Specialist Mechanical Design Engineer

Specialist Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Specialist Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895257_1539700248
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 16, 2018 15:30

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 Specialist Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for proposing original concept solutions to design challenges on new generation generator and starter generator products and to develop these into robust manufacturable detail designs. You will also lead the design activities on projects, providing design deliverables on time for the project and supervising more junior staff as required.

Your responsibilities will include:

To lead the Design engineering activities on research and technology projects from the concept stage through development and qualification test and into technology readiness.
The production of Design Schemes, including CAD models, assemblies and 2D drawings for concept and detail designs of electrical machines.
To carry out 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.
The production of design assurance documentation including ERN's and Design Reports
The production and maintenance of design monitors spreadsheets such as performance, cost and weight.
The production and maintenance of parts lists as defined by latest CAD assemblies.
To agree monthly milestone targets to support project needs and timescales. Monitor progress and ensure satisfactory milestone compliance.
To arrange and run design reviews in accordance with design procedure.
To support the Lead Engineer to ensure the technical integrity of the product and that it meets all performance, reliability, cost and safety requirements.
Provide support to other team members in completion of their activities.

Qualifications / Experience

A Mechanical, Automotive or Aeronautical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
Must be self-sufficient and largely self-motivated.
Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal means to all levels of staff e.g. direct reports, interacting with other Engineering teams and the external customer.
Ability to work under pressure to meet program deadlines
Extensive Design experience esp. rotating equipment, shaft, bearings seals, structures etc.
Experienced state of the art 3D CAD software.
Good working knowledge of MS Software i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
Knowledge of electrical machines
Must have an understanding of engineering materials and production methods relevant to them.
Must be able to produce designs with consideration of design to cost, and ease of manufacture and assembly.
Good time management, proactive with an ability to prioritise.
Must have the ability to plan work efficiently to meet agreed monthly milestone tasks.
Must be able to produce and deliver technical presentations to employees and customers at any level.

Job Title:Specialist Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary:Competitive, DOE
Location:Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:895257


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