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Lead / Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mechanical / Design / Thermal Engineering - Technical Research

Lead / Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mechanical / Design / Thermal Engineering - Technical Research

Job Title: Lead / Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mechanical / Design / Thermal Engineering - Technical Research
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bonus + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PF4697
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 27, 2019 11:49

Job Description

Global tech business is seeking a proven Lead Mechanical Engineer / Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead a team of engineers. You will be a proven senior Mechanical Engineer and with excellent all-round experience of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design and Thermal engineering and analysis. Ideally we are seeking someone with experience of first principal design through to production.

This is a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineering Lead to join a Research Division. You will report to the Mechanical Research Manager; you will join a growing team of multi-disciplined engineers focusing on the next generation of advanced / high performance electric motors for new and existing categories demonstrating new core technology and a complete system design approach.

The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to integrating thermal, mechanical, aerodynamic and electromagnetic concepts while considering the impact on performance and cost.


  • Stretch the boundaries of speed, power/torque density and efficiency in electric motor systems in a number of different applications
  • Develop energy storage solutions with world leading levels of energy density
  • Have the ability to understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to the design of the product through the use of expert knowledge of the latest technologies / methods in the industry.
  • Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline of each project that would make a great product
  • Deliver solutions that are reliable and fit for purpose to satisfy life requirements and to help achieve product guarantee periods and comply with all relevant International Standards
  • Generate innovative / novel solutions with strong / high value IP for new products

Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

Specification, Analysis & Design:

  • Significant experience in the design and analysis of thermal systems, including Finite Element & Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques.
  • Breadth of experience covering component thermal design through to full system.
  • Ability to simplify a complex problem into mathematical models and perform preliminary performance prediction, analysis and design recommendation
  • Good understanding of statistics and the ability to use these as a tool in engineering decision making
  • Experience in a broad range of heat management technologies
  • Ability to use 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages
  • Appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, mechanical, electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems
  • Ability to specify system components to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Quality processes including DFMEA, DoE, failure analysis/problem solving capability

Test and Validation:

  • Ability to devise lab based measurement techniques and have a strong command of analysis software and equipment for component and system level characterisation and validation


  • Ability to work across a number of different projects and platforms simultaneously
  • Strong “design-for-manufacture” mentality to deliver high performance and reliable system solutions meeting cost, size and time requirements
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques of parts (moulding / machining) and common issues with these plus experience in manual and automated assembly techniques
  • Appreciation of complying with National, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation.