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Senior Design Engineer

Senior Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £contact for info
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5796
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 01, 2021 12:26

Job Description

Senior Design Engineer

In this company we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We are proud to be authentic, different and pioneers. We are driven by a desire to solve real problems and improve everyday lives with intuitive solutions that do more, but use less. Family owned, we are not restricted by conventional thinking; we explore, discover and learn for ourselves. Never satisfied, we believe everything can always be made better. 

The business offers a unique opportunity for a talented Research Engineer to work on the mechanical design and integration of our Digital Motors (DDMs). Joining the Technical Research Team, the successful applicant will be part of the wider Research Department based in Wiltshire, U.K. The team have been pioneers in the industry with very high speed / high power density compressor motors that are highly efficient, cost-effective and robust for more than 15 years. These motors are conceived in the UK and are manufactured state-of-the-art facilities in Singapore and Philippines. The team has ambitious growth plans in 2021 in order to deliver an expanding range of high-performance motors into existing and future product categories within the next few years.

Own the delivery of motor assemblies and components which provide market-leading performance and robustly satisfy the design requirements
Use systems engineering and engineering design process techniques to efficiently generate and record design concepts and down-selection rationale, supporting architecture definition and detailed design of new motors
Generate creative and technically-sound solutions to multi-physical challenges, using your own engineering knowledge and collaborating with technical experts across all physical disciplines
Deliver motor assemblies and components from early concept to proof of principle, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly (DFM and DFA) and necessary component calculations/analyses are performed to fulfil function
Develop and own the master 3D CAD and engineering drawings for motor assemblies and components along with assembly fixtures and tooling
Develop innovative and novel concepts with high value IP
Understand and comply with relevant International Standards
Follow best practice and improve upon existing processes within the team where possible
Act as a role model and provide informal support to junior engineers

Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 or higher) with a reasonable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical systems
Ability to generate concepts from a blank sheet of paper
Sound understanding of physics and ability to work from first principles
Experience of research and development through analysis, prototyping and testing
Capable of performing hand calculations to provide initial design direction and confidence in simulation results
In-depth knowledge and experience of relevant technologies, including manufacturing processes and their limitations
Desire to learn and gain understanding of relevant physics outside your own area of expertise, in order to suggest routes for achieving an optimised balance between different considerations
Capable of using 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages to model components in 3D and draft engineering drawings
Understanding and application of GD&T
Able to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats
Able to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary project teams, and work independently with minimal guidance

Strong knowledge of mechanical principles and mechanical design considerations for electromechanical devices
Awareness of other engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, thermodynamics, electrical, electronic and electromagnetic systems
Awareness of power system design, including motors, transmissions and energy storage solutions
Understanding of electrical insulation schemes and electrical safety
Ability to carry out finite element analysis with appreciation of how results can be verified through testing
Understanding of a range of manufacturing processes and their associated limitations (e.g. moulding, stamping, forming, machining, winding, welding etc)
Experience in using any industry-standard manufacturing simulation software, especially for moulding processes (Autodesk Moldflow an advantage)
Understanding of materials science
Experience using Siemens NX, ANSYS Workbench and Siemens Teamcenter
Confident performer of tolerance stack analysis (ability to use 3DCS an advantage)
Appreciation of statistics and robust design techniques
Confident in building fixtures/jigs for assembly and testing and aware of FRACAS process
Practical “hands-on” ability, supporting technicians developing build processes and test rigs
Understanding of design verification approaches and ability to define suitable test methods
Understanding of physical failure methods and approaches to root cause analysis
Experience of making design calculation tools in MATLAB and Excel.

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 company products

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