Mechanical Design Engineer

Position Type
Full-time permanent
Business Area / Division
UK - Birkenhead
Job Advert Description

Specification of Tasks
Responsible for supporting all engineering efforts for a complex project or project(s) on time and budget.
Supporting role to review customer specifications and requirements and assist project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable.
Responsible to esnure design compliance with all project requirements.
Support and co-ordinate design reviews.
Support and co-orindate integration and test activities. Interact with test laboratories as necessary to experimentally prove new product developments.
Support the transition of new products into production.
Maintain engineering notes, models, records, calculations and analysis that demonstrate the progression of the product designs.
Engage in cost estimates for prototype and production parts, building a business case in support of product development activities.
Evaluate, define and resolve design and manufacturing problems.
Travel (both in the UK and overseas) to liaise with customers and suppliers when required and represent the company during off site technical activities.
Represent the company at Technical exhibitions and Symposia.

Demonstrate a good understanding of Static and Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Structures.
Experience with experimental stress analysis tools and techniques.
Demonstrate a good understanding of loads calculation, data and mechanical fault analysis methods pertinent to the job role.
Accountability and ownership.

Qualifications and Core Skills
Qualified to degree or equivalent level in a Mechanical/Aeronautical engineering discipline along with proven experience in mechanical design within a regulated industry. Chartered Engineer status is desirable, and/or membership of a relevant professional institution.
Familiarity with MIL-STD's, Def-Stan, NAS, ASME and DoD procurement processes and procedures would be advantage.
Strong technical writing capabilities.
Experience in definiing clear technical requirements documents.
Knowledge of various project management skills
Effective communication skills
Proactively anticipate and identify potential probelms on new products and concepts and develop good corrective actions by following a rigorous problem-solving process.

Critical Skills
(E) = Essential / (D) = Desirable

(E) Generating and checking engineering design data
(E) Able to interpret technical drawings
(E) IT Literacy
(E) Familiar with working to company procedures
(E) Participate in design reviews
(E) Change Control
(E) Design Office Product Checklists
(E) 2D/3D CAD
(E) Product Data Manager Systems
(E) Mechanical analysis (structural, thermal, CFD)
(D) NPI (new product information)
(E) Requirements gathering
(E) System design engineering / Project Engineering.
(D) Value Engineering
(D) Advance Product Development
(D) Mistake proofing, Poke Yoke

Able to demonstrate experience in the following key discipline:

Knowledge and experience in material selection for structural components.
Experience of design validation.
Experience of loads caluclation and validation with theability to carry out comprehensive testing to relevant standards.
Experience working with integrated program teams leading manufacturing development plans for areospace products.
Proven experience in a Mechanical Engineering position, ideally in an areospace EASA Part 21 G or DAOS environment.
Experience working with integrated program teams leading manufacturing development plans for aerospace products.
Experience and knowledge of the application of CAD including simulation tools.

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