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Lead Mechanical Engineer - Motors Research

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Motors Research

Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer - Motors Research
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: Circa 45 - 55k
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5676
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2021 13:49

Job Description

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Motors Research
Circa £45,000 - £55,000

The business is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.

Our research and testing enables us to pioneer new technology by continuously improving and developing our machines. The team is hands-on and integrated, which means you’ll be fully involved in the development process.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Mechanical Research Engineer to join the highly successful Motors and Power Systems team within the Research, Design and Development (RDD) department. Within this team the successful applicant will be working on the mechanical design of our Digital Motors (DDMs).

Deliver robust design solutions that fulfil the fundamental design requirements
Generate design requirements and identify risk areas
Develop 3D CAD and engineering drawings for mechanical components and assemblies along with test rigs and assembly fixtures
Review and approve work completed by others
Understand and comply with relevant International Standards
Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept to proof of principle. Lead other engineering colleagues as required to support this
Develop innovative and novel concepts with high value IP while considering freedom to operate
Be a source of mechanical engineering expertise to advise on design, development, material, manufacturing, validation and test issues
Develop and mentor others within the wider team
Create new, and improve upon existing, best practices and processes within the team

Skills Required;
Degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 degree or better) with an appreciable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems
Capable of performing hand calculations to provide initial design direction and confidence in simulation results
High level of knowledge of 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages
Working knowledge of GD&T
Understanding of physical failure methods and approaches to root cause analysis
Understanding of design verification approaches and ability to define suitable test methods
Able to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats
Be able to carry out structural FE analysis of components and assemblies
Able to progress tasks autonomously with little direction
Able to multi-task, prioritise activities and plan work effectively to ensure project deadlines are met

Knowledge of power system design, including motors, transmissions and energy storage solutions 
An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, thermodynamics, CFD analysis and electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems
Experience using Siemens NX, ANSYS Workbench and Siemens Teamcenter
Able to carry out simple modal, thermal, rotordynamic and impact analyses of components and assemblies
Appreciation of statistics and robust design techniques
Understanding of materials science and manufacturing processes
Capable of performing tolerance stack analysis on complex assemblies

Benefits Overview
27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
Pension scheme
Performance related bonus
Private medical insurance
Life assurance
Sport centre
Free on-site parking
Subsidised café and restaurants
Discounts on machines

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review and consideration.