Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Job Reference: BM008
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Coyle Personnel
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  • Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Design
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 Months

Job Description




Senior Mechanical Engineer

A Senior Mechanical Engineer is required to join the Hardware team in the R&D Department to deliver mechanical products for use in signalling system solutions.

Key responsibilities include

•             Generation of conceptual design of mechanical products for railway signalling and control, working locally in a hardware R&D team but as part of the wider development community

•             Responsible for detailed development of products, using Lean principles and 3D CAD/CAE modelling, incorporating mechanical analysis and verification testing

Activities include: 

-              Proving structural calculations

-              Material properties comparison and selection

-              Environmental condition analysis and testing

-              Formal verification test and safety reports

-              Hands-on assembly and testing of prototypes

-              On-site testing of prototypes and support to trial installations

-              Checking and approval of design, calculations, results and documents produced by other members of the team

-              Liaising with manufacturing and supply chain

What do I need to qualify for this job?

Essential Requirements

•             First degree or higher qualifications in mechanical engineering or a similar related discipline.

•             Mechanical engineering knowledge, with analytical skills, including a knowledge of FEA (linear/non-linear), stress, friction, tolerance build-up etc.

•             Possess good working knowledge of analytical methods such as FEA (linear/non-linear)

•             Working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools

•             Knowledge of electrical circuit design and /or basic PCB layout

•             Experience in setting and driving simulations such as thermal etc.

•             Experience of manufacturing methods and process both for prototyping and volume manufacturing.

•             Experience of 2D and 3D CAD/CAE tools (ideally SolidWorks)

•             Good attention to detail commensurate with safety-critical design

•             Good PC skills including use of MS Office tools in a networked environment

•             Possess good communication and presentation skills

•             Understanding of the rigorous requirements of a safety-critical environment

Desirable Requirements

•             Ability to perform detailed FEA analysis (linear / non-linear)

•             Chartered Status

•             Experience in a manufacturing environment including prototyping and volume manufacturing

•             Willingness to occasionally travel overseas.