Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

From £43,000 to £48,000 per annum Share Options available
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Saietta Group is a SME specialising in the design and manufacturing of electric motors and controllers for vehicle propulsion which is a rapidly expanding and highly innovative market. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer reports to the Head of Engineering and will work on agreed engineering projects with a small team. As a start-up business in a period of growth the role will develop over time and a degree of flexibility will be required as the company continues to develop. This senior role will offer support to the junior Engineers as well as working alongside the Head of Engineering and the Project Manager to ensure that engineering projects are clearly defined and kept on track. Key responsibilities : · Provide direction and support to junior members of the mechanical engineering team (4 Engineers). · Mentor and coach the mechanical engineering team while ensuring accountability for their performance and deliverables. · Approval of mechanical drawings to ensure they meet project requirements and technical specifications with a view to reducing production cost and fabrication time · Encourage innovation within the engineering team. · Design of components and systems for an electromechanical environment using FEA and hand calculations. · Input to the mechanical design process for electromechanical systems to ensure correct design solutions and appropriate materials are used for the final environment. · Perform reviews of mechanical projects to ensure that they will meet their technical requirements and timescales. · Develop the company’s in-house test faculties to ensure compliance with customer specifications. Experience in the set-up of electromagnetic test facilities would be an advantage. · Encourage best practice in engineering and CAD within the team and ensure continual development of the engineering procedures. · Liaise with customers and outside subcontractors at in-house and external meetings · Provide technical assistance to the Sales and Production teams. · Perform work in accordance with established safety procedures and promote a culture of health and safety within the company. Profile and skills : · Degree in mechanical or automotive engineering. · Over 8 years experience as a mechanical engineer in a design environment. · Knowledge of European and international standards with 10 years of relevant work experience, preferably gained within the electric motor or automotive industries. · Strong leadership skills. · Strong operational and project management skills in a mechanical engineering environment. · Solid understanding of engineering technical issues related to product design and development. · Experience of hands-on development of mechanical components preferably in an electromechanical environment. · Willingness to travel domestically and internationally if required. This job was originally posted as