Mechanical Project Engineer

Vector Recruitment Ltd
West Sussex
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
A superb opportunity for a Mechanical Project Engineer / Mechanical Design Engineer to join one of the UK's leading instrumentation development companies. This is a brand new vacancy following the award of a major new contract to develop a number of really exciting high technology instruments for the Space & Satellite industry. As Project Engineer / Mechanical Design Engineer you will ensure projects are delivered to customers' requirements and specifications, plus you will be heavily involved in a broad range of engineering activities for other upcoming space projects. You will need to have a mechanical engineering background developed within a highly regulated industry (Space Industry prefered) with experience of Mechanical & thermal analysis tools (e.g. Nastran, Patran, ESATAN, Cosmos, ANSYS) as well as standard design tools such as (Pro-E/CREO, SolidWorks, AutoCad, Catia). Responsibilities: Technical and Project Management of space hardware projects ensuring successful delivery of project requirements. Hands-on design and analysis covering mechanical, thermal and electrical performance Support and develop other project engineers / work package owners Generate all required technical documentation Technical oversight and support for all MAIT activities Report to and coordinate with customers including major European space and aerospace companies. Visit customers / suppliers / partners off site for progress meetings Support business development activities, helping to bring in future projects and generally contribute to the broader development of the company. Mechanical Project Engineer Job Requirements: Essential: An Engineering Degree (1st or 2:1) in a technical engineering discipline such as aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or maybe physics / astro-physics etc. Strong track record as engineer / lead engineer on highly regulated hardware projects Experience and understanding of thermomechanical engineering and FEA. A strong working knowledge of appropriate subsystem & instrument design activities, including: Mechanical engineering, including: thermal, structural, materials Systems engineering, including technical requirements specification, verification and testing One or more standard design tools (e.g. Pro-E/CREO, SolidWorks, AutoCad, Catia) Mechanical & thermal analysis tools (e.g. Nastran, Patran, ESATAN, Cosmos, ANSYS) A general working knowledge of general good working practice in parts, materials and processes Basic electrical/electronic principles covering harnesses, sensors, connectors, thermometry. High degree of IT literacy and proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to generate large amounts of high quality project documentation quickly. Desirable : Broader space / space systems engineering knowledge Experience of instruments such as radiometers and calibration systems, high-precision (mK) thermometry, IR/Infrared, RF and microwave engineering. Experience with any of JAXA, ISRO, NASA/NOAA and CASC practices Chartered Engineer or membership of relevant professional body Post-graduate qualification (e.g. MEng, MSc, PhD.) General Information: This role is office based in West Sussex (commutable from Guildford, Worthing, Brighton, Crawley, Farnborough etc.) with some travel involved, for example to customer meetings, project reviews etc. Salary: £40k - £45k benefits. This job was originally posted as