Mechanical Design Engineer

£30000 - £40000/annum Bens
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
We have a new vacancy for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join an award winning Technology Company, developing innovative systems for the international space research and satellite industries.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplined team of bright and enthusiastic engineers, working on some seriously exciting and cutting-edge technologies.

You will be degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and have a minimum of three years' experience in a similar role in the space industry (or similar) including use of finite element analysis software such as PATRAN / NASTRAN.

Job Location - South Oxfordshire ( M4 / M40 corridor, commutable from Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Newbury etc)

Responsibilities of Mechanical Design Engineer :

Take technical ownership of all aspects of allocated projects. The post requires multi-discipline skills in mechanical, thermal and electrical design -although training in electrical design aspects will be given if required.

Responsible for delivering in all technical aspect of the project including documentation and reports

Ensure all technical activities are conducted in a comprehensive manner to meet the agreed specification

Working closely with all team members to ensure that project is designed, manufactured and tested in an efficient manner whilst still maintaining flight requirements

Provide a forward looking outlook to avoid technical problems later (especially in orbit!!)

Communication with customers in all technical aspects of the project.

Working with Project Managers to define technical work packages for team members

Always focussed on the balance of technical and programmatic delivery

Reporting to Delivery Stream Manager and the wider business

Essential Skills and Experience:

An Engineering Masters (MEng, MA, MPhys, MSc) or higher (Doctorate PhD, DPhil, EngD) in a technical discipline such as aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or maybe physics / astro-physics etc.

Minimum 3 years' experience in space industry

Expertise in spacecraft level structural/thermal design including use of NASTRAN / PATRAN FEA package

Systems level engineering experience is desirable

Previous experience of working with teams, planning and reporting

Strong communication skills at all levels with ability to provide solutions

Ability to work well under pressure to demanding timescales

Strong IT skills including MS Office

Enthusiastic, hardworking and professional approach essential

Person Specification:

Have good interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills

Self-motivated and able to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones