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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by INNOVA SEARCH

Manchester, Lancashire United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£40k - £50k Annual
Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to be a part of a company that is experiencing extensive international growth? The company are a global engineering business supplying bespoke engineered products and engineered solutions to some of the largest manufacturing companies and defence contractors worldwide. The business is recruiting a wide range of engineering roles across the UK and Europe.

Our Client:

With a UK based Head Office, they have been trading for over 120 years and has over 1000 staff members worldwide working across 20 global sites. There are manufacturing facilities on every continent. The company focuses on industrial gearboxes, power transmission, rotating equipment and drive units supplying every major sector. The company is going through sustained growth and offers an excellent career opportunity to help drive this organic growth across the world.


Acting under the direction of the Engineering Manager and/or Project Leader, this is a specialist mechanical design role within the Engineering team focused on the delivery of rotating machinery projects.

The role primarily focuses on the concept and detailed mechanical design of rotating machinery components/parts. Where necessary, this will also include the specification and design of other supporting systems and equipment such as couplings, instrumentation and lubrication packages. The role requires the individual to make design calculations and decisions to meet customer requirements, and to generate the necessary CAD models, drawings, bills of material and other technical data for both customers and internal production needs.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

* Mechanical design of rotating machinery components, including any required design calculations

* Production of material masters and bills of material for the entire order

* Reviewing the documentation for each gearbox order (e.g. customer specifications and industry standards) and translating this into specific order requirements

* Design and / or specification of all package requirements (e.g. bearings, instrumentation, lubrication systems)

* Production of detailed design component and assembly drawings for the entire order using 3D CAD tools, plus associated general arrangements, cross-sections, installation manuals and other drawings that may be required

* Support to operations in the execution of the design requirements

Role Requirements:

* Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering, although HNC / HND plus a proven track record / experience in mechanical engineering will be considered in lieu of this

* Excellent knowledge / experience of rotating equipment design e.g. shafts, bearings, valves, gears, turbines, or engine design

* Some working knowledge of common manufacturing techniques e.g. machining and fabrication of components

* Significant experience in 2D and 3D CAD

Preferred, (but not essential) Requirements:

* Knowledge of defence platform requirements, ideally land vehicle sector related

* Experience using 3D CAD software such as Catia V5 or Solid Edge

* Work planning skills and a task orientated approach

* Experience using electronic data capture and analysis software and tools

* Knowledge of relevant industry standards and test protocols (ISO, AGMA, MIL for example)

Reference: 612695221

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