of wind loads on antennas and predict their RF performance in extreme environments.
Provision of technical support to production and sales.
Mechanical environmental testing (sometimes off-site) of finished antennas.
Write up of detailed test reports for presentation to the engineering team, management and customers.
Manage projects through the whole design cycle to defined timescales.

Skills and Qualifications

Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
Full UK Driving Licence
Ability to obtain SC level Clearance
Proficient in the use of SolidWorks 3D CAD
Experience in the design of electro-mechanical systems.
Experience in the design of lightweight, rigid structures and mechanisms.
Experience in the design of machined and sheet metal parts.
Experience in design to environmental standards.
Ability to carry out accurate hand calculations and generate engineering spreadsheets.
Ability to write detailed test reports.
Good understanding of design for manufacture.

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Location Tring, Hertfordshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: DOE
Job ID:895214


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.