Job: Mechanical Design Engineer

Title Mechanical Design Engineer
Categories Technical
Salary £42k
Location Northampton
Job Information

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer on behalf of a specialist engineering company, at their Northampton site. They are a Global supplier of bespoke solutions for industrial automation, operating within various sectors of engineering, delivering unique and complex projects for highly prestigious clients all over the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established, yet growing team, with exposure to some highly exciting projects!

The role will include:

  • ·         To be a mechanical design engineer to design and detail manufacturing drawings and documentation for automated machinery to a variety of industries
  • ·         System concepting for quotations using 3D and 2D CAD tools from URS documents and input from Sales Engineer and Systems Manager 
  • ·         Gain full understanding of customer requirements and manage expectations by regular communicates and project reviews with the Project Manager
  • ·         Limit project risk by utilizing known technologies, methodologies and regular communication with Systems Manger
  • ·         Technical and people management skills when dealing with the customer, subcontractors and internal Engineers and site installation
  • ·         Manage subcontract design engineers on a daily basis where appropriate.
  • ·         Have good understanding of the Machinery Directive, Risk Assessments and CE marking
  • ·         Control the project spend by conducting regular project reviews with the Project Manager and designing to cost
  • ·         Be capable of using and implementing drawing control and design standards into a new design environment

The ideal candidate will have:

  • ·         Education to HNC / Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • ·         Ideally a minimum of five years’ post-graduate experience working in a machinery design role
  • ·         Proven experience in a customer facing project engineering role
  • ·         Good knowledge of Special Purpose Machinery from basic conveying equipment and complex precision tooling
  • ·         Familiarity with up-to-date office software tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • ·         Familiarity with Design and Project Management office practices
  • ·         Design to cost / Budget control detail drafting and checking 
  • ·         Generate specifications for bought out parts
  • ·         Prototype Engineering trials and machinery development / Value Engineering
  • ·         Be competent with the design of pneumatic circuits
  • ·         Generation of technical manuals and recommending spare parts
  • ·         Be capable of completing design calculations


The successful candidate will receive a starting salary of up to £42k (depending on experience), as well as 33 days holiday, pension, company car (BMW 1 Series or similar), structured career development plan

Term Full Time
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