Transport & Logistics

Mechanical Design Engineer

Not Specified

As a mechanical design engineer, you will be expected to use engineering principles to provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products ranging from small assembly fixtures, modular conveyors for the automotive, aerospace and airport industries, overhead conveyance systems, elevators and lifting equipment. Working either by yourself or as part of a larger project team you will work on all stages of product design from concept and development to detailed design and production of manufacturing drawings through to installation and final commissioning. This will involve liaising with customers, suppliers, colleagues and directors to obtain the relevant information to enable correct interpretation of a requirement and realise this as a viable mechanical design.

Roles & Responsibilities


Produce scheme drawings and layouts for evaluation against customer specifications

Produce detailed mechanical manufacturing drawings

Evaluate designs through power and stress calculations, and for cost effectiveness and ease of manufacture and maintenance

Complete stress analysis (FEA), risk assessments (DRA), and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

Always follow company procedures and specific instructions

Time Management

Ensure that work is completed within the hours and deadlines agreed with the Engineering Manager

Highlight all constraints/issues that may impact on engineering deadlines and project timing plans


Identify and immediately communicate any engineering constraints/issues to Engineering Manager & Project Manager

Attend regular project and design reviews and provide

accurate feedback on timings and completion of work to Engineering Manager and Project team

Identify and highlight areas where additional support may be required to ensure timely and accurate completion of work

Complete CCARs/NCRs on all occasions where timing plans/engineering hours are affected in line with Company procedures

Team Working

Work closely with other team members in the Engineering Department to share knowledge and ensure best practise

Assist with the collation of information for operation and maintenance manuals

Complete transmittal documents and send to other departments, internal stakeholders & customers as per the company transmittal system

Provide out of hours support as required during busy periods

Cross Functional Working

Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects

Provide engineering support in the development of schemes and specifications for sales quotations and bid returns

Provide engineering support during manufacture and installation as required

Complete site surveys at customer facilities and attend customer led meetings as required

Health & Safety

Follow Group and Company policies and procedures at all times

Use all Company equipment and personal PPE properly and in accordance with Company procedures


Familiarise oneself with, and always adhere to the Company’s Equality Policy at all times

Company Values

All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times





Skills & Attributes

Excellent communication skills

Exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills

A motivated, positive and enthusiastic attitude to work

Ability to build and sustain productive working relationships Extensive working knowledge of Autodesk Inventor/Solidworks and AutoCAD

Excellent general computer skills (MS Office)

Full UK driving license

Knowledge of ISO 9001


Proven experience of production of manufacturing drawings to BS 8888

Previous experience in a similar working environment

Application of engineering principles

Wide ranging technical background

Weld inspection

* Previous experience in all or some of the following areas:

* Automation

* Automotive manufacturing

* Aerospace manufacturing

* Mechanical/material handling

* Conveyor systems

* Machining processes

* Fabrication processes

* Sheet metal processes

* Quality processes

* Pneumatics

* Hydraulics


Mechanical Engineering Advanced Vocational Qualification: ONC/ HNC/ NVQ

Graduate – Qualification covering a wide range of engineering disciplines including structures, mechanics & dynamics