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Mechanical Engineer

Salary: £44500 - £52000Start date: ASAPLocation: SouthamptonContract type: Permanent

Job description

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Cordius are partnering with a leading defence manufacturer to recruit a High Calibre Mechanical Engineer, whose primary role is to design and develop new products for the Tempest programme. The successful candidate will perform mechanical engineering design in a professional manner, and provide technical engineering leadership, coaching and mentoring to Engineers.

 The successful candidate must be able to:

•           Perform 'hands on' mechanical design and development using 3D CAD software, including 'first-pass' structural analysis to determine if a design is fit for purpose.

•           Set standards for mechanical engineering best practice.

•           Deliver innovative, optimised engineering solutions.

•           Deliver design solutions against requirements, within budget and timescales.

•           Develop and coach engineers in terms of technical knowledge and soft skills.

•           Contribute to and conduct peer reviews.

•           Post is based in Southampton with occasional visits to UK sites.

Key Area’s

  • Mechanical design and development using 3D CAD tools.
  • Provide technical direction on critical business programmes to ensure delivery of mechanical engineering excellence.
  • Have a good understanding of mechanical design lifecycle.
  • Understand material selection process.
  • Calculate stress and vibration tables.
  • Demonstrate experience with ferrous/ Non-ferrous oxidisation/stress and composite materials.
  • Formulate prototype designs and produce physical representations  
  • Lead/ provide key support to critical technical problem investigations and deliver effective solutions.
  • Mentor design engineers with on-the-job coaching.
  • Support and facilitate reviews and sign off release of mechanical designs in accordance with business and industry standards.
  • Champion improvements in product manufacturability through effective relationship building and design guidance.
  • Build effective cross functional relationships within local site, across business and internationally within group and suppliers.
  • Support mechanical management team in process and departmental improvement and development activities.


 Key Skills

  • Chartered Member of IMechE or equivalent professional body
  • Engineering design and development – process of delivering products and associated key milestones
  • Problem solving and simultaneous engineering – structured, logical approach to investigate issues and problems in an effective cross-functional manner
  • Mechanical engineering detailed design - first-hand experience of engineering design, numerical calculations, tolerance studies, etc.

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